‘Rose’ The most beautiful village of Montenegro
Rose is located at the very tip of the peninsula “Lustila” in Montenegro. The village has a unique view over the Strait of “Kumbor” which makes the
Rose belongs to one of the if not the most beautiful villages of Montenegro.
This fishing village is located on the extreme point of the peninsula “Lustila” right next to the sea, surrounded by mountains and Mediterranean forests,.
The houses of Rose stand on the front of the quay, which is well protected from the wind. This is really one of the most beautiful places on the Riviera. Absolutely unique, this is a place you should not skip because towards the future I think overtourism will take over here. More about this in another article. In the background is a forest with special forms of Mediterranean horticulture. The beach is rocky and the sea is deep with sandy and rocky bottom, which is a real challenge for divers and underwater fishermen. This place was a quarantine for sailors from all over the world. Nowadays, the imitations of Portuguese and Spanish sailors can be met here. You can reach the village from both the sea and the dry land, along the latter road you pass small coastal caps that give you a nice view of Kotor bay. The village has a unique view of the Strait of “Kumbor” which is the connection from the Adriatic Sea to the Bay of Kotor.
Everywhere on the stone quays, you will run into a net or a fishing boat. The ancient city of Rose was destroyed in the 9th century by the Saracens, after which the current Rose was created. In the restaurants along the harbor, you can eat delicious fish.
Both around the village and in the sea around it are regular archaeological discoveries. Especially old shipwrecks provide valuable archaeological material. This sheltered place was probably already inhabited in prehistoric times. Today it is mainly the wealthier Montenegrins who have their vacation homes here by the beautiful blue water. The old Fort Rose now serves as a bar restaurant and a great place for swimming. Many people also like to dive here for the old shipwrecks.
Rose still has the small streets and narrow alleys. The village was once owned by the Venetians. And that is still good to see. Everywhere you can still find Venetian decorations on the buildings. Although it is a small village there are several churches. One of the oldest is the church in honor of Our Lady. It was built in 1783 by a merchant from Venice. Around the village of Rose, you have several beautiful viewpoints.