Clustered with bars, cafes and restaurants, Sutomore is a popular weekend resort on Montenegro’s Adriatic coast. It was ruled by the Republic of Venice from the 15th to 18th centuries before becoming part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire when it was known as Spitza.
Things to do in Sutomore
Rent a beach umbrella and sun lounger for a day on the sands of Sutomore Beach, which is backed by restaurants and bars where you can dine throughout the day. In addition to swimming and sunbathing, it’s a popular sport for a range of water sports, including banana boating and paragliding.
Watching over Sutomore Beach are the remains of the Tabija Fortress, which was built by the Venetians in the 16th century atop Golo Brdo. The ruins can be accessed along a short trail that leads from the beach and offer magnificent views across the bay. Nestled at the base of Golo Brdo’s red cliffs is pebbly Devachen Beach, which can be reached by walking through the Sutomore Mountain Tunnel.
Sutomore is an ideal base for exploring the city of Bar, home to the elegant King Nikola’s Palace where folk costumes and historic artefacts are on display. Marvel at the Ottoman architecture of Omerbasica Mosque and the modern Church of St. Jovan Vladimir with its gilded dome. Nearby is one of the world’s oldest olive trees, the beloved Stara Maslina, which has been in existence for more than two millennia.
Getting around Sutomore
Sutomore is around 15 minutes’ drive from Bar and 35 minutes from Budva while Podgorica is 40 minutes away. Podgorica Airport is 45 minutes from Sutomore and has flights to destinations across Europe. Trains connect to Sutomore Station along the Belgrade to Bar railway and the town is compact enough to explore on foot.