A picture postcard town, the Mediterranean port of Kotor is fast becoming one of Montenegro's most interesting and fascinating holiday resorts.
Nestled in the corner of Kotor Bay, this delightful resort oozes character and charm. Now holding UNESCO world heritage protection, the old town features a mighty ring of defensive walls containing a captivating labyrinth of twisting stone-paved streets leading to a selection of palaces, museums and squares. Enjoy the relaxed rhythm of life in Kotor and soak up the serenity and beauty that surrounds this delightful town.
Background to Kotor
May to October -Kotor offers a warm climate and enjoyed throughout the summer period. The shoulder months of Months May, June, September and October offer cheaper accommodation and lesser crowds. The months of July and August are hot and usually hit 30 degrees.
When to go
7 Nights from £639 pp
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Boutique Hotel Hippocampus
7 Nights from £799 pp
7 Nts from £999 pp
Type: Fly/ Coach tour
Ideal for: Exploring Montenegro’s coast and National Parks
Departure dates: Between May to Oct 2016
Visiting: Kotor, Budva, Lake Skadar National Park, Virpazar, Durmitor National Park, Biogradska Gora National Park
Breathtaking Montenegro Tour
11 Nts from £1499 pp
Type: Fly/ Coach tour
Ideal for: Visiting the many historical gems in Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia & Montenegro
Departure dates: Between Apr to Oct 2016
Visiting: Zagreb, Belgrade, Sarajevo, Mostar, Budva, Kotor and Dubrovnik
Timeless Beauty of the Balkans Tour
12 Nts from £2095 pp
Slovenia, Croatia & Montenegro Tour by Rail
Type: Rail/ Coach/ Fly tour
Ideal for: Visiting many of Croatia’s, Slovenia and Montenegro’s highlights
Departure dates: Between May to Jun 2016
Visiting: Lake Bled, Ljubljana, Zagreb, Plitvice Lakes, Split, Dubrovnik, Kotor
Things to do in Kotor
Climb the fortress walls: To fully appreciate the beauty of Kotor and its bay, take a stroll along up the meandering 15th century fortress walls, set against the glittering backdrop of the Mediterranean. You’ll be rewarded with phenomenal views of the bay and its surrounding mountains taking in along the way a church, fortress and castle. Avoid the warm summer temperatures by starting early in the day or just before dusk. The round trip should take around two hours and you must remember to take some water and your camera!
Background to Kotor: Located in one of the most breath-taking parts of Montenegro, the charming, historic town of Kotor is graced by a tranquil setting of mountains, water and lush vegetation - the perfect recipe for visitors to explore and relax. Nestled at the head of Southern Europe’s deepest fjord, Kotor is completely enclosed within thick stone walls. The Old town retains its historically strong Venetian influence and the maze of charming streets and delightfully names squares, reflect the various trades and crafts that were once practised here.
Perast: A little further along the bay is the one the Balkan’s highlights: the beautifully sited town of Perast and a perfect destination for an afternoon jaunt. Once a maritime hub, it retains the spirit and splendour of the past. Within this little corner of the bay, visitors can appreciate the Venetian Gothic architecture that runs along the waterside and take a trip to the iconic Lady of our Rocks, a tiny man-made island famous for its maritime legend.
Explore the Old Town: The densely packed old town boasts UNESCO World Heritage protection for the array of historical buildings. Accessed through one of the three gates, the labyrinth of streets contain a wealth of cultural wonders. Finding them is half the fun as Kotor has no street names! One of the highlights is St Tryphon’s Cathedral, Kotor’s most important ecclesiastical building, originally dating back to 1106. Kotor’s other cultural highlights include the Drago Palace, the imposing clock tower, St Nikola Church and the maritime museum - all waiting to be explored.
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