Sveti Stefan, Montenegro - Adriatic Luxorius Resort Island Hallmark
Island Saint Stefan is considered as hallmark of Montenegro. Island is connected with the mainland by a narrow isthmus island and it is recognized as one of the most wonderful and most luxurious resorts on the Adriatic Sea.
According to the legend, the town was founded in 15th century. Pastrovics – people who live in the area of St Stefan after winning the very important battle against Otoman Empire have decided not only to divide the rich war trophies but to build a fortress on the rocky island near the coast as well as houses for each of Pastrovic's 12 tribes, and the church decided to St. Stefan the protector of Pastrovics. The fort was made to serve defense against Turks, pirates and other enemies as well as an asylum and shelter: asylum for women, children and old people during the time of enemy's attacts and shelter for food and groceris.
Island was first mentioned in 1442, but this prosperity achieved in the first half of the XIX century, when the village had 100 houses, three churches and 400 residents. Previously a fishing village, in 1960 it was converted into the old town, with its tower, narrow streets, shops and small churches, remained unchanged. St. Stefan is the uniqe city-hotel, and exclusive hotel complex.From the island you can walk through the magnificent and unique waterfront with an amaizing view which takes your breath away. Sveti Stefan, in the 1970's, was popular among celebrities, and among its guests were Marilyn Monroe, Willy Brandt, Bobby Fischer, Boris Spassky, Sophia Loren and Carlo Ponti, Monica Vitti, Ingemar Stenmark, Kirk Douglas, Jonathan Miller, Claudia Schiffer and others.
The stately stone manse known as Villa Miločer – once the summer residence of Queen Marija Karađorđević – lies on a 32-hectare seaside estate graced with more than 800 olive trees and embraced on three sides by ancient cedar and pine forests. Together it is the unique complex nowday famous Aman resorts. The site incorporates two kilometres of coastline including the pink sandy beaches of Sveti Stefan, Miločer Beach and the famous Queen’s Beach which is backed by the resort’s expansive Aman Spa. Aman Sveti Stefan enjoys breathtaking views of the sea, across the bay and along Montenegro’s most renowned stretch of coastline. The island itself measures 12,400 square metres, and while its historic exterior remains largely unchanged, the resort’s interiors have been restored and updated to meet contemporary expectations.
Distance from airports: Tivat - 40 km, Podgorica - 60 km