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Stari Bar

Ideal for tourists who like their holidays off the beaten the track, the ruins of Stari Bar provide a dual-attraction of being at the same time a fascinating archaeological site, located in simply gorgeous natural surrounds. Situated at the top of Lundza Hill, in the shadow of the towering Mount Rumija, the ruins of Stari Bar fit seamlessly into this rugged terrain, giving visitors the rare sensation of having 'discovered' something when they arrive. The ruins themselves have an extraordinary cultural history, having been inhabited by various civilisations since the year 800 BC. At one time a Roman settlement, at another Byzantine, then Turk before being wrested back by the Montenegrins in 1878, the ruins of Stari Bar provide a thrilling milieu in which to contemplate the rich history of the region. The sheer size, scale and grandeur of the ruined city and its fortifications is guaranteed to impress even the most jaded of travellers. Budget at least half a day to explore the area properly, and don't forget to wear comfortable walking shoes.

Address: Off Ulcinj Road, Bar

Opening times: Open from April to October, from 9am to 5pm daily

Admission: €1