Enjoy the historic beauty of Herceg Novi in old postcards. On some cards it is called Castelnuovo, which is Italian for New Castle, as it was known between 1482-1797, or Erzeg Novi, when it was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
Located near the mouth of the Bay of Kotor, the town of about 33,000 inhabitants has a long, rich history. Originally, it was called Sveti Stefan (Saint Stephen) when it was officially founded in 1382 by the first King of Bosnia Stevan Tvrtko I Kotromanic, who built a fort there. However, at the time, there was already an established fishing village on the spot. There are remains in the area dating all the way back to the Neolithic and Early Bronze Age periods.