Risan is the oldest settlement in the Boka Bay. Local tradition says that the Illyrian queen Teuta came here to find her rescue before the onslaught of the Romans. Risan is the home of the mosaics originating from the Roman period - the 2nd and 3rd century AD. God Hypnos is presented in the middle of the mosaic which is the only figure of that deity on the east coast of the Adriatic.
Risan is one of the largest archaeological sites in our country, especially its part standing just opposite from the hotel “Teuta”, called Carine. Risan also hosts the church of St. Peter and Paul from the 18th century. Near Risan there is the Monastery Banja built in the early 18th century, with a rich collection of icons made by painter of the Risan Icon Painting School Dimitrijević – Rafailović. Not far from Risan there is place called Lipci known for its prehistoric drawings on the rock which show a deer in motion and are alined from left to the right.