Perast

At first glance, it is hard to believe that Perast is actually a small town in Montenegro. The residents number in the hundreds, and there is just one main street that runs through Perast. Nonetheless, it is an amazing destination that looks like it belongs in Venice, Italy, rather than in coastal Montenegro. Almost all of the structures in Perast were built in the baroque style, and that cohesive look is what makes the destination so appealing.

You’ll have no trouble walking around to see all that Perast has to offer, since the town is on such a small scale. However, that doesn’t mean there isn’t a lot to explore. The town boasts a staggering 16 churches and 17 impressive palazzos, showcasing how important this small town once was. A few of the grand homes are abandoned, and the ruins can be toured, although celebrities and royals alike are reinvigorating the town by buying and restoring some of these spectacular residences.

Perast

The center of the town, and its tallest tower, is St Nicholas’ Church. For a small fee, you can climb to the top of the church and take photographs, which is worthwhile as the views are spectacular and span the entire town. From here you also have a good view of the two tiny islands of St. George island and Gospa od Škrpjela (Our Lady of the Rock) that are located just offshore.