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Introduction

Bar is a rather nondescript small city along the coast of Montenegro. It lacks the beautiful beaches of nearby Ulcinj, Budva or Kotor, but 4 kilometres inland it has its real draw: Stari Bar (see below).

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Sights and Activities

Stari Bar

Stari Bar, Bar's Old Town, is one of the world’s largest fortified archaeological sites and is an impressive cultural site which is equally impressively imbedded into the natural surroundings. Much of the ruins are still to be restored, but some of them have been getting some attention. There are churches and buildings from different epochs, squares, medieval palaces and houses that once were abundant with life. Unlike other Montenegrin medieval towns, this place was not inhabited continually. Stari Bar is pretty big and you can easily wander around here for several hours, enjoying the beatiufl views and get your imagination working going back to ancient times. There are a few rooms to sleep and several restaurants and shops in the nearby street leading steeply to the entrance of the old fortifications.

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Weather

Bar has a typical Meditarranean climate with warm and dry summers and mild but wetter winters.

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Getting There

By Train

There are up to 14 daily trains to/from Podgorica, which takes about 1 hour. There is at least one daily train to Belgrade.

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Sleep

Budget

PropertyAddressTypePopularity
Vila JadranIlino bb Bar Susanj BarApartment86
Villa GlavanovicGavrila Principa BBAPARTMENT76
Kalamper Apart Hotel-BarDobra Voda bbHOTEL-
Hostel Kojic-BarBokeljskih Brigada 1AGuesthouse88
Yu HostelIlino-Susanj-85000HOSTEL-
David Dobre VodeObala Veliki Pijesak bb BarHOSTEL78
Apartments AndraSusanj bb Susanj bbAPARTMENT-
Apartment FilipJovana Jovanovica Zmaja 16,Bar,APARTMENT-
Apartments BojanicIlino b.b.,SusanjAPARTMENT-
Vila ZadaIlino b.b Cuty SusanjGUESTHOUSE-
Apartments SusanjSusanjAPARTMENT-

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Keep Connected

Internet

Wi-Fi points in bars and cafeterias are available to customers, and most hotels offer Wi-Fi connection in common areas for their guests. Some central tourist areas are also covered by wi-fi.

Internetcafes are still widely available as well, mainly in larger cities and tourist places, less so in smaller rural towns and communities.

Phone

See also: International Telephone Calls

The general emergency number is 112, but you can also contact police (122), fire (123) and ambulance (124) seperately. The international telephone code for the country is 382.

MTEL CG, T-Mobile and Telenor Montenegro provide cell phone services in the country. All providers have national coverage, and provide advanced services. You can buy mobile phone sim cards already for € 1. As of 2011 you need to fill in short form and show ID or passport in order to activate prepaid number at local operator's store. It sure pays to get a local SIM card as data roaming services with you own cell phone are usually much higher.

Post

Montenegro Post provides quite reliable, affordable services, both domestic as well as international. Post offices generally keep long hours, from 7:00 or 8:00am till 8:00pm, 6 days a week, except Sundays. If you want to send a package, it might be better to use an international courier company like DHL, TNT, UPS or FedEx, as they are fast and competitively priced as well.

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