Petrovac is 28km away from Tivat, 12km from Budva, 38km from Podgorica and 20km from Bar.
It has 2 beaches: the Main beach also known as Petrovac beach which is 800m long, and Lučice beach, which is 200m long and it is 500m southeast from the city center. Approximately 100m west from the coast are two islets, “Katič“ and “ Sveta Neđelja“, which are city’s popular attractions. Apart from that, northwest from the Petrovac, there is a small marine, and also the castle “Kastio”.
MONTENEGRO – Love at first sight!The dramatical, inspirational and passionate dance of the nature is happening at just one place, here in Montenegro, the small Mediterranean country that is bordered with Croatia, Serbia, Italy and Albania.
It is the country of many contrasts and natural contradictory phenomena. The amazing mountains with its peaks covered in snow even in summer, are all way above the sea that gets up to 250C. Sometime, during the summer months, the sea is warmer than the air in the mountains. Smooth and warm Mediterranean night falls into the coast as the wind is blowing up in the mountains. The drive from the coast to the mountains is only up to 2 hours long. From the sea level and the air scented with iodine, cypress, rosemary, sweet bay and lavender, to the altitude of 2523m in national Park Durmitor (one of the five national parks in Montenegro) where the air is attenuated and scented with pine, meadow flowers medical herbs, and temperature that is about 100C lower, you can get whenever you want to change the scenery.
And during that short drive, there are surprises in every step you take. As fast as movie scenes come one after another on movie tapes, the amazing and unreal sceneries come one after another: tamed coast, fast and clear rivers, harsh canyons, calm lakes, unbounded mountains... whether you travel by car, bike or motorcycle. You will experience Montenegro as a natural beauty of many differences in such a small space as a hug of something heterogeneous, like that impossible, but the biggest love only the nature is able to create. That is Montenegro, simply loved by nature, and also loved by people. That is the love between men and nature, unbreakable, simply the love at first sight.
Petrovac by the sea – carefully saved piece of paradise
Petrovac, which used to be a small fisherman’s and sailor’s village, still has the remains of its history that dates from ancient times. From the 3rd century Roman mosaics to the 16th century Venetian fortress Kastel Lastva, which also used to be the name of the town in the past. Today, Petrovac is an exclusive place for vacation at the Adriatic. It is located on Montenegrin coast between towns of Budva and Bar, and only 45km away from the capital city Podgorica. The town has nearly 300 sunny days in a year. Its over hundred years old pine forests, Mediterranean vegetation, magical mix of different scents, such as iodine and herbs, olive trees, pomegranate, lemons, oranges, sweet bay and the sound of the waves and tranquility make this town authentic and special.
Both long saved tradition of fishing and customs showed through folklore of the local people, and gastronomic offer for this climate that is characterized by always fresh, healthy food prepared by local traditional recipes, make Petrovac both village and town.
In summer, you can take part in different types of parties and celebrations that are long time tradition of this area. Great example is the ceremony that celebrates fish and wine, Petrovac Nights, when local people prepare and share fish and wine along the promenade offering them for free to city’s visitors; they enjoy listening to music and celebrating until late at night. The celebration lasts all day and night, and on that day, but also on all other days, you will enjoy Petrovac and all the hospitality that benevolent local people offer. Besides the traditional celebrations, Children’s Theatre Festival and other cultural entertaining manifestations, there is also Petrovac Jazz Festival, which every August, hosts jazz musicians from all over the world. Yes, that is Petrovac for all the jazz musicians at the sea... While walking along the coastal promenade you can feel the authentic spirit of the locals, see interesting souvenir shops, and in one of the many restaurants you can treat yourself with an amazing meal from the fish menu accompanied with delicious Montenegrin wines of indigenous wine grape varieties. The walk in coastal Montenegrin towns is like travelling through time. Mystical passages open your mind as it becomes even more curious, your spirit gets excited, and your thoughts are wavering as you are listening to one of the legends whose main topics are impossible and sad love stories, the sea, the gods... And their setting is right where you are standing.
That is Petrovac, discovered but yet not ruined pearl of the Adriatic. It keeps its long traditon, but it does not stay behind the modern standards and values of comfortable 21st century life. The beaches in Petrovac (the City beach and Lučice beach) are like the ones in hidden dips, clean peaceful with the offing view. If you painted Petrovac in two colors, it would be blue and green. The sky, the sea, the offing are blue, the background would be green and the mountains, which from the above observe the magical view of the coast.
It is believed that the scent of the sea in Petrovac is unique, an it cannot be found anywhere else, and that the colors when the Sun sets make Petrovac mystical, an oasis of relaxing vacation, just like the one you deserve and are dreaming of. This is the carefully saved piece of paradise, just for you.