03 September 2019 - Discotheque Maximus Kotor is proud to present the premiere performance of the techno pioneer from Ukraine, Stanislav Tolkachev on September 5th.
The songs of the Ukrainian DJ are influenced both by the classic sound of Detroit and the sleek minimalistic tendencies born in Berlin. He is focused on experimentation with textures and psychedelic sounds, taking inspiration from many diverse sources. Tolkachev’s music has been released on many labels, including M_Rec, Semantica, MORD and Geophone.
Resistance to categorization, countering standard laws of music, striving for new and unexplored, lack of compromise, far from available - these are the words that very accurately describe the sound and attitude of Ukrainian techno magician Stanislav Tolkachev, who is one of the most respected and top-quality artists in today's world techno scene.
Stanislav started his first techno ventures in the late 1990s and early 2000s. He was first noted in the techno world in 2006, due to his tapes on the label POHJOLA. Tolkachev secured his place among the list of great DJ names with further editions that regularly appear in techno sets around the world.
Stanislav has performed at famous venues such as Berghain, Berlin Tresor, Drugstore, he had two live sets organized by the world-renowned music platform Boiler Room, as well as at all other leading clubs and festivals in the world.
His tapes are on the world's leading record labels such as: Semantica, Inkblots, Krill Music, Mord, M_rec, Plector, Subsist, RAW RAW records, Energun records, Rösten and many others.
Witness the magic of the Ukrainian techno-wizard who will premiere at the electronic music temple - Maximus Discotheque in Kotor.
Experience a change in your perception of techno sound and club experience!
23:00 - 00:00 - TANYA MOSS
00:00 - 02:00 - WAKAT
02:00 - 04:00 - STANISLAV TOLKACHEV
04:00 - 05:00 - DINO GANIC
Entrance fee before midnight - 8 EUR
Entrance fee after midnight - 10 EUR
September 1, 2019 - A trip to Dobrota near Kotor for this week's RE/MAX Property of the Week in Montenegro.
One of the concerns about owning a holiday home is that there is usually nobody local to look after it unless special arrangements are made. The advantages of owning property in a gated community include peace of mind, both in terms of security and property maintenance. And should the property come in an idyllic location by UNESCO World Heritage Site Boka Bay and a short drive from the magical old town of Kotor, then peace of mind is just one of the attractions of this week's RE/MAX Property of the Week, a 43 m2 one-bedroom apartment in a gated community with swimming pool, with sales price of 119,000 euro.
In the words of the official RE/MAX property description:
One-bedroom apartment, fully furnished with a swimming pool, located on the ground floor. This is a gated development, very nicely kept all round and constantly maintained. The swimming pool is also regularly serviced and is shared between all the residents in the building. Location is excellent, it’s very close to Forza Mare and within close proximity of local beaches, restaurants and Kotor Old Town is only 5 minutes away by car. Excellent Investment.
Dobrota is one of the places on the Montenegrin coast where it is still possible to see all the splendor of the former Boka and the noble Kotor, from the time when sailors sailed the world's seas, conveying the glory of these regions and bringing much wealth to the local naval houses.
Dobrota is located in the immediate vicinity of the ancient Kotor with a view to Vrmac. A large number of churches today testify to the solid faith of the old Dobrich. The promenade in Dobrota runs several kilometers along the coast beside countless small stone pontoons and old palaces, unique and glossy like nowhere else.
The seafront of Dobrota consists of old captain villas renovated as seaside cafes and small hotels. Dobrota is also a place with very good restaurants and small seaside cafes where you can truly enjoy the ambiance of the ancient Boka.
For more photos, information and to book a viewing, check out the original RE/MAX listing.
01 September 2019 - The 340 million EUR super-yacht Eclipse, owned by the Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich, was spotted in the Boka Bay this morning.
The ship has 24 guest cabins, two pools, a nightclub, and even a missile defense system!
