"Risan, Montenegro" Risan by karenincalifornia
Risan Travel Guide: 15 reviews and 21 photos
Risan is a small town that sits on the shores of the Bay of Kotor. Like some Montenegrin towns, its charming coastline is marred by a large modern hotel built during Tito's regime.
We passed through this town on our way to Kotor. As we were visiting the quaint Serbian Orthodox church in the middle of town, we stumbled across a church picnic. We were immediately invited by the church members to join them in their celebration.
I did two things here that are a bit unusual for me. (1) I had a glass of rotgut wine at 10:00 am (we couldn't say no - that would have been WAY too impolite) and (2) I sat next to a priest.
- Pros:Well preserved Roman ruins, friendly church goers
- Cons:Concrete hotel/eyesore from Communist era
- In a nutshell:A small town that will divert your attention for about 30 minutes
Risan is surprisingly green and lush. The town sits below Mt. Orjen (6159 feet), which boasts of the highest... more travel advice
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