Risan

One of the inner gulfs that make up the Bay of Kotor is Risan. If you love history, then Risan should absolutely make its way onto your itinerary. That’s because Risan is the oldest of all the settlements in the Bay of Kotor area. Risan dates all the way back to the third century B.C., when it was a fortress of the Illyrian kingdom. When the Romans invaded and took the region for their own, staggering manors went up right along the coast.

Risan

The hub of Risan is the central square known as Trg 21 Novembra. It is here that you’ll find charming cafes and small shops catering to locals and tourists alike. Around the corner, you can spot two Orthodox churches built in the 18th century: St. Peter and St. Paul. Of course, Risan is a seaside town, which means that it offers several small beaches that are ideal for families, swimming or just tanning in the enviable climate.