Explore The Sunniest City in Montenegro
26.03.2021''I have seen scenic beauties on all continents, but sunshine such as this I have seen nowhere''
~ R. Lonatti
With the first days of spring, we are taking you to one of the sunniest places in Montenegro, the city of Bar. The city of tradition, rich history, magnificent Old Town, olive & mandarine trees and admirable architectural peace like the aqueduct fr om the 16th century.
Bar has approximately 270 days of Mediterranean sunshine, and the 44 kilometres of Adriatic coast has nine kilometres of beaches and comprises 20 different beach locations. Bar is shortened from Antivari, which is derived from the location of the town across the Adriatic Sea from Bari, Italy. Local archaeological findings date to the Neolithic era and the name Antibarium was mentioned first time in the 10th century.
Today, Bar is a city with approximately 50,000 inhabitants and it a city with the largest port in Montenegro. Bar is very accessible from other locations in Montenegro, it is 46 kilometres away from Podgorica airport and it also has a railway. The railway is one of the most popular ex-Yugoslavian routes starts - Railway Bar - Belgrade. Assuming that, from Belgrade, you can find a train to any European city, this means that Bar gives another connection with Europe thanks to its good traffic connections and infrastructure.
The clean environment and beaches attract many tourists, who like to relax by the beach in beautiful natural surroundings or partake in the various water and sporting activities offered along the coastline as part of their holiday experience.
Montenegro is a country full of marvellous old towns, but Bar brings something different to the table. Sat at the foot at Mount Rumija, Stari Bar is a major attraction in its own right. An earthquake in 1979 severely damaged the settlement, but people have since returned and life thrives on this steep hill once again. Every corner offers something different, from old houses and shops to ruined streets and spots now overrun by nature.
One of the most impressive features of the old town is the huge, stone arch bridge that crosses the valley. The aqueduct was constructed during the governance of the Ottoman Empire, in the 16th century, and included a bridge across a valley. It served as the water supply for Stari Bar, bringing water 3 km from a spring on Mount Rumija. The structure of the aqueduct bridge consists of seventeen large arches of varying widths, which are supported on eighteen massive pillars. The water channel is formed on the upper surface of the aqueduct, wh ere jointly connected stoneware pipes were placed, each being about 12 cm in diameter and 30 cm long. The entire construction is made of broken and roughly hewn stone.
A short drive from the city centre sits the beloved Stara Maslina, one of the oldest trees on the entire planet. This olive tree has been here for well over two millennia, and while one side is badly damaged it still represents a truly tangible piece of Balkan history. The souvenir shop might be a little too much, but tranquillity and history come together delightfully at the Old Olive Tree.
King Nikola’s Palace is arguably the main cultural attraction in Bar, and it is easy to see why. This elegant charmer was built back in 1885 on the decree of King Nikola (obviously), who wanted to provide his daughter and son-in-law with a graceful home on the seafront. The palace now houses a museum full of folk costumes and other authentic historical items.
Just like all of coastal Montenegro, life revolves around the beach in summer and Bar is no exception. If you’re looking for a spot to cool off the city beach is right in front of the town. The town beach is right next to the busy port though, so some of the beaches you might want to visit are Susanj beach, Sutomore beach, Dobre Vode beach or if you don’t mind jumping in the car you can drive and explore some of the less familiar, secluded beaches.
Besides exploring the ruins of the old town, visit one of the oldest olive trees in the world and sun worshipping on the beaches, if you're a thrill-seeker, Bar is home to Montenegro's most challenging canyoning experience- Rikavac and Medjurecje canyons are now open for business!
In period May-August 2022 we sold our flats in St-Petersburg Russia and have bought two ones here in Montenegro, Becici. We decided to move here and make new home and business with my husband. Our agent Milica Zugic is really became our angel - provider here in Montenegro. She is very reliable, responsible , professional employee of CMM Budva department. She has developed intuition and found very fast necessary properties which we needed. Also she helped us to speed up the process of registration documents in MUP.( list nepokretnosti, etc). She was our real provider here. Very appreciated her and all staff of Budva department for there assistance. Separately to lawyer Ivan and his legal team. Very recommended choose Milica Zugic as real estate manager when you search for assistant in this complicated and important field as buying property in Montenegro.
Liudmila Nosova St-Petersburg Russia , 13.09.2022 11:20:09
At the beginning of April 2022, our family living in Prague bought a house in Sutomore with the assistance of your company.
Let me express my gratitude to the management of your company for the service provided, and especially to your employees - Anastasia Zeyak, Alexei Grachev and Elena Bozhovich for their attention, patience and even care for the whole time of buying real estate and the services provided after the purchase.
I would really like all companies to work with the same quality of service. After coming into contact with this kind of attitude towards the client, all our environment, if necessary, will refer to your company only.
With gratitude on behalf of our family.
A.V. Ter-Gazaryan, 12.07.2022 12:32:19
Based on my experience with CMM in Budva, Montenegro, I can say that they are reliable, fast, and they deliver what they promise. They take really good care of their clients. For instance, I was offered a lift from the airport, and they would take me back and forth from Tivat to Budva and Becici to see various properties. They would answer all of my questions and respond promptly. They have an excellent team: Katarina, Alexander, Natasha, Martin and some other guys whose names I don’t remember. Katarina, my wonderful agent, went to every length to help me find a perfect home. Unfortunately, my situation changed and I had to postpone my relocation to Montenegro.
I would strongly recommend this company to anyone who is looking for a property in Montenegro.
Val , 13.05.2022 04:18:13
We were introduced to CMM by friends who had already done research on Montenegro and CMM. We purchased our apartment in Dobrota, just outside Kotor, all remotely from South Africa, during the lockdown. Everything was seamless without any problems at all. All the CMM departments work together well from the sales team, head office, legal, interior design and rental department. Every detail was well communicated with an abundance of zoom meetings, videos, emails etc
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After sales service is also excellent as we move into the rental phase of the apartment and over all management of the apartment including maintenance.
We have been directly and indirectly involved with many houses/apartments all over the world and this was the up there with the best service we have received.
Thanks to everyone we dealt with at CMM it has been an absolute pleasure dealing with you all. We look forward too many happy years working with you on our rental.
Mandy and Antoine, 06.10.2021 10:56:22
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Dilara, 01.10.2019 08:17:27
Last year we decided to find a new home close to the sea. It was quite difficult in the beginning to make the right choice. Once we found CMM Company was a great luck! We immediately received detailed consultation on the country and purchase opportunities. Being attracted by Kotor - one of the most amazing parts of the coast, we decided to take a family trip and maybe make our dream of new home come true. As just discoverers of Montenegro, we were accepted like at home which was a one more pleasant surprise. The most important, we received all detailed information about country regions and procedure of buying property during the first few days. And how beautiful the car journeys were! Difficult choice, but when you find the home you want you can't refuse it. CMM did best to help us with this finding! All the purchase procedure passed well with CMM professional work! Now we are happy owners of a wonderful house with a Kotor bay view, being perfectly served by CMM Management company (of course, we've chosen CMM as professional house manager). Hope our friends and relatives would also move to Montenegro with the CMM help soon !!!
Kate, 22.03.2019 13:06:21