Bar is an Adriatic port town located in Montenegro's southern part, with urban population around 15,000 (municipality population over 40,000). Regularly scheduled ferries link Bar with Italy - Bari (1x daily crossing, by Jadrolinija) and Ancona (1x weekly crossing, by Montenegro Lines, during summer season only).
Port Bar (locode MEBAR) is the city's most recognizable feature, with seacoast line length 3,1 km (10170 ft), land area ~800 hectares/1980 acres, water area ~200 hectares/500 acres. Bar Port has annual cargo capacity ~5 million tons. The 1976-opened Belgrade-Bar railway made the Adriatic Sea's Dalmatian Coast accessible to tourists and also linked directly the Port of Bar with the Balcans' railroad network.
The Bar-based food company Primorka produces pomegranate juice and olive oil. The municipality has ~95,000 olive trees and ~80,000 citrus trees (orange, lemon, grapefruit, tangerine). Traditionally, the local economy is heavily dependent on the tourism industry.
Despite Bar's beautiful pebbled beaches, domestic tourists usually prefer smaller towns along the municipality's coast (like Sutomore), with long and sandy beaches. The municipality encompasses the region Skadarska Krajina (stretching from Lake Skadar's southern coast to the Rumija mountain) popular for hiking and leisure activities.
The town's name (Bar) is the shortened form of "Antivari", which is derived from the town's location - across the Adriatic Sea from Bari Italy. The settlement (as Antipargal) was founded in the early-6th-century.
Port Bar Montenegro cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Bar Montenegro. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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