Welcome to Stoliv
Donji Stoliv (Lower Stoliv; Столив) is a pleasant seaside village with a huddle of stone houses surmounted by a grand church, 9.5km from Kotor. It’s worth stopping here to take the idyllic but steep half-hour’s walk through the olive and chestnut trees to the upper village, Gornji Stoliv. Most of the families who lived here for centuries have now left, with only a few houses remaining in use and the rest in varying states of picturesque ruin. A church dedicated to the prophet Elijah (Crkva Sv Ilije), dating from 1553, keeps a lonely vigil. At 250m, the views over the bay to Perast are sublime.