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Risan

Risan is the oldest town on the Boka Kotorska. Its origins date back to the 3rd century B.C. The most prosperous time for Risinium, the name that the Romans called it, was during the first and second centuries. Five mosaics are the most valuable remains of that period - not only for Risan but also for Montenegro. The best preserved one shows Hypnos, the Greek god of dreams. It is the only known image of this kind in the Balkans.  

Besides the mosaics, Risan has a lot more to offer behind the monotonous rows of modern buildings. Itís absolutely worth it to discover the ancient alleys with marvelous plaster patterns and old facades.