The small coastal town of Perast features stunning waterfronts, gorgeous architecture, and plenty of things to see and do. It may be tiny, but it has a lot to offer.

Fun Facts

  • As of 2011, the population of Perast is a mere 269 people.
  • Of those 269 people, about 121 are male, and 148 are female.
  • Perast can be found in the middle of The Bay of Kotor and is accessible by bus or car.
  • Perast locals often speak and understand Italian, Russian and English.
  • It would take you roughly 20 minutes to walk from one end of Perast to the other.
  • In its early years, Perast was known as a fishing village that had a small shipping yard.
  • Between the years 1420-1797, Perast belonged to The Republic of Venice.
  • Since 2006 Perast has been a part of independent Montenegro.
  • Many buildings in Perast have been preserved for historical reasons.
  • Some of these buildings include Bujovic Palace and Lucić-Kolović-Matikola Palace.
  • Many travel articles claim Perast is the most beautiful city in Montenegro for tourists.
  • Tourists in Montenegro are encouraged to spend at least one day in Perast. In 2019, Montenegro saw nearly 3 million tourists.
  • While in Perast, tourists can enjoy delicious waterfront meals, boat tours, historical buildings, and more.
  • Perast hosts a few regular festivals, including the International Klapa Festival and Fašinada.
  • The International Klapa Festival is a music fest focused on Acapella singing. Fašinada involves decorated ships and boats that circle around the island.