Old town - St.Stefan
The island of Sveti Stefan, the island of unusual appearance, surrounded by high stone walls, carries the title of the most beautiful building on Montenegrin coast for good reason. Once a fishing village, now widely known and respected city - hotel leaves no one indifferent. This unique island has 118 villas, which have retained their medieval architecture and are interconnected by narrow stone-paved streets while Mediterranean vegetation gives it a special charm. The settlement which was established more than six centuries ago, was a fortification of Paštrovići, the people who inhabit this area. For a long time it had been used for defense against numerous conquerors which is evidenced by the existence of gunsmiths and cannons on its walls.
Popular celebrities vacationed on the popular “Saint” adding this city-hotel the epithet of the most elite summer resort of the Mediterranean. This is evidenced by the visits of La Pasionaria, writers such as Marlo and Moravia and the Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin who described their stay at Sveti Stefan as unforgettable. We should not forget the worldwide famous film divas: Elizabeth Taylor, Sophia Loren, Monica Viti, Marina Vladi and their colleagues Carlo Bruni, Sylvester Stallone, Kirk Douglas and Jeremy Irons who also stayed at Sveti Stefan. The hotel villas hosted well-known chess players Robert Fisher and Boris Spassky as well as the German super model Claudia Schiffer, then the English Princess Margaret, a former Italian King Umberto II of Savoy as well as many stars of the world jet-set.
We should not forget the fact that in 1972 Sveti Stefan won the “Golden Apple” as the most exclusive resort in the world.