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Excursion Hiking tour in Pastrovici
Pick up at your hotel and drive to the Monastery Praskvica.
Starting point of our hiking tour is the monastery Praskvica, founded in the 11th century. It was named after the nearby spring, whose water smelt of peaches, which are called ”praskva” by the local people. Thanks to its historical and cultural treasury, Praskvica is the most important monastery, both the spiritual and political centre of Paštrovići tribe. The monastery complex consists of two churches, new and old lodgings and school, where children were educated by the monarchs. Churches are dedicated to the Holy Trinity and St. Nicholas. Valuable objects have been preserved in churches: icons, old writings and documents.
After visit of the monastery Praskvica, we are climbing on the so-called Jegor’s path. This path reveals the story of one-armed Russian friar Jegor Stroganov. At the end of the 18th century he arrived in Budva by ship, went to monastery Praskvica with his intention of staying there. Jegor was given permission to stay by the abbot. He took a vow of silence and decided to build a stony path from the monastery to the village Čelobrdo. Armed with iron will, he was picking stones with only one hand and hammer. In 10 years he managed to build 3 km long footpath. In gratitude for his great work Paštrovićs erected a plaque in the village Čelobrdo. They also erected a monument for the victims of the Second World War. From that place you can enjoy the stunning view to the little island of Sveti Stefan, island Sveti Nikola, as well as numerous beaches of Budva’s Riviera.
We reach the village Čelobrdo on the height of 300 m above the sea level. There are 3 families of this village, whose old stone houses, distinctive architecture with terraces and narrow streets make its core. It is a true jewel of nature and harmonious rural life.
We continue to the villages Vodice and Rustovo. In Rustovo we visit the female monastery dedicated to the Assumption of Mary. It is inhabited by 17 nuns. They are engaged in weaving, embroidery, collecting of herbs which they use to make various products- creams, balms, oil, lotions, soaps, tea, wine, herbal syrups. You can find those products in the souvenir shop of the monastery. Wooden church dedicated to the Holy Martyrs of the Romanov family will particularly draw your attention, as well as its magnificent icons. After visit accompanied by a nun, you can refresh yourself at the stone fountain and enjoy the peacefulness of the monastery’s courtyard.
The highest point of this hiking tour is one more village, Ogradjenica, situated on 650 m above the sea level. This is ideal place to take a rest. There is also a church of St. Spiridon, built in 1906. In front of the church there is a well, which is supplied with water from the nearby spring.
We return partly the same way, and then by the monastery Rustovo we change direction and pass through the village Kuljace and further on the 3.5 km long asphalt street to the finishing point, place Kamenovo.
We will be picked up by coach and driven to your hotel.
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Note: Prices are valid for summer season – the 1st of May to the 1st of October. In the off season we organize individual excursions.
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