20 August 2018 - Recent statistics show that this year there is a significantly larger number of tourists in Risan compared to the previous year. Tourists, who come from all over the world, mostly enjoy the cultural and artistic value of the city and love discovering its colorful history.
Risan represents one of the richest archaeological sites in Montenegro, and as the oldest town in the Bay of Kotor, it is recognized as an attraction for scientists, adventurers, and antiquities lovers. Roman mosaics are indispensable when visiting the city.
"We did not expect to discover mosaics here, so we were pleasantly surprised. We got a lot of information here and everything is well presented," said a tourist from England for RTCG.
"This is a beautiful place that talks about the history of the city we want to know," explained a French tourist for the same television.
Most tourists during this season came from Russia, Great Britain and countries of the region. "There was a big increase when it comes to the number of overnight stays compared to the previous year, and of course, due to the increase in accommodation capacities, primarily apartment accommodation," said Ana Nives Radović from Tourist Organisation of Kotor. Although the same tourists have been returning to it for years, the natural beauty of Risan is often discovered by tourists by chance while staying in other towns within the Bay of Kotor. Some of the statements by Montenegrin tourists, as reported by RTCG are:
"We traveled with parents and decided to fully make use of the 2-3 vacation days we have available. We came here and we liked it because the whole place is small, and the beaches are beautiful," a Serbian tourist said.
"We love everything, the coast, the silence, the food, the air in Risan. We really love Montenegro," said a Russian tourist.
"I come here every year with the family. I like the mountains most of all and I'm so close to water," said the tourists from England.
In Risan, this year, the tourists are offered a new event "Queen Teuta Days at Rizinium" within which the organizers created a rich cultural-educational program that reflects a distant past.