Located 5 km from Budva , Sveti Stefan is an unique seaside resort in Montenegro’s Riviera; it is built on a small island near the mainland. Previously a fishing village, in 1960 it was converted into a luxory ‘town-hotel’, it became one of the Yugoslavia’s most famous tourist centers for the high paying clientele.
St. Stefan is an old settlement; it was first mentioned in written documents in the 15th century, when twelve houses were built that belonged to the Paštrović brotherhood. For a long time Sveti Stefan was a trading and political centre of Paštrović Family.
There are two sandy beaches on the left and on the right side of the “town”. The sand is reddish and the beaches are 1170m long. In the background there are restaurants, cafes, a hotel, a diving club and a parking lot.
Sveti Stefan Montenegro
In St. Stefan there are three well-preserved religious monuments. The Church of St. Stefan is the oldest church in the town, it situated on the most prominent ridge of the island. The church is a single-nave building, it was built in the 15th century.
The Church of Aleksander Nevsky was built in the 19th century, it is located beside the Church of St. Stefan. The church has a portal with images of profiles, rosettes and a church tower. Its iconostasis was painted by local painter Marko Gregović.
The Church of the Assumption of the Holy Mother of God is situated right at the entrance to the town, it was the part of a former monastery complex.
Many famous actors, artists, kings from all over the world vacationed here. Some of the most famous guests were Willy Brandt, Bob Fisher, Sofia Loren, Monica Vitti, Ingemar Stenmark, Sylvester Stallone, Claudia Schiffer, etc.
The old town, with its tower, narrow streets, shops and small churches remained unchanged. Sveti Stefan’s two beaches are among the nicest in Montenegro. Entrance costs for visitors are 7 euro.
Excursions around Sveti Stefan
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