Cobblestone streets, adorable buildings with rustic facades, cute cafes with their tables spilling onto the squares, cats snoozing in shop fronts, rugged mountains looming over us from either side of the bay and the soft sound of the church bells chiming….Kotor was the biggest surprise for me on my Montenegrin adventure and I LOVED it!
Nestled at the foot of the mountains on the sea front is where you’ll find the walled Old Town of Kotor, which lies at the southern end of Boka Bay. As soon as I stepped through the gate and looked up at the crooked clock tower, I fell in love with this beautiful coastal town which was named a cultural world heritage site in 1979 by UNESCO …
Our hotel, Palazzo Drusko, was located in the very heart of the old town so a great location for exploring the narrow streets. We spent 2 days in Kotor which I feel like was the perfect amount of time there. The two main attractions of the area are the nearby town of Perast and Our Lady of the Rocks and the hike up the ancient city walls to the Castle of St John, which are 4.5km long and made up of 1350 steps. (we loved it so much, we did it twice!)
During out time in Kotor we also went on a half day trip to Rijeka Crnojevica at Skadar Lake National Park. I throughly recommend 360 Monte for tours, their guides were amazing and full of information.