Spacious, loft-style studio apartment in the historical town of Perast
Located beneath the hill of St. Elijah, looking out to the Verige Strait, the Campanile Apartment enjoys an elevated setting amongst the stunning Baroque architecture of Perast and is reached by a steep, narrow, stone alleyway. A former city of the Venetian Republic, Perast has been perfectly preserved and boasts some of the finest examples of Baroque architecture -the Campanile which dominates the village skyline, and after which the apartment takes its name, is the highest on the eastern coast of the Adriatic.
Old merchant houses converted into restaurants and bars punctuate the stone promenade with its stone pontoons that jut out into the enticing crystal clear water. Viewed from the studio, and just a short distance across the deep blue water of the Bay, lays the islet of Our Lady of the Rock. This unique, artificially-built island has a picturesque chapel which is a must visit if only for its rich oil paintings and traditional golden and silver votive tablets.
The apartment is just minutes away from the main square, making it the ideal base for simply enjoying the historic atmosphere or for exploring the whole, unique Kotor Bay area.
About this accommodation
The large, loft-style Campanile studio retains many of its historical features such as the exposed interior stone walls and wooden beam ceilings. The thick stone walls create a naturally cool ambience that is ideal to relax in after a day in the sun. The studio consists of a fully equipped, separate kitchen-diner that is perfect for serving up light meals and snacks that can be enjoyed al fresco in the private garden or on the small covered terrace on those warm days and nights.
The large lounge-bedroom, with its beamed ceiling and traditional wood burning stove, is spacious yet cosy. It also enjoys views across the Bay from the dormer-style window whose frame captures a perfect picture of the islets in the Bay. The studio is served by a simple, fully-tiled shower room equipped with a washing machine that rounds out the property’s comforts.
Outside, the garden is an ideal place to relax while looking out across the jumble of rooftops to the Bay. Sunny days can be spent on one of the many bathing pontoons or perhaps exploring the highlights of this delightful area of Montenegro.
Large studio – sea view – traditional features.
Inside: Studio (A/C, double bed, single bed, satellite TV, wood burning stove);
kitchen-diner (stand alone fridge/freezer, oven, 2 ring electric/2 ring gas hob,
kettle, toaster); shower room (washing machine).
Outside: Small covered rear terrace equipped for al fresco dining; private small
Children's facilities: Cot and highchair are available on request.
All linen and towels.
Assistance from Explore Montenegro’s on the ground team, including meeting at Tivat airport
Arrival and departure details:
Change over day: Sunday & Wednesday
Check in / out times: 4pm - 10am unless otherwise stated.
Important information: Please let us know your arrival time into Dubrovnik.
Directions: Pre-arrival information and directions are sent 15 days before arrival.
Before you book
Lots of steps up to the apartment – not suitable for mobility
Perast does not allow unauthorised traffic through the town in the peak months.
Guests are allowed to drive into the town to drop off luggage but must park in the
car parks at either end of the town (approx cost is 2 euros per week).
Tourist taxes are payable locally to your Explore Montenegro representative.
Call us on +44 (0)207 118 1002
Distance from nearest...
Tivat 21km; Dubrovnik 63 km
- BeachThere's swimming from pontoons in Perast village. The large sandy beach at 'Plavi Horizonti' is 25km away.
- Mini marketA mini-market within walking distance else a larger supermarket in Risan, 9km away
- RestaurantMany cafes and restaurants a short stroll away
Situated a few kilometres northwest of Kotor, Perast is one of Montenegro’s most picturesque settlements, with pretty winding lanes and countless churches set against a backdrop of rugged cliffs and the forests of Mount Orjen. Grand merchant houses lie along its seafront, an echo of the time when Perast was a prosperous Venetian-era trading town on the western edge of the Ottoman Empire.
An ideal base for exploring the Bay of Kotor and beyond, Perast has been perfectly preserved and boasts some of the finest examples of baroque architecture on the Adriatic Coast. Palaces, churches and old stone mansions line the water’s edge, and the stone promenade is a charming place to while away a few hours in the sunshine, with the enticing aromas of almond cake – a traditional Perast sweet scenting the air.
The town looks out onto the Verige strait – the narrowest part of the Bay of Kotor – and distinctive twin islands, each with a picturesque chapel. The Abbey of St George was first established by the Benedictines as early as the 9th century on a natural island, while the neighbouring Our Lady of the Rock adorns a manmade islet built and enlarged over centuries by depositing stones and scuttled sailing ships around a small crag. The first known church was built there in 1452, and the present Byzantine chapel went up in 1632, with the domed sanctuary added ninety years later.
Quiet and beautiful, Perast is one of the highlights of this stunning region, and a delightful base from which to visit quaint fishing villages alongside the deep blue waters of Kotor Bay and other historic towns nestling among the trees of the surrounding hills.