5 Things to do in Prcanj.
Tamara and I first came to Prčanj 4 years ago.
We had been offered the use of a house of a close family friend, and decided to “give it a whirl” for 10 days.
The idea was to have a place to mix chillaxing with a location independent workspace (we are sort of digital nomads).
We’ve been coming back twice a year (normally late May and mid August) ever since.
Prčanj is a bit of a laid back shoreline location on Boka Bay.
It used to be one of the most important maritime centres of the southern Adriatic, back in the “age of sail”.
Prčanj’s bay front has many 17/18th Century stone villas, which have recently been renovated (and maybe more in need of renovation) which also gives it a bit of a sad feel at times.
Other more modern house styles make up the tiny narrow streets behind and up the very steep hillside.
A lot of properties that are for sale here are bought by Russian or British visitors.
Prčanj actually looks not too dissimilar to other towns of equal age, just north on the coast in Dalmatia.
What I love about Prčanj is its lack of “glitz and kitsch”, making it so much more laid back.
It’s not bursting with guided tours or souvenir shops but here are my 5 Things to do in Prcanj.
Prčanj is best known for the Tre Sorelle Palace (the Palace of the Three Sisters).
It dates back to the 15th century, and was built and owned by the aristocratic Buca family.
Local legend says that the three sisters that lived there fell in love with the same sailor. When he went to sea, they stood at their windows waiting for him return.
As the years went by, the sisters waited for their sailor who never returned.
As the sisters passed away one by one, their windows were boarded up – all except for the last sister, who had nobody to board up her window, and so it remains unsealed to this day.
This monastery was built in the eighteenth century and for many years was the centre of culture and education.
It was a primary school, a school for mariners, a pharmacy and a very rich library, that has a valuable collection of paintings, textiles and metals.
The Church of the Birth of Our Lady.
This impressive church is perhaps the most impressive landmark in Prčanj.
It took some 120 years to build and houses numerous paintings and sculptures including works by Piazzetta, Tiepolo and Balestra.
Ivo Vizin’s House.
I never knew that the South Slavs had maritime heroes, but Captain Ivo Vizin (1806-1868) from Prcanj, was the first South Slav to circumnavigate the world.
Chill at Kafe Centar.
There are a good selection of restaurants along the entire Prčanj shoreline.
To be honest you need to look at the menus (normally displayed at the entrance) to see who offers what before you decide.
Over these past 4 years I have found “Kafe Centar” offers a mix of great atmosphere and welcome, a super location with amazing views of Boka Bay, value for money menu (albeit Balkan meals) and fresh draught Nikšičko Pivo.
I spend hours here sometimes. Just relaxing, planning or doing my Digi Nomad stuff.
If you are planning to visit Montenegro, then put some time aside in your plans to visit Prčanj.
You wont be disappointed.
What sort of holiday environment do you like to experience the most?