Herceg Novi – A group of tourists which is spending their summer on Dubrovnik Riviera has visited as part of a one-day trip – “Montenegro tour” Herceg Novi where they were introduced with the history and culture of the town.
After almost two decades, those were the first organized excursion tourists from Croatia who are in visit of Herceg Novi.
That is a result of pilot project of the artistic photographer Nenad Vitomirovic who was supported by the Municipality and local Tourist organization.
– Organizing an exhibition of photographs of the Old town under the title “500 steps” two years ago I thought that it would be good to organize sightseeing of the Old town and the fortresses and in that way valorize in tourist sense the monuments of Herceg Novi, because such an offer until now did not exist – explains Vitomirovic his motifs on entrance in the project.
Tourists came to Herceg Novi through the agency “Atlas” from Dubrovnik.
According to estimates of Dubrovnik tourist agencies, about 100.000 excursionists from that ancient town visited Montenegro last year, which until 1991 was the most demanded place for the excursion of tourists from the area of Dubrovnik.
– Our tourists are impressed with Gospa of Skrpjela and Kotor. They are thrilled with the history of Boka and Montenegro and its natural cultural ricness – said the guide of “Atlas” Danijel Knezevic.
Irit Davis from Sidney, Australia, visited Europe several times but she is for the first time in Montenegro.
She notices that Herceg Novi is a “clean town with interesting monuments and that a lot of things are being built in it”.
Matt Long from USA is also for the first time in Montenegro, of which until now he knew very little and the things he knew about Montenegro were just as of a part of Yugoslavia. He is impressed with nature especially with the view that stretches from Kanli kula on the entrance in bay of Boka Kotorska.
The guide and the host on Kanli kula Tijana Pejovic said that tourists beside the cultural monuments and the history of town were mostly interested in political situation and relations in the country as well as the prices of real estates.
Agency “Atlas” will bring excursionist from Dubrovnik to Herceg Novi three or four times a week until the end of the summer.