Third Excursion 

     Blue Cave - Mamula Island - Zanjice Beach ,  July 20th 2018

 

 

After our Morning practice and Yoga, we will take a boat ride to the Blue Cave, Island of Mamula and finally we will relax on Zanjice Beach. 

     Located on Montenegro’s Lustica Peninsula, the Blue Cave is one of the country’s most popular attractions. Also known as the Blue Grotto, it derives its name from the iridescent blue water that is reflected throughout the cave. The largest of several caves on the peninsula, the Blue Cave features clear, warm water about five meters deep that is great for swimming or snorkeling. Indeed, many say you need to see the water underneath the surface to truly appreciate it. With a ceiling about nine meters high, the cave is a popular stop for tour boats, most of which will give you about 10-15 minutes to take a quick swim.

     Mamula (also known as Lastavica) is an uninhabited islet in the Adriatic Sea, within the southwestern Montenegrin municipality of Herceg Novi.Mamula is located between Prevlaka and Luštica peninsulas at the entrance to the Boka Kotorska bay. This small islet is of circular shape, and has 200m in diameter.  It is 3.4 nautical miles (6.3 km) away from Herceg Novi.During the period of the Venetian Republic rule, the island was known as Rondina. The island has a fort, built in 1853 by Austro-Hungarian general Lazar Mamula. The fort takes up about 90% of the island's surface area. Along with the fortification on Prevlaka's Cape Oštro as well as Arza fortification on Luštica's Cape Mirište, both of which were erected at the same time also on suggestion by general Lazar Mamula, fort Mamula was part of the Austro-Hungarian Army's contingency plans of preventing the enemy entrance into Boka Kotorska.

     Probably the best known beach on the Lustica Peninsula is Zanjice, a wide and popular pebble beach encircled by two verdant headlands. We will take time at the beach to relax, snorkel and swim before we make our way back to the hotel.