2 monasteries. Ostrog – Cetinje
Our tour will start from Budva. The road will lead us through the mountains, where you’ll be able to see stunning views of whole Budva’s Riviera. Observing the mountains landscape, probably will remind you of pilgrimage, as we’ll be heading off to the Orthodox sanctuaries of Montenegro.
Firstly we are going to visit the Orthodox Monastery Ostrog, which is located in the rock, at an altitude of 900 m. It was founded by the Herzegovinian metropolitan Vasily, in the middle of the 17th century. Where he was buried and canonized as well. St. Vasily is one of the most respected Montenegrin saints.
The monastery consists of two parts: the Upper Monastery, where is located Church of the Holy Cross (18th century) and the Lower Monastery, where is located Church of the Holy Trinity (1665). Firstly, we’ll visit the Church of the Holy Trinity, where St. Vasily spent 15 years in a prayer. On the rock is suited the icon of himself. In the Church of the Orthodox sanctities are preserved: the relics of St. Vasily, a preyer book from 1732, ecclesiastical candlesticks from 1779. This monastery is the third largest Orthodox monastery in the world, after the Church of the Saint Grave in Jerusalem, Sinai and Egypt. An interesting fact is that not only Orthodox Christians come to visit it, but the Catholic and Muslims as well.
After that, we’ll go on with our journey, and go straight to Cetinje – the ancient capital of Montenegro, where you’ll be able to visit the monastery of Cetinje, which was built in 1484 with the town itself at the same time, so it’s considered as a symbol of independence of Montenegro.
The monastery was founded by Ivan Crnojevic, who is also a founder of the town.
Although the monastery was burnt by the Turks for 3 times, it was rebuilt every time all over again. In addition to enriched and difficult history, it preserves the most important Othodox relics: the right hand of the John the Baptist, the particle of the Holy Cross, as well as the relics of Petar I Cetinjski (19th century).
You’ll also have the opportunity to stroll through this cultured town and get to know its history and sights.
• The tour will last 7-8 hours.
• During the tour you’ll be having a lunch break.
• Entrance to museum (1-4 euros per person) you’ll be paying separately, as well as souvenirs and candels in monasteries.
• You’ll be paying the food in cafe/restaurant by yourself.
The price: car – Kia Ceed (4 people) – 160 еuros
car – BMW X 5 (4 people) – 190 еuros
car Mercedes Vito (7 people) – 220 еuros
from 160 €
Cost of individual tour
The tour is available for booking all year round.
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Montesa Group Budva
85310 Montenegro, Budva, Mediteranska 35