Kotor, a fortified town with amazing history is perhaps the most visited town in Montenegro as it attracts many day trippers from the neighbouring countries as well as cruise passengers.
The Bay of Kotor can easily be mistaken for a lake as it is surrounded by high mountains creating mesmerising scenery all year round. These mountains also protect the town like a natural fortress and help to maintain the natural beauty of the area. Kotor Old Town is characterised by the winding streets, piazzas and filled with several small Romanesque churches including the Kotor Cathedral. Along the cobbled pedestrianised streets, you will find many charming buildings, small cafes, shops and restaurants and beautiful boutique hotels where the past and present coexist in harmony.
The Maritime Museum explores the local seafaring history and is a place of interest for people visiting the charming town of Kotor. The Venetian Republic that existed in Boka Kotorska from 1420 to 1797 brought wealth, style and prosperity to the region through trade and sailing craft. Many historic buildings date back to the Venetian Era.
At night this magical city comes to life once the impressive city walls are lit up on the hills of the mountain, outlining the borders of the city, people start to come to the old town for their everyday gatherings and laughter as sound of music fills the air complementing the warm air in the balmy summer evenings. There are no beautiful beaches in Kotor, unlike Budva, due to its location, but most of the charming boutique hotels outside of the city walls have a pebbly beach or a platform to swim in the sea for their guests. This UNESCO World Heritage site is worth every visit and must be included in every visit to Montenegro to appreciate its beauty and ambience.