The Russian billionaire spent 350 million EUR to make this ship, but some claim it cost 1 billion EUR if all the luxury and safety amenities are taken into account.
Roman Abramovich’s Eclipse boasts nine decks, the top one containing two helipads and a garage. The forward helipads open out to allow for a Eurocopter EC155 to be placed in a hangar underneath, reported Cafe del Montenegro.
The 8th deck has a swimming pool and a sundeck, with a pull-out barbecue and pizza oven and a built-in wood-burning fire pit.
The main saloon boasts a fireplace and a massive sculpture from Indonesia. There is another pool on the seventh deck with an adjustable depth feature that sees the floor rise and fall, so that it can be changed into a dance floor.
The Eclipse also has bullet-proof windows and lasers to dazzle paparazzi.
Each cabin in the yacht has a private cinema screen, a Jacuzzi, spa and special security systems. The super-yacht is however very expensive to maintain – running costs are estimated to 40 million EUR a year.
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22 August 2019 - The Kotor Tourism Organization invites you to the manifestation Boka Night 2019, which will take place this Saturday, August 24th at 9 pm in Kotor.
Boka Night is a manifestation usually held on the 3rd Saturday of August and is the crown of the summer happenings in the city of Kotor. This event gathers tens of thousands of visitors each year, and it is one of the reasons why Kotor has a fantastic reputation for its creativity and the spirit of the citizens of Kotor.
During Boka Night, people from Bay of Kotor decorate small boats and participate in a procession hoping to win the first prize for the most beautiful boat. After the best participants have been chosen, the celebration continues in the streets of the Old town, followed by the fireworks.
“This is a kind of manifestation specific to Kotor because everybody enjoys it! Young or old, kids or teenagers - everybody loves Boka Night,” say the representatives of the Kotor Tourism Organisation.
Boka Night 2019 will feature numerous Kotor-based musicians who will perform at the town squares:
According to the Boka News portal, on the occasion of this year's Boka Night, the Public Institution of Maritime Museum of Montenegro and Kotor Tourism Organisation have prepared an exhibition of outdoor photographs.
The photographs show the Boka Night from 1959, which was organized on the occasion of the visit of SFRY President Josip Broz Tito. Photographs from that period show decorated boats, city lighting and rich fireworks. Older generations are happy to remember this spectacular Boka Night from exactly 60 years ago.
The exhibition is a small gift for the city, its fellow citizens, as well as tourists, to whom we want to show our long tradition of organising the Boka Night, organizers say.
The exhibition is set on the walls next to the main city gates.
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The banner with the lyrics of the song "Bokeljska noc", with the signature and silhouette of the author Maja Perfiljeva, was placed above the main city gate in Kotor, in memory of the poet who most beautifully wrote about the emotions that accompanied the festivity above all festivities in Boka bay.
These, as well as other exhibits that visitors will be able to see on the eve and during Bokeljska noc, are the result of cooperation between the Municipality of Kotor, the local Tourist Organization and the Maritime Museum.
Let’s recall that Bokeljska noc will take place on August 24th.
Perfiljeva passed away a month ago at the age of 79. She was born in Tivat, where she spent her earliest childhood, and was educated and lived in Zagreb. She became famous to the public as the author of numerous pop and rock songs.
She dedicated a lot of songs to her homeland, the most famous of which became the song " Bokeljska noc" - an anthology ballad without which no festival in Boka bay could take place.
Text by CdM/Radio Kotor, on August 21st, 2019, read more at CdM
21 August 2019 - Bokeljska Night (noć), the traditional Kotor feast, which has the status of intangible cultural property, will be held on Saturday, August 24 at 9 pm and its start will be announced by the City Music of Kotor and Sailing Club "Lahor" sailboats. Entering the corridor, 45 ornate boats with ten towing vessels will be presented to the audience and the jury and will compete for prizes, the fund of which is €4,500.00.
