Cruise ships dock in the center of town.
Bar, as a cruise port, only started in 2016.
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Montenegro is a country with deep blue sea, crystal clear rivers,
mountains that reach the sky, dense forests, and beautiful lakes. It
is bordered on the southeast by Albania. On the south, it is separated
from Italy by the Adriatic Sea. Its western neighbors are the former
Yugoslav republics of Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Although there are some nice stony beaches in Bar itself, many tourists choose destinations in other small towns in the Bar municipality, notably Sutomore, with its beautiful long sandy beach. The natural area around Bar is mostly untouched and is rich in vegetation.
The Old Olive of Mirovica is said to be one of the oldest olive trees in Europe and one of the oldest trees in the world. In 1957, it was placed under state protection. Numerous legends and traditions are associated with the tree. For instance, families that had a dispute would come to the tree to make peace. This explains its name, Mirovica, mir meaning peace.
Although it is a port town, it is amazingly clean and has many developed green areas. Around it there are many tourist attractions. The old town of Bar, Haj Nehaj Fortress, with the remnants from the 15 th century fortress and the castle of King Nikola, represent the historic and cultural monuments of this town
During the summer months there is a local bus service running between Sutomare (about 5km north along the coast) and Bar. Services are hourly. Bar is a small city and everywhere is walkable. The walk between Bar and the beaches in Susanj will take about 30 minutes or taxi drivers will be happy to take you.
Shopping in Bar offers endless possibilities. The town's shopping area is within walking distance of the pier with stores and souvenir shops, cafes and restaurants. Some shops close for the obligatory lunchtime between 12:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Tourist-oriented shops usually stay open throughout the day.
There is an open market just outside the old town, there you can buy almost anything from fresh vegetables to sunglasses.
The local currency is the euro. Montenegro however is not part of Euro Zone, in fact not even part of the EU. Smart thinking of the government!
Official languages Montenegrin Serbian, Bosnian, Albanian and Croatian.
Free WiFi is available at many cafe's and the prices of drinks are very reasonable to boot. a
1 Jan New Year's Day.
7-8 Jan Orthodox Christmas Day.
Orthodox Good Friday.
27 Apr Statehood Day.
28 Apr Orthodox Easter Monday.
1-2 May Labour Days.
9 May Victory Day.
29-30 Nov Republic Day
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