The Picturesque Montenegrin Village of Perast
Perast is a small village with 350 inhabitants, situated a few kilometers from the city of Kotor in Kotor Bay, and at 80 kilometers’ distance from the renowned Dubrovnik. Before I visited the settlement I had no idea of its existence and had never heard of it. But once I was there, I could never forget it.
It is so beautiful and so picturesque, it actually stayed with me long after I left and served as one of the highlights of my first trip in 2014. In fact, I liked it so much, I happily returned a month ago to walk among its stone houses equipped with colorful Venetian blinds, situated among green, rocky hills.
Perast is still a fishing village, so you will see many boats floating around, adding to the charm of the landscape. If you’re lucky you’ll get to see a few locals “in action”, fishing in the beautiful surroundings at sundown, or catch a small sailboat strolling around, carrying tourists.
After I finished shooting nearly every boat with the scenic background, I started walking around town. Perast itself is pretty small, it shouldn’t take you more than an hour to walk through it. As you do, you can admire the St. Nicholas, St. Mark and St. Anthony churches, appreciate the local architecture and let your eyes enjoy the mix of colorful blinds with the white-gray houses. The place is very similar to many Croatian villages and towns, except for the lush green background, which Croatia usually lacks.
Besides the churches, there are two small islands you can reach from Perast by water taxi, St. George & Our Lady of the Rocks. I will talk about them in the next post, so stay tuned!
How do you like Perast? Would you like to visit this charming little fishing village?