“The part of the Adriatic Coast belonging to Montenegro
is the purest part of the Mediterranean”.

JACQUES COUSTEAU

“In terms of natural wonders, there is little in the southern
Mediterranean to rival Montenegro’s fjord. The part of the
Adriatic Coast belonging to Montenegro is the purest part of the Mediterranean”.

Financial Times

The most beautiful contact between the earth and sea took
place at the Montenegrin littoral

Lord Byron

Bar

As a city of olives, the sea gate of Montenegro, long-lasting melting-pot of different confessions and nations, Bar represents a mix of modernity, tradition and beauty. It is an important and dynamic economic centre within Montenegro, but is also a town of rich cultural and historical tradition. Some of the highest achievements of Montenegro’s civilization originated in Bar. The oldest written documents and the most important work of medieval Montenegrin literature and history can be found here. The town also served as the seat of the oldest religious institution of Montenegro (the Bar archbishopric). One of the world’s oldest olive trees grows here, the Old Olive of Mirovica, which is more than 2000 years old.

The pleasant Mediterranean climate attracts a large number of tourists each year. With an average of 270 sunny days per year, Bar is one of the Mediterranean’s sunniest towns. The 44 kilometer-long sea coast, including over 9 kilometers of beaches, the 67 kilometer-long shore of Lake Skadar and the mountain range dividing these two large bodies of water make Bar an ideal destination for tourists who wish to relax on lovely beaches and enjoy the unspoiled environment, as well as for those wanting to visit the numerous cultural and religious sites or to spend their holidays engaged in various sports activities.

The Port of Bar is Montenegro's main sea port. The reconstruction and renewal of the port's facilities started in 1981 and today's port of Bar, capable of handling app. 5 million tons of cargo, officially began operations on July 13, 1983.