Ivo Andric, winner of a Nobel Prize in literature, viewed Herceg
Novi as a place of “eternal greenery, sun and promenades”.
Situated on the Bay of Kotor at the entrance to the Boka Kotorska,
Herceg Novi became a popular tourist resort due to its subtropical
climate and mild winters. Originally Herceg Novi was supposed
to carry the name of Sveti Stefan. After Duke Stjepan Vukcic Kosaca
began to develop the village, it became Herceg Novi. He turned the
town into an important marketplace and finally, as the first
tourist, spent the winter here. He simply preferred the mild coastal
climate, which was a lot more pleasant than the harsh weather in his
the Turks began conquering the region, town by town, Kosaca’s son
support from Venice and Hungary, but was unsuccessful.
Vila Palma: Hanna’s reputation is legendary with the UN soldiers
who monitor the Prevlaka Peninsula because it is disputed territory
between Montenegro and Croatia, west of Herceg Novi. It doesn’t
matter if the UN Secretary General or the American Secretary of
Defense visits the base – Hanna and Boro Vitez always receive a
phone call asking if they would put together a small buffet. Olives,
smoked ham, wine, vegetables and herbs – everything is “domaci”,
meaning homemade. Accordingly the guest book reads like a “Who’s
who?” of politicians and militaries. The pension of this German
Montenegrin couple has 17 rooms, lodging per night is 8 €, half
board is 20 €, private beach and German filtered coffee included.
Phone 088/73 104.