The jury will be composed of Lana Bokan - sculptor and members of prof. Marina Dulović - Secretary for Culture, Social Affairs and Sport and Vladimir Jovićević - Academic painter and professor at the Academy of Arts in Florence.
Following the announcement of the most imaginative creations, the musical fireworks show will be organized by the company Mirnovec from the sea.
The program will be hosted on the main stage by Dubravka Jovanovic, poet and journalist at Skala Radio, while RTCG will provide live coverage on the first state television program.
After the performance on the aqua stage, the festivities will continue in the squares around the Old Town, the defile of City Music will be on markets and squares.
The organizers point out they have hired local music forces this year, so that only Kotor music bands will perform in the squares, as follows:
In cooperation with the Tourist Organization and the Maritime Museum of Montenegro Kotor, on the ramparts near the City Square, an exhibition of colorized photographs of the Bokeljska noć from 1959 has been organized, when Marshal Tito attended it.
Above the main city gates, next to the Bokeljska Night banner, there is a banner featuring the character and lyrics of Maya Perfiljeva and her poem "Bokeljska noć", which is the unofficial anthem of this biggest sea feast in Boka.
On the day of Bokeljska Night, the city's main waterfront parking will not be operational.
With tens of thousands of visitors expected, the organizers are urging drivers to park their vehicles by 8 pm to reduce the crowds.
Attention was also drawn to the speed limit in the aquatorium, as a uniformed vessel would penalize all malpractice drivers who could damage the decorated parade boats.
Firework pontoons will be stationed at the bay - between the hospital and the waterfront, so vessels will be alerted not to approach them for their safety.
The organizer of the Bokeljska Night is the Public Institution Cultural Centre "Nikola Đurković" Kotor, co-organizer the Local Tourist Organization, sponsor the Municipality of Kotor.
General sponsor is Luka Kotor, and the partner is Public Communal Enterprise Kotor. Bokeljska Night has been supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Government of Montenegro.
Marina Stoponja was born in Zagreb in 1959. She graduated in 1999 from the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb, where she is currently pursuing her doctoral studies at the Department of Sculpture. She has been a member of the Croatian Society of Fine Artists since 1999, and of the Croatian Association of Independent Artists since 2001. In the last few years, she has been developing her artistic career in the United Arab Emirates. She has had 20 solo exhibitions and participated in 50 group exhibitions juried at home and abroad. She has received several awards and recognitions, including the RAK Fine Art Festival (2007), Ras Al Khaimah - UAE, International Emerging Artist Award (2016), Dubai - UAE, 2. Premio Contemporaneo (2001), Forli - Italy, Special Rector awards (1997) Zagreb.
“In her sculptures, the artist from Zagreb works on topics that describe life in its physical, artistic and sociological aspects. Through her works, she interprets nature and the world around her through a three-dimensional form, and often deals with topics of human relations. The artist most often creates in white marble, sometimes in bronze, wood, and aluminum. Marina Stoponja is one of the few sculptors from Croatia who creates sculptures in stone and marble in large formats and dimensions. Her works are also self-portraits interpreted by philosophical and biographical descriptions, characterized by a distinctive style of precise, almost perfect technical processing of material ” writes Rachel Thong about Marina Stoponja.
The music part of the programme will feature young flutist Stefan Pericic from Tivat.
16 August 2019 - Company "Design and CO" from Tivat has obtained approval for building a residential complex in Kavač settlement in Kotor. Conceptual design for another two residential facilities has been approved as well. The complex will consist of 5 buildings and it will have a total of 119 residential units. The project has been approved by Dušan Vuksanović, the acting chief state architect.
Chief Executive Officer of the "Design and CO" company is Sonad Kiliclar, who is also the founder of the company with 51% of the ownership.
Technical description of the facility states that it will be intended for tourists’ residence.
