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Bar

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For other places with the same name, see Bar (disambiguation).

Bar is a major port for Montenegro.

The oldest olive tree in the world, in Bar

Understand[edit]

The Old Town of Bar, 4 km far from the coast, is the most significant among the numerous cultural-historical monuments of this town, a witness to its turbulent history. These old bricks are deaf witnesses of numerous conquerors and different cultures.

Bar is a touristy city, mostly in summer. Season goes roughly from May to September. There are tourist facilities, restaurants, sport fields, trade and a marina with 1050 berths. Off season, virtually everything will be closed (cafés, restaurants, hotels, and of course tourist information centers).

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

For the airports in Podgorica or Tivat take a bus or a Taxi, from Podgorica you can also take the train, and then continue a local taxi to the airport.

Alternatively, take an one-hour drive by a car. It is possible to reach Podgorica airport through a taxi service. A transfer should cost €30 for a vehicle up to four passengers, and €60 for a minivan up to eight passengers.

By train[edit]

  • 1 Željeznička stanica (Railway station), +382 301615. both day and night trains departing from Belgrade and Podgorica. Trains can often be slower than buses and those arriving in Bar (the end of the line) are almost always extremely late (from 20 min to more than an hour) because of delays in other places.

By boat[edit]

  • 2 Ship terminal. Daily ferries operated by Montengro Lines to/from Bari, Italy departing at 22:00 and arriving at 7:00 (from €56). The company also operates bi-weekly ferries to/from Ancona, Italy.

By bus[edit]

  • 3 Autobuska stanica (Bus station) (2 km from centre, 300 m from train station), +382 30 346 141. Frequent buses operate along the coast to Budva, Tivat (for the airport) and Kotor. The journey to Podgorica takes a little over an hour, journeys to Ulcinj take about 30 minutes and journeys north to Budva and Kotor take one hour and just under two hours respectively. If you're heading to Bar's beaches in Susanj, you can ask to be let off the buses (for those coming from Podgorica, Budva and Kotor) in Susanj rather than having to walk all the way back from the bus station.

Get around[edit]

Map of Bar

By bus[edit]

During the summer months, there is a local bus service running between Sutomare (about 5 km north along the coast) and Bar. Services are hourly.

On foot[edit]

Bar is a small city and everywhere is walkable. The walk between Bar and the beaches in Susanj will take about 30 minutes; taxi drivers will be happy to take you.

  • Taxi Bar, +38269949197, e-mail: . 24h. minivan transfers, airport transfer services Tivat airport €40, Podgorica airport €30, Tirana (Albania) €105, Dubrovnik (Croatia) €110.
Car rentals

See[edit]

The wall of Stari Bar
  • Stari Bar (Bar Old Town). A great set of ruins of churches and mosques, a few km from the current Bar. A taxi from the city center to Stari Bar shouldn't cost more than 4€. €2 (discounts for children).
  • Bar Fortress.
  • 1 The oldest olive tree in the world. Between 2000 and 2500 years old
  • Port of Bar. not really fancy but you can see some great ships, beautiful yachts and small fishing boats.
  • Beaches in Susanj. Cleaner water and more space a short walk along the promenade north of the city centre

Do[edit]

Buy[edit]

Eat[edit]

  • Konoba SPILJA (Old Town). Traditional Dalmatian and Sestan Food.
  • Pizzeria Pulena.
  • Restaurant Samba, J Tomasevica 41, +382 85 312 025. Partly inside, partly on a terrace with amazing mountain views. Popular with locals. Pricey.
  • Tajana (Old Town). Garden restaurant with tables inside and outside.
  • Sunce, nacionalna kuc'a, ul. Rista Lekic'a, +382 69211010. 8:00 - 21:00. Home made national food. Inexpensive, for travelers on a budget, backpackers.

Drink[edit]

  • Carpe Diem.
  • Caffebar Holywood.
  • La Esquina.

Sleep[edit]

Budget[edit]

  • Hostel Montenegro-Bar, Celuga Polje Bar (1 km from the center of the city and port, 2 km from the train station and just 50 m from the beach Zukotrlica), e-mail: . Open all year round. Clean rooms.

Mid-range[edit]

Splurge[edit]

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