walls snaking up the surrounding slopes, Kotor is one of the most popular
destinations in Montenegro, famed for its charming, UNESCO-protected Old Town
with museums, churches, cafe-strewn squares, Venetian era palaces and picturesque
Tivat Airport is only 5 kilometres away, with regular flights to Belgrade, Moscow, Paris and London and dozens of charter flights to various destinations during the summer season. Kotor is connected to the Adriatic Highway and the rest of the coast and inland Montenegro by the Vrmac Tunnel.
There are no sandy beaches in Kotor, but there are plenty of spots to take a dip along the seaside promenade, as well as in nearby Perast and Tivat.
Kotor offers a host of leisure activities that include climbing up the meandering Upper Town Walls for an excellent view of Kotor and the bay from the Church of Our Lady of Health and St. John’s fortress (1350 steps that stretch some 4.5 km directly above the Old Town), paragliding from the top of the high surrounding cliffs, hiking to Krstac, where the path leads to a small waterfall with crystal-clear water, past mountain goats, up rocky switchbacks with commanding views over the bay, and through a dense forest.
Things to do in Kotor
Kotor’s cultural offering includes St. Tryphon’s Cathedral (11th century), an impressive Romanesque-Gothic edifice that holds the remains of St. Tryphon, the patron saint of Kotor, St. Nicolas Church, the largest Orthodox church in the Old Town, the Maritime Museum showcasing the rich naval history of Kotor, housed in the baroque-style Grgurin Palace, as well as the islands of Our Lady of the Rock (Gospa od Skrpjela) and St. George (Sveti Djordje), both situated across the bay from Perast.
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