Petrovac na moru is a small charming seaside town in Montenegro, situated in a small bay right on the coastal road between Budva and Bar, at the point where the old mountain road coming from Podgorica reaches the coast. It is surrounded by dense pine forests, olive groves and vineyards and mountainous terrain. The sea in the bay is crystal clear and there is an impressive backdrop to admire.
Petrovac has a long history dating back to ancient times. Strolling through the narrow streets of the village, one can discover the remains of Roman settlements, including ancient mosaics and ruins. There is also a beautiful 16th-century church with beautiful frescoes.
At the northern end of the town are the remains of the Venetian fortress “Castel Lastua” from the 16th century, which gave the town its name until 1918. A little further west is the former military hospital. The restored walls now house a restaurant.
The approx. 800 m long city beach consists of fine reddish sand and 1.5 km offshore you can see the two islands “Sveta Nedjela” and “Sveta Katice”. A church was built on the island of Sveta Nedjela by stranded sailors.
The picturesque, small “Lucice Beach” is located at the eastern end of town and can be easily reached on foot from there (you have to cross a rocky spur).
Along the beach promenade there are many nice restaurants, small bars and tourist shops and cafes that invite you to linger. At the southern end of the beach behind a 10 m long tunnel is the idyllically situated restaurant “Ponta” in the rocks, where you can eat incredibly great fish dishes.
A variety of activities are offered: Lučice beach is an ideal place for sunbathing, swimming and snorkeling. Visitors can also take boat trips along the coast of Montenegro or go hiking in the surrounding hills. For those looking for adventure, there is also the option of jet skiing, parasailing or booking a cave tour.
Due to its size, Petrovac is considered a quiet holiday resort and is always very popular with holidaymakers and locals.
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