My cousin Azra recently visited the old seaside town Kotor. I lent her my camera so she could take some good quality images there (she also has the photography bug), and bring them back to me. After editing them, I chose a couple to show you in this post. I hope you will enjoy the images and stories from this quaint little town along the Adriatic Coastline in the country Montenegro. I also included a Google Map in the post so that potential visitors can easily roam the map and explore the place further. I hope this helps. Let me know if I should do this for all my travel posts.

Photos by: Azra Delic; Edited by: Mersad Donko

click on the images for a bigger view
and zoom in and out of the map to explore the region

How to get to Kotor

The first couple of images (2-4), have not been taken in Kotor, but on the way there. You can take the Adriatic motorway that will lead you to Kotor (via a ferry), or take a tour around the bay and stray from the usual path to explore the region further. The town in these images is called Perast, and just like Kotor, it is small and picturesque. Upon entering Montenegro be prepared to pay a one-way road toll in the sum of 3 Euro (which you will also have to pay when you exit the country). The roads are ok, but nothing to write home about. The ferry departs regularly from Lepetane and arrives in Kamenari. Tivat Airport is 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) away, and there are regular flights to Belgrade, Moscow and Paris and dozens of charter planes land daily on Tivat airport during the summer season.

About Kotor

Kotor has been fortified since the early Middle Ages, when Emperor Justinian built a fortress above the city in 535. The old Mediterranean port of Kotor is surrounded by fortifications built during the Venetian period. Kotor has one of the best preserved medieval old towns in the Adriatic and is a UNESCO world heritage site.

Kotor is home to numerous sights, such as the Cathedral of Saint Tryphon in the old town (built in 1166), and the ancient walls which stretch for 4.5 km (3 mi) directly above the city.

In recent years, Kotor has seen a steady increase in tourists, many of them coming by cruise ship. Visitors are attracted both by the natural beauty of the Gulf of Kotor and by the old town of Kotor.

The Old City

The outer walls, even though impressive by themselves, don't look like they hold much inside. But you would be wrong in that assumption. Once you enter the old town, through the gates, you will be welcomed to the most charming sights. From old narrow streets, corners with cafes and restaurants as well as little squares. Each corner holds something interesting, so be sure to grab a guide map at the entrance so that you can explore each part of the old town.

Kotor is definitively a place that will hold your attention, and is surely worth a daily visit if you happen to summer in Montenegro's bigger cities such as Herceg Novi or Budva, or even if you are staying in Dubrovnik, Croatia.

I hope you enjoyed these. Let me know what you think of Kotor in the comments below.


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