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Montenegro - Crna Gora - Sveti Stefan - Aman Sveti Stefan - Свети Стефан - Santo Stefano - Small islet and hotel resort in Montenegro at Twilight - Blue Hour - Dusk | by © Lucie Debelkova / www.luciedebelkova.com
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Montenegro - Crna Gora - Sveti Stefan - Aman Sveti Stefan - Свети Стефан - Santo Stefano - Small islet and hotel resort in Montenegro at Twilight - Blue Hour - Dusk

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Sveti Stefan island has a 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) coast line in the central part of Montenegro Adriatic coast line. It is situated to approximately 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) southeast of Budva between Przno and Sveti Stefan villages. The pink sandy beaches of Sveti Stefan, Miločer Beach and Queen’s Beach are part of the coast line. The island encompasses an area of 12,400 m2 (133,000 sq ft).

 

In the 15th century, the island had a fortified village which was known as Divic; a Muslim village on the periphery of land on the Drina, which was renamed as Sveti Stefan, after the Christian Saint Stephen.The fortified village was built to defend against the Turks and became a haven for pirates of the Adriatic. Initially, the island with its fortress had 12 families. Later, the village came to be established in the 1800s, when the population was about 400 people. Consequent to the villages getting moved to the mainland, the island village became an exclusive resort frequented by high profile elites of the world. However, the separation of Montenegro from Yugoslavia saw the decline of this resort, in the 1990s. Villa Miločer built between 1934 and 1936 was the summer residence of Queen Marija Karadordevic (1900–1961) of the Karađorđević family of Serbia, which was refurbished as part of the Aman Sveti Stefan resorts that opened in 2008–2009.

 

Camera Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II; Lens: 24.00 - 105.00 mm; Focal length: 58.00 mm; Aperture: 4.5; Exposure time: 32.0 s; ISO: 320

 

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Taken on September 10, 2011