Monday, July 31
Our morning adventure begins with a boat ride towards the Luštica Peninsula. On the way, we will admire the Blue Cave, the largest of many sea caves in Montenegro. When the sunlight reflects off the sandy bottom of the cave, it creates a beautiful blue light that can be seen from outside. To truly appreciate its beauty, we will go inside and swim in the clear blue waters.
Next, we will head towards Mamula Island, an uninhabited heritage site in the Adriatic Sea that guards the entrance to the Boka Bay. In 1853, the Austrian Admiral Lazar Mamula built a fort on this island to protect the Bay of Kotor. However, during the World Wars, it was used as a prison. Nowadays, the 19th century fortress has been restored and transformed into a luxurious hotel and spa, surrounded by stunning sea views and wild landscapes.
For lunch, we will savor local seafood specialties at a serene sandy beach, surrounded by ancient olive trees. After lunch and a refreshing swim, we will visit the Moric family household to learn about traditional and modern olive oil production processes. Here, we can enjoy homemade delicacies and learn about Luštica and Boka through tradition – from the preserved agricultural landscapes to the details of vernacular architecture, valuable collections of useful items, and authentic stories about life in the village, both past and present. The Moric family will take us to their old olive grove, where we can interact with their friendly donkeys, and show us the modern olive mill used for organic production as well as an old traditional mill. We will also have the opportunity to taste the delicious olive oil along with homemade food, served in the authentic environment of the old mill.
After an active day, we will relax with homemade wine and traditional finger food and sail into the sunset over the beautiful Adriatic Sea.