Just 35 mi south of Dubrovnik, this is a charming little village that will take you on a journey back in time. It's built like a maze of alleys and little squares with churches and citadels and is divided into two parts guarded by their own citadel, namely the upper level, with cobbled streets and numerous bars and restaurants, and the lower section, close to the harbour and its boats, with the pebble beach and lively bars.
A tour of the Bay of Kotor, from village to village. Take a trip to the old city of Dubrovnik in neighbouring Croatia. This pearl of the Adriatic is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is only 31 miles (1h) from Herceg Novi.
The famous Orthodox monastery of Savina is just over one mile from Herceg Novi. Many original frescoes can be seen in the small 11th century church. A collection of Renaissance and Baroque style religious works of art is on display in an adjoining building.
Royal Beach is a small, private sandy beach that has been awarded the blue flag for cleanliness. It is located just over 2 miles from Herceg Novi, and can be reached by boat. The journey takes around ten minutes and costs ?1 (about £1). A little further away, there is a public beach area reserved for nudists, which is completely hidden by an embankment separating the beach from the Riviera Resort Hotel. You can also access the water directly via a ladder attached to a concrete embankment. Here you can swim in the water while admiring the beautiful landscapes of the Bay of Kotor.
You can choose to land at Dubrovnik Airport (be aware, however, that getting through the Croatian border can sometimes take a while) or Tivat Airport, both of which are around 12 miles away. If you are planning to take a trip to Dubrovnik, be aware that you will probably spend at least 30 minutes at customs, where you will have to pay an eco-tax of around £8 on your return. Also note that Croatia is not part of the euro zone, and that nights in the bars and nightclubs of Herceg Novi are particularly lively...
Avoid taking your car to Herceg Novi, as you'll struggle to find a parking space!
The town of Herceg Novi is full of charming, lively little restaurants.
Models of icons you can buy in the monastery of Savina.