The legendary Sveti Stefan is a small islet on the Adriatic coast of Montenegro. It is now a 5-star franchise hotel of the international group of Aman Resorts, operating under a 30-year lease. In the 15th century, the fortified village was built to defend against the Turks and became a haven for pirates of the Adriatic. Initially, the picturesque island with its fortress had 12 families of fishers. In the 1800s, a village came to be established on the island with a population of about 400 people. Subsequent to the villagers being moved to the mainland by the Yugoslavian authorities, the island became an exclusive resort frequented by high-profile elites of the world. Between the 1960s and 1980s, the place was visited by many celebrities, including Orson Welles, Elizabeth Taylor, Sophia Loren, Arkan, Princess Margaret, Carlo Ponti, Ingemar Stenmark and Kirk Douglas. Stefi Stefan island is now accessible only to the guests of the luxury hotel and members of paid excursions. All the rest can enjoy the "island of the rich", for example, from the Sveti Stefan beach to the left of the islet. A rather close view here is absolutely free of charge — somebody even brought a chair! This photograph keeps one of the strongest memories of Montenegro with its famous 10 Montenegrin Commandments. These include, for instance, the following: "Man is born tired and lives to get a rest"; "Rest during the day, so you can sleep at night"; "If you see someone resting, help him out". Without an old wooden chair and this philosophy of carefree contemplation Montenegro just wouldn't be Montenegro!