Tivat is one of the ‘newer’ villages along the Montenegrin coast, meaning that it was only built a little over a century ago. Since Tivat has one of only two public airports in the country, it is also a popular choice when renting a car for your Montenegro tour.

Tivat is a beautiful seaside resort town, with a population of 13,000. Visitors will enjoy walking along the gorgeous and serene seafront boardwalks, having a coffee or lunch at one of the seaside bistros, or exploring the many shops and boutiques hidden in the narrow alleyways. Of course, during tourist season, the serenity can still be found, but Tivat is also a place to let your hair down with the tens of thousands of visitors who come here on holiday.

The beaches of Montenegro are known as being some of the best in the Mediterranean, and Tivat leads the way with 17 beaches covering 3 km of the surrounding shoreline. Most Montenegrins and tourists agree that the two best beaches in the area are Plavi Horizanti (Blue Horizons) and Przno, on the Island of Sveti Marko. Both beaches have fine, white sand and deep blue waters that are perfect for swimming, sunbathing, and waterspots. Sveti Marko is a former tourist spot which has been abandoned by resorts and developers, but still provides a unique and secluded place to relax.

In addition to being a great place for sun and fun, Tivat is also a cosmopolitan town with great shopping in the bazaars, markets, art galleries, and boutiques, but also has many cultural and historical attractions.

  • St. Michael Archangel Monastery: From the 10th century, the church and monastery located on the Prevlaka peninsula was used for worship. Today, all that is left are the ruins and an archeological dig that is underway, but the scenery and location are beautiful and worth a visit for anyone interested in the history of this part of the world.
  • Church of Sveti Antun Padovanski: One of the newer churches in the region, built in 1734, it houses many gorgeous paintings and important religious artifacts, but the main reason to visit is for the view of the bay.
  • Maritime Museum in Kotor: Located just a few kilometers away in Kotor, the museum contains many exhibits, artifacts, and educational displays celebrating Montenegro’s long and rich seafaring history. For centuries, Russians, Italians, and other Europeans came to these waters to learn how to sail from the Montenegrin masters, and the museum explores this fascinating history.