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Just like some grounded stone boat, Sveti Stefan “anchored” in the middle part of Budvanska Riviera. A former fisherman village, mentioned in documents for the first time in 1442, since 1960 represents a world famous town-hotel with comfortable villas and luxurious apartments. According to tradition, the Pastrovici erected this settlement using the treasure they had grabbed from the Turks in the XV century. Centuries latter the town of Sveti Stefan became the residence of Pastorvici. Their court, called ‘bankada’, was having sessions and making decisions there. This tradition is still alive.

By being engaged in fishing and olives the former residents of this island, forced by a hard living and poverty, were leaving it. In search for a better life they were moving towards Constantinople and latter even towards America and the far away Australia. At the end of the Second World War, the island was almost deserted. Thanks to the idea of the distinguished Montenegrin painters like Lubarda and Milunovic, the town-hotel welcomed its firs guests forty years ago. Soon afterwards, it was given the title of one of the most exclusive resorts in the world. The statesmen, high officials, industrialists, film stars, the best sportsmen are its clientela, especially in the prestigious and the legendary villa “118”, where the daily rent goes up to 1.500 dollars.

“… Just as if I have returned to town from the most beautiful fairytale of my childhood” said Sophia Lauren, the Italia film star, when visiting Sveti Stefan.

  • Last visit to Sveti Stefan: Jul 2008
  • Intro Updated Jul 25, 2008
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  • sachara's Profile Photo
    Apr 29, 2007 at 12:48 AM

    In 1969 I visited Sveti Stefan at a one day trip from Hercegnovi. I can only remember the great overview and the beach. Yes, I never went into the city of Belgrade, I only passed by car on my way to Greece.

  • Kajron's Profile Photo
    Jan 26, 2007 at 5:16 AM

    Very nice page and interesting-singular place

  • Jan 19, 2007 at 4:50 AM

    Very nice presentation of Sveti Stefan, compliments, and thank you for presenting my country in such a nice manner. Regards, Lidija from Montenegro

  • dr.firas's Profile Photo
    Jan 27, 2005 at 3:15 AM

    Absolutely heavenish page, really no way to enjoy nature more than in Sveti Stefan, you did a wonderful page Jeja, but it is not surprising me already ;-D

  • Jan 25, 2005 at 10:08 AM

    I dont agree,. the place is full of chic and charm. The evening dinner service excellent. The staff were more than friendly and very attentive.

  • Mind&Soul_Travels's Profile Photo
    Jan 16, 2005 at 12:21 AM

    The place seems very beautiful, your page as well Jeja! What a great pity that they don't keep it in good conditions! The pic at dusk is wonderful! Brava! Stefano

  • Martin_S.'s Profile Photo
    Dec 19, 2004 at 2:50 AM

    Yep, price sounds about what it was when we checked....not worth much more than a 2 star as you say....enjoyed our hotel in Budva just outside the old city...

  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    Sep 20, 2004 at 2:31 PM

    I have always wanted to go to Sveti Stefan but 1500 € !!… Even 180$… I will go for the 6 € visit. Too bad they don't keep it in good condition. I wonder if they have they still the same type of customers !

  • enroute's Profile Photo
    Sep 12, 2004 at 3:38 AM

    Auuuu... Gulp!

  • bugulma's Profile Photo
    Sep 1, 2004 at 4:12 AM

    I'm in shock!!! 1500EUR per night!!!!

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