Friday, June 2, 2017

Friday, June 2nd, Dubrovnik, Croatia


After breakfast, we drove to Boka Kotorska in Montenegro, the only fjord in the Mediterranean.  It actually is a river canyon, cut deep into the limestone cliffs in the area.  At the town of Perast along its coastline, we boarded a tour boat and visited Our Lady of the Rocks, a church on a man-made island created by the town over 200 years.  The church is dedicated to Mary, who protected mariners, and was idolized by those living in the bay.

Sanja, our tour guide, led us around the perimeter of the bay to the towns of Risan and Kotor.  Risan was an Illyrian stronghold in the 5th century BC, where its Queen Teuta held off the Slavs.  In Kotor, Sanja led us on a city tour, which included a cathedral and a maritime museum.

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