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Stari Bar

Stari Bar © Dudva
Stari Bar © Dudva

Ideal for tourists who like their holidays off the beaten the track, the ruins of Stari Bar provide a dual-attraction of being a fascinating archaeological site as well as being 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 history, having been inhabited by various civilisations since the year 800 BC. Turned into a Roman settlement, then invaded by the Turkish before being wrested back by the Montenegrins in 1878. The sheer scale 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: €2