Bar is a coastal city and the major harbour in Montenegro, connected to
the rest of the coast of Montenegro by the Adriatic Highway, which
extends on to the Albania.
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Location and climate
It is situated in the western part of Montenegro,
between Budva and Ulcinj.
Bar has approximately 270 sunny days per year, and is considered to
be one of the sunniest destinations in the southern part of Europe. The
climate is Mediterranean, characterized by long, warm summers and
The average annual temperature is 15,5°C, whereas the average
temperature in July amounts to 23,4°C, and in January to 8,4°C.
History and sights
Archaeological findings point to the fact that Bar existed in the 6th
century, and with certainty it was mentioned in the 10th century under
the name Antibareos. Various events in the Middle Ages as well as
numerous rulers left trace, especially in Old Bar. At the north-western
town entrance to Bar you can find the parochial house of Montenegro
metropolis, in front of which there is a cross of St. Vladimir of Doclea
from the beginning of the 11th century. The important historical and
cultural monuments of the town are the Nehaj Fortress (its ruins originate
from the 15th century) as well as the castle of King Nicola.
In the last century Bar experienced architectural and urbanistic revival
due to its favourable location. It is one of the biggest harbours on the
Adriatic, and traffic, trade, tourism as well as food industry are quite
Apart from that, Bar is extremely attractive to nature explorers due to
the vicinity of the Skadar Lake (one of the biggest bird reserves) and
rich biodiversity of the marine ecosystem. It is also an attractive
destination for sailers and nautical enthusiasts as well as for people
who just want to enjoy sun and sea.
Bar is also well known for the olive tree that is over 2000 years old and
is the fourth oldest tree in the world.
The cultural life in summer offers various manifestations, such as Bar
annals (during which many theatre, concert and literary performances
take place), meetings under the old olive tree as well as International
How to arrive?
You can use the Tivat airport (30 km far away from Bar) and Podgorica
airport (45 km far away from Bar).
By car or bus
Bar is via highway connected with the capital of Montenegro, Podgorica,
and if using the Adriatic highway, you should go through Virpazar, and
then continue via the old route, along the Skadar Lake, toward Bar.
There are regular ferry lines to Bar (Bar-Bari-Bar; Bar-Ancona-Bar and
Bar-Drac-Bar), and during the summer season there are extra ferry lines
from Bar as well as Kotor. Small and medium yachts are more than
welcome in all the marinas along the coast.