Tivat is located in the central part of the Boka, south of mount Vrmac. The municipality lies mostly south of the town, and also has an exit to open sea at the tourist location Pržno inlet near Radovići village in south. Its central part, where Tivat Airport is located, lies in fertile Grbalj valley. The airport is located near the isthmus of Luštica peninsula, which belongs to the municipality of Herceg Novi for the most part.

Beginning from 1971 the Tivat Airport acquired the modern runway and it is now a significant airport for foreign air traffic. The tourist potential of Tivat is yet to be fully realized. Only the inlets near Prevlaka, as well as the localities of Župa and Kalimanj, provide great conditions for the construction of marinas and yachting clubs. Even today, Tivat represents an interesting place for navigators. This little town is aiming to attract many guests in the third millennium.

Although it is the youngest town in the Boka region, Tivat has a lot of interesting and attractive destinations. Renaissance Summer House Buca in the centre of city, Ostrvo Cvijeća (Flowers' Island) with sacred monuments, Gornja Lastva, the old nucleus at an altitude of 300 m, the magnificent sandy beach at Plavi Horizonti and the Sveti Marko Island are the most visited tourist destinations in Tivat area. In the city itself there is the natural port Kalimanj. Tivat is also the only place at the Montenegrin coast with an airport. There is also a choice of cultural events, such as "Bocce Olympiad" and "Summer Fest".

"Plavi Horizonti" (Blue Horizons) in Radovići, "Mimoza" (Mimosa), "Kamelija", "Pine", "Tivat", "Palma" and "Villa Royal" are the names of some hotels that, besides the private accommodations, can entertain up to eight thousand guests. The tourist settlement of "St. Marco", built for the needs of the Parisian Mediterranean club (aka Club Med), is certainly an attraction. It consists of about a hundred cottages, nicely fitted into the natural surrounding of dense greenery for the enjoyment of the guests.

Tivat boasts a beautiful botanic garden thanks to the Bokan sailors who brought back a wide variety of exotic tree species and ornamental plants from their voyages around the globe.

It is important to know where the attractive spots are in this municipality. From Lepetane, which is part of Tivat, a car ferry connects with the western Herceg-Novi side of the Boka.

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