Top things to do in Perast

Top Choice Island in Perast

Gospa od Škrpjela

This picturesque island was artificially created (on 22 July 1452, to be precise) around a rock where an image of the Madonna was found; every year on that same day, the locals row over with stones to continue the t…
Top Choice Seafood in Perast

Restaurant Conte

If you don't fall in love here – with Perast, with your dining partner, with a random waiter – consider your heart stone; with its island views, table-top flowers and super-fresh oysters, this place is ridiculously …
Montenegrin in Perast

Konoba Školji

This appealing traditional restaurant is all about the thrill of the grill: fresh seafood and falling-off-the-bone meats are barbecued to perfection in full view of salivating diners. Thankfully they're not shy with…
Montenegrin in Perast

Konoba Otok Bronza

Dating from the 12th century (yes, you read that right), this memorable place has a cavelike interior with a spring spouting mountain water from its rock walls. Settle in for a traditional meal or just soak up the m…
Church in Perast

St Nicholas’ Church

This large church has never been completed, and given that it was commenced in the 17th century and the bay’s Catholic community has declined markedly since then, one suspects it never will be. Its treasury contains…
Religious in Perast


In this traditional annual event, male descendants of Perast’s leading families row a convoy of decorated and roped-together boats to deposit stones on Gospa od Škrpjela island. It’s now accompanied by a two-day yac…
Bar in Perast

Beach Bar Pirates

Tucked under the road on the Risan edge of Perast, this little beach bar serves beers, cocktails and coffees to the beautiful board-shorts-and-bikinis brigade. It often hosts live music acts, DJs and beach parties –…
Music in Perast

International Klapa Festival

Two days of traditional polyphonic a cappella singing.
Cultural in Perast

Gadjanje Kokota

Possibly even more distasteful than it sounds (Gadjanje Kokota translates as 'Shooting a Cock'), this tradition commemorates a 1654 victory over the Turks. A competition is held to shoot a rooster, a gory event best…
Island in Perast

Sveti Djordje

Sveti Djordje, rising from a natural reef, is the smaller of Perast's two islands. It houses a Benedictine monastery shaded by cypresses and a large cemetery, earning it the local nickname 'Island of the Dead'. Lege…