Saint Stefan – a fortified village dating back to the 15th century is the most attractive and best-known resort in Montenegro. The island of Sveti Stefan is a uniquely atmospheric setting of cobbled lanes, handsome courtyards and serene sea views. It is connect with the land with one tiny street, and this kind of island are very rare. Locals made a fortress on the sea rock, which served as a defense against the Turkish threat, as well as from the pirate raids. At the top of the highest hill on island, there is a church of St. Stefan, by which the island got a name.
The island was nationalised in the 1950s and it is become luxury hotel. Very quickly, hotel become popular among the world’s celebrities. Entrance to the island is allowed only for hotel guests. Church on the island is active Orthodox Church, and wedding is possible only if you are the guests of the hotel.