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>Tivat City<

Tivat, the youngest town in the Boka area was established on the spacious plateau at the bottom of Vrmac. According to the archives of Kotor, the following names were mentioned here in the XIV century: Teude, Theode, and Theudo who are related to the queen Teuta. Unfortunately, there are not many written traces of the events that happened in this region at the time of Nemanjici, Balsici, Crnojevici, Venice, French, and Austrians. During the Middle ages and latter the fertile land of the Tivat area mostly belonged to the aristocrats from Kotor, Prcanj and Dobrota. There were their big properties, castles, and chalets as well as the collective church of St. Antun dating from 1373. Part of this inheritance, which was the property of the wealth Buca family, is a marvelous chalet which today houses Tivat’s museums and galleries. The residence of the metropolitan of Zeta’s diocese was built from the XIII to the XV century on the Prevlaka peninsula.

Tivat turned into a town by the end of XIX century when in 1889 the Naval arsenal was built. Half a century latter it was “flooded” by tourists. “Plavi Horizonti” (Blue horizons), “Mimoza” (Mimosa), “Kamelija”, and “Palma”, are the names of only a few hotels that, besides the private accommodations, can entertain up to eight thousand guests. The tourist settlement of “St. Marco”, built for the needs of the Parisian Mediterranean club, is certainly an attraction. It consists of about a hundred cottages, nicely fitted into the natural surrounding of dense greenery for the enjoyment of the guests.

Beginning from 1971 the airport in Tivat acquired the modern runaway and it is now a significant airport of domestic and foreign air-traffic. The tourist potential of Tivat is yet to be fully realized. Only the inlets near Prevlaka, as well as the localities of Zupa and Kaliman, provide great conditions for the construction of marinas and yachting clubs. Even today, Tivat represents an interesting place for navigators. This little...

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