Island of Saint George

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Karin and Filip
Eeklo, Belgium2,162 contributions
Sveti Đorđe
Apr 2019
Unlike "Our Lady of the Rocks", the Island of Saint George is a natural island.
It contains the Saint George Benedictine monastery (12th century) and an old graveyard.
It is told that it has been an inspiration for the painting "Isle of the Dead" by Arnold Böcklin.
Written 9 February 2020
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jmichel01
Myrtle Beach, SC381 contributions
A drive by on the way Our Lady of the Rock, but a great story
Nov 2019
If you are going to our Lady of the Rock, you'll take the boat by the island. The tour guide will tell you the tale of the island, and it's cyprus trees and the couple buried on the island. Good story
Written 21 January 2020
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high_low73
Bergen, Norway790 contributions
The haunted Island of the dead, dead captains and you're not allowed to enter!
Oct 2019
As all should know you can not go ashore on this island. So one just has to enjoy the views and let your imagination loose with some of it's history. Sveti Djordje is rising from a natural reef. It houses a Benedictine monastery shaded by cypresses and a large cemetery, earning it the local nickname 'Island of the Dead'.

The island is also called “The island of the dead captains”, because according to another legend one French soldier, by shooting a cannon towards Perast hit the house of his beloved girl and killed her. That legend is said to be a motive for the master piece “The Island of the Dead” by the painter Beklin.
Written 7 January 2020
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Graham S
Tewantin, Australia3,696 contributions
Pass by on your boat cruise for photo opportunity only
Sep 2019
as no public access to this Monastery.
A cute Ying & Yang with the other island & these both are postcard / travel brochure type images you have to take home to impress friends.
Written 15 November 2019
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Adrian T
Basingstoke, UK132 contributions
no visitors allowed, still a working monastery
Sep 2019
You pass this island which was once the burial ground for Perast residents but is now a monastery. The building is quite imposing.
Written 6 October 2019
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wwwlsnr30
Liverpool116 contributions
A nice place to view from the mainland.
Sep 2019
Hard to review this, you are not really allowed on the island but a tour to Our Lady of the Rocks will fill you in on its history. It is a working monastery and as I understood, visits are by invitation only,
Written 22 September 2019
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Zfy Ed
Singapore, Singapore6,837 contributions
Glaring from the neighbouring island!
Jun 2019 • Couples
On our short boat ride to Our Lady of the Rocks, we past by this little island next to it but no visitors were allowed to visit or disembark there. We were told the island was not opened to public and was a church for private usage.

From a distance, it looked nice, serene and tranquil though a little "secretive". Both islands were lovely and each is unique and lovely in its own way. So make sure you can zoom in on it when you are on the Rocks or during the boat ride when the boatman could steer nearer to it where you will be able to snap some nice pictures of it!
Written 30 June 2019
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LolaGo1
Washington DC, DC5,664 contributions
NO Visit Allowed Here!
Apr 2019 • Solo
I asked my boatman why this island is not opened to the public to tourists. it appeared that he does not speak English so I just took pictures of this island as we slowed down to dock at the Our Lady of the Rocks.

Took more pictures of this attraction after we got out of the boat.
Written 30 April 2019
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AnnieGrant
Sydney, Australia200 contributions
View from a distance
Sep 2018 • Couples
This Island and Orthodox Monastery is closed to the general public - the best way to view it is by boat to Our Lady of the Rock Church.
Written 15 October 2018
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Craig-World-Travelle
Agoura Hills, CA1,840 contributions
Nice photos from boat
Aug 2018 • Couples
We took a speedboat trip from Kotor to Our Lady of Rocks Church/Island which is right next to Island of Saint George. Our boat driver drove around this small island so we could get some good photos.

No one was on the island though a private boat was just off shore swimming and snorkeling.

Good photos from various angles if you circle the island.
Written 7 August 2018
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