Are you planning a new holiday? If you are then here are 6 reasons why you should visit Kotor, Montenegro as your next Holiday destination. Although there are several great holiday destinations in Europe, you will have a unique experience like no other when you visit Kotor, Montenegro.
1. Breathtakingly beautiful scenery
If you are looking to sit back and enjoy the beautiful scenery, then Kotor is the place to visit. Kotor is a small town nestled between mountains that looks over the beautiful bay of Kotor and it’s small winding streets.
2. Very friendly locals
It’s the sort of place that will feel like home. The locals are very friendly and helpful. You are sure to have a great experience. There are lots of things to do and see, you can visit various museums. We’ve written a mini guide to guide your holiday travels to Kotor.
3. It’s easy to get there
It’s quite easy to get there. The easiest way to get to Kotor Montenegro is to fly in to Podgorica airport and then take a taxi to Kotor. If you are feeling adventerious, you can take the scenic route via E65 and E65/E80 and drive along the beautiful coastline. Alternately, you can also take a bus ride from Dubrovnik, Croatia which has great views by the way.which is roughly 92km.
4. Medieval old town
It’s a medieval old town with traditional roots. It was originally founded by the Romans and in the 10th century it was an autonomous city ruled by Byzantium. It was a free city of medieval Serbia from 1186 to 1371.
A lot of Kotor’s medieval buildings remain, you can see the city wall and the fortification which spans around 4.5km. It’s also got many historic buildings, the most famous one being the St. Tryphon Cathedral, Church of St. Luke. Another interesting fact is that it is one of the oldest towns in Montenegro, and after an earthquake in 1979, it was declared a USECO world heritage site.
5. You can visit nearby towns from Kotor
Kotor is uniquely located pleasant town in Montenegro and it has the most amazing scenery and the wonderful Kotor bay. If you are feeling adventurous, there are numerous things nearby Kotor town that might interest you. You can visit:
Lovcen National Park
It one of the most beautiful places in Montenegro. It’s makes a great day trip from Kotor town. There are many activities available for thrill seekers like, zip-lining, quad-biking and even hiking and cycling
Durmitor National Park
This is yet another beautiful place located in the northwest Montenegro. It’s wonderful mountains & lakes are unmissable. It’s quite a bit of distance away from Kotor, so we recommend renting a car or a better option is to get a book a tour, as they will take you there and will know all the best places.
This is amazing Croatian city located about 2 hrs away from Kotor. If you haven’t been we highly recommend you check out as its old town is one of the best preserved medieval towns in the world and it’s also a UNESCO world heritage site. There are several buses that go from Kotor to Dubrovnik and you can also take book a tour of the place.
6. Explore Kotor Bay
Kotor bay has some of the most beautiful scenery you will find, and there are plenty of attractions in Kotor bay that you should definitely check out.
- Check out the Blue Caves
- Visit the Lady of the Rock
- Go to the old town
- Check out Port of Montenegro
- Take a walk on sandy beaches
All of these wonderful attractions can be experienced with a boat tour. As the boats can take you all the places to see and you won’t have to worry about visiting them yourself. You can see the various tours we offer here. Another thing you can do is rent out a boat for a few hours and explore Kotor Bay on your own time.