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Perast

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Perast is old town in Bay of Kotor. Perast lies beneath the hill of St. Elijah (873 m), on a cape that separates the Bay of Risano from that of Kotor, and overlooks the Verige strait, the narrowest part of the bay of Kotor. Near Perast there are two small islands: one is called St. George island, and the other called Gospa od Skrpljela, and each has a picturesque chapel.

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B: Montenegro. Perast. Вид на набережную 3.

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G: Perast, Church of St. Nikola

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