20. The Coastal Treasures of Montenegro
Visiting Montenegro is a chance to discover a different culture that lies within an easy drive from Dubrovnik. Start in the baroque gem of Perast, once home to many captains. Sail out to a small artificial island, Our Lady of the Rock, which holds the revered icon of Our Lady with Child. Then visit Kotor, the gem of Boka Bay, a medieval town crisscrossed by wavering stone alleys and towered by mighty stonewalls that service breath-taking panoramas. Visit Budva, a charming historic settlement on a small peninsula. On your way back to Dubrovnik, consider some world-class shopping at Porto Montenegro, the region's most luxurious marina.