The conceptual design envisages 4 phases of the project. First two phases are currently underway. The first phase entails construction of two residential facilities, Block A and Block B, as well as the construction of a pool with a technical premise. The second phase involves the construction of one residential facility, block C. Phase III entails the construction of a garage with open parking. Phase IV involves the construction of two residential facilities, block D and block E.
Block A will consist of a ground floor, two floors and 36 residential units. Block B consists of a basement, ground floor and it will have 18 flats. Block C will have a basement, ground floor and two floors. It will have 23 flats. These three structures are currently under construction. The garage will have eight parking places. Open parking consists of the lower level, which is naturally sloped and has 101 parking places, and the upper level, which is parallel with the main road. It will have 12 parking places, as Cafe del Montenegro reports.
Block D will have two basement floors, ground floor, two floors and it will have 28 residential units. Block E will have a basement, ground floor and 14 residential units.
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17 August 2019 - The manifestation Honey and Olive Days in Grbalj, organised to support the local producers and to improve the tourist offer of Kotor, will be held on Saturday, August 17, in front of Business Centre Vukšić from 10 am to 8 pm.
The event will be opened at 10 o'clock by Radule Miljanić, President of the Union of Beekeeping Organisations of Montenegro, reports BokaNews Portal. Members of the Grbalj Beekeepers Society have been organizing this exhibition of beekeeping products from 2015, and the individuals who exhibit the products include local producers and guests from other parts of Montenegro. The products which will be exhibited at the fair include organic honey, bee pollen, royal jelly, propolis, bee wax, bee venom, mead, as well as olives and olive oil.
Recognizing that this type of promotion of local products also means the popularization of beekeeping and healthy lifestyle, as well as the improvement the tourist offer of Kotor with new contents, the Managing Board of the Beekeeping Organisation organises this event at least once a year.
“The lack of exhibition space, above all, is a constant problem of all NGOs that need to promote their work in this way, and it puts us in the situation that every year we have to ask different organisations for both space and support. This year, the owner of Business Centre Vukšić, who has already proved to be a supporter of the organisation's work in the past, has granted us the exhibition space without compensation, and we are very grateful, “said the representatives of the Beekeeping organisation.
Montenegrin honey has already been recognised within the country and abroad, as a high-quality product, which can be declared a national brand.
At the recently held Smell of Linden and Honey Festival, it was estimated that thanks to the proactive policies and incentives of the Government of Montenegro, beekeeping is becoming more and more popular and more profitable. On that occasion, the Mayor of Cetinje, Aleksandar Kašćelan claimed that in Montenegro, honey could be rightfully referred to as a national brand. "First of all, because of the quality to which domestic producers pay great attention, but also because of all the measures that are being taken to market the original and safe products. This is especially because of the good prospects for the placement of large quantities of the honey produced in Cetinje and generally Montenegro on European and other markets, which highly value brand and good image,” said Kašćelan.
14 August 2019 - The construction of Boulevard from Jaz to the Tivat Airport (reconstruction of the Adriatic Highway) will start next year. This project will considerably improve the conditions of this section. In summer it is often jammed, with little movement on the roads. The project will cost around 26 million EUR and the construction will take around two years, reports Cafe del Montenegro.
“The tender will be invited at the end of September. By the end of the year, we will know the contractor,” said the Director of Transport Administration Savo Parača.
The development of tender documentation for the contractor is following the procedures established by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.
Boulevard will be 16 kilometers long and Parača added that the Regional Water supply system has joined the project. Simultaneously with the construction of boulevard, the extension of capacities of the water supply grid will be well underway.
“The regional water supply system joined the project because it uses the loan granted by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. That project is worth between 10 million euros and 12 million euros. We thought it would be much cheaper and faster if we joined these two projects together. Everything has to be done according to European standards,” concluded Parača, using the opportunity to announce another important project.
“Complete reconstruction of the thoroughfare from Kamenovo to Bar is planned. The project is in the final phase. The tender procedure is going to be initiated in autumn,” stated Parača.
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