The hotel-town of Sveti Stefan is today best known as a jet-setter's summer residence. Connected to the main land by a sand isthmus, such islands are very rare and called "tombolo". The famous Pastrovici tribe used this location in the 15 th century to defend itself against their enemies and even today gun openings and guns remind one of those times. The interior of the hotel-town is made up of narrow, winding streets. There are small picturesque squares, three churches and the hotel apartments are in elegant houses of Mediterranean style. Sveti Stefan today breathes with a spirit of the summer residence for elite tourists and those seeking the exotic. When, at the end of the 1940's, a decision was made to turn the island into a tourist facility, Sveti Stefan started writing a new chapter in its long history. Its fame, up to the present, comes from its illustrious visitors, such as actors, singers, scientists and the presidents of many of the countries of the world who made of Sveti Stefan one fo the favourite destinations for a real luxury yacht charters in Montenegro and south Croatia.
At Sveti Stefan, visitors have included the British Princess Margaret, former Italian King Umberto II Savoy and famous actors Sophia Loren, Kirk Douglas, Doris Day, Geraldine Chaplin, Sidney Poitier, Richard Widmark, Sylvester Stallone, Jeremy Irons and the list goes on. Famous writers Andre Marlow and Albert Moravia, Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, celebrated Chess Grandmaster Robert Fischer and one of the world's beautiful women, top model Claudia Schiffer. Most of the mentioned crowned heads stayed in the famous villa 118, which is part of the town-hotel complex Sveti Stefan. The price of accommodation for this exclusive villa is negotiable, by bargaining with the lodger and a starting price of around 1,500 EUR per day. In 1972 Sveti Stefan received the Golden Apple prize for being the most exclusive summer residence in the world. Such natural surrounding have made Sveti Stefan an ideal location for tourists with a more refined taste. It is the perfect place for lovers enjoying a break in this quiet area, disturbed only by the chirping of birds or the hubbub of bathers. Come and Enjoy Sveti Stefan as a "Must" stop during your luxury sailing cruise in Montenegro and Croatian Coast.