The road to Fortress Sveti Andrija is very intense
Sveti Andrija is a fortress superbly placed high above Perast, at an elevation of 743m (2,437ft) above the sea level, located on the Bay of Kotor in Montenegro, above Risan and Perast. The road is very intense because there are no guard rails at the edge. It’s one of the most dangerous roads of the country.
The drive is a truly unique experience in this part of Europe, with stunning views along the Montenegro Coastal. The surface of the road is gravel. The trail was originally made for horses. The drive will take some skill, some patience, and some tolerance for vertigo. This is definitely not a Sunday drive. Drive with care as this is a mountain road with dangerous dropoffs. With drops that appear to be hundreds, if not a thousand feet to the side, experienced drivers are the only ones who should attempt this route. The road is very narrow in some sections. There is little room for error on this road. The fortress was built in the age of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy, in the 19th century. Be prepared, this road is not for the faint of heart or ill prepared. One mistake can have serious consequences.
The journey offers an exhilarating driving experience, with superb views. An incredible journey, an unforgettable experience. This is definitely one road trip that you want to record with lots of photographs. There are lots of viewpoints, official and unofficial. At the top it opens up to an incredible vista where the fortress overlooks the bay. The view from the Sveti Andrija encompasses the Bay of Kotor, Mount Vrmac and the Verige Strait.
Road suggested by: Ivan Drobnjak