Sometimes referred to as a misfortune, Kumbor is a former military post in Montenegro. Mentioned as Combor in Venetian documents as early as 1785, the town was used by the Austrians, later the Italians and even the Yugoslav Navy Forces. The military complex has overtaken one of the longest pebble beaches on Herceg Novi side of the Riviera shoreline and is situated next to a beautiful park complex littered with rare Mediterranean trees and plants, such as Eucalyptus, pine trees and palm trees

For decades, Kumbor was isolated from tourists and swimmers and was guarded by the naval forces. Before the Adriatic Highway was built, the only road that connected all the neighboring villages was the local promenade, a sidewalk that runs along the sea. The promenade stretches from the far end of BIjela all the way to Zelenika, then up the Lalovina hill to Meljine and then along the Pet Danica promenade in Herceg Novi and Igalo. However, with the road by the naval complex now open to locals, the long walk is quite an adventure for tourists and locals alike.
Kumbor is also home to a Catholic Church with icons painted by one of the most talented painters from the Bay of Kotor—Tripo Kokolja of Perast. This artist also painted the inside of the church that sits on the manmade island in front of Perast.

In addition, Kumbor is home to several sacramental monuments.
The Church of St. Bogorodica was built in the 18th century by Marko Milinović and its iconostasis is the work of artist Nikola Aspioti. The Church of St. Nedjelja was also built in the 18th century but it was converted into a Catholic Church by the Venetians and it still stands today. The Church of St. Nikola was built in 1826 and the Church of St. Vasilije Ostroški was sanctified in 1919—this church was badly damaged by an earthquake in 1979.

The gulf around Kumbor is often mistaken as a fjord but it is in fact a river bed flowing from the Kotor and Risan sides that sank when the sea level rose about ten-thousand years ago. The gulf outside Kumbor is a series of four bays penetrating 25 kilometers inland. Sailing in from the open sea, the first sight sight is the Bay at Herceg Novi under the shadow of Mount Orijen, followed by Kumbor Strait into the Tivat Bay.

Today, Kumbor is working on expanding its tourist capacities by building family hotels and apartments along the promenade, just a few steps from the beach—however, the beach currently lacks a harbor for larger sailing boats. Kumbor does have plenty of piers for smaller fishing boats since the village was once for anglers. Fishermen still abound here making the morning fish markets perfect for travelers staying in Kumbor or in other surrounding towns.

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