If you are looking to spend your holidays in the Mediterranean, then Kotor will be the best place for you. It is because not only here you can enjoy the best sailing holidays, but you will also be able to enjoy the Adriatic cruises. Apart from the luxury cruising, Kotor has a lot to offer that we have discussed below.
Having a total population of about 13500 people, this is a great tourism spot that can provide you with a great cursing experience because there are a lot of surrounding places that you can visit on your private charter or small cruise ship.
Other than this, the natural beauty of this place is exceptional. Additionally, there are some amazingly crafted historical places and buildings that are worth spending your time with. some amazing things that you will be able to see here are elaborated below.
Waterfalls and springs
One of the main attractions here is the waterfall of Sopot. This is the waterfall that is present at Risan that usually springs after heavy rains and provides exceptionally beautiful views. Other than this, there are some famous springs of Skurda and Lovcen.
One of the world’s finest harbors
The geographical location of this place makes it amazing because the whole place comprises smaller board bays. All of the bays are united by the narrow channels. As these narrow channels are united, they form a harbor that is known as one of the finest harbors of the whole of Europe.
While you are on your trip to Kotor, there are some places that you must visit as none of these should be missed. Here are some of them.
Saint Nicholas church
This is the place that will not only tell you a lot about the religious matters of the area, but it will also express a lot about the historical values of the town. The church not only has a very attractive exterior, but it also has an artistic feel to its interior. The outside of the church has bell towers with black domes.
Apart from this church, another church is next to it. This also has a great presence with a souvenir stall inside which is also a great attraction for the tourists.
Out of the only 2 catholic cathedrals in Montenegro, this is one. It is also one of the most famous places in Kotor. The cathedral was built in the honor of Saint Tryphon who was the patron saint of Kotor. This place has amazing architecture from the inside and the outside as well.
Kotor Old Town
One of the most important things to visit in Kotor is the old town. This is a place that you have to visit on foot to get the full experience of the place. Although you can take as much as you want to explore this place, sometimes you might be short on time so you will have to cover this place in 60 to 90 minutes in total.
There are 3 main gates to enter the old town of Kotor that will help you to explore this place. However, most of the people take the Sea gate. If you also take this gate, after walking for some time, you will be able to see one of the most famous historical things of Kotor that is the main clock tower.
Other than this, you can also explore a lot about the history of Kotor while visiting the old town.
Some of the best restaurants that can make your tout even better are discussed below.
This is a place that offers the people to select their meat and the meat will be prepared and cooked right in front of them. This ensures that everything you get will be fresh and flavorful. With a lot of locals and tourists coming here for their meals, this is simply one of the best restaurants in Kotor.
Grill Pizzeria Bucko.
If you are looking to get Pizza, Sandwiches, or BBQ for your meal then this might be the best place for you. It is because of their exclusively prepared items with the traditional spices.
As Kotor is a place with a harbor, you must get in a mood of eating fish sometimes. If this is the case, then this will be the right choice because their serving of Fish is exceptional. Other than this, this place can also provide you with some amazing views.
If you are looking to gather a lot of memories from your trip, then sightseeing will not be the option for you. Here are some activities that you must do in Kotor.
A hike to Kotor Fortress.
One very enticing thing to do in Kotor is to hike to Saint John’s Fortress. It is also known as the Castle of San Giovanni. A total of 1355 steps, providing mesmerizing scenes of Bay of Kotor. Through the halfway, you will be able to have a view of the Church of Our Lady of Remedy.
This hike is preferred in the morning for better picture results. It takes about 40-45 minutes to reach the top and for the ones stopping continuously for taking pictures, it takes about 2 hours. An alternative known as the Adder of Kotor is available. If this is not zealous enough for you, you can cycle the mountain too.
Do not miss the Farmer market.
If you are hungry or looking for a snack, then Kotor Farmer’s market is there. As from the name, one would expect it to only have vegetables and fruits but you can also find local fruit vines, dried figs, olives, fish, cheese, etc. it is located under a section of the Old city wall. Timings are from 0700 hrs. to 1400 hrs.
Visit the old City Walls.C
One of the fascinating experiences is to look down from the Bay of Kotor from Kotor Fortress. The walls of the mountains at night when they are lit up are so mesmerizing to look at.
The waterfront area which is located outside the Gurdic Bastion is the best spot for viewing the light-up city walls. Galion restaurant is reached if the parking lot is followed after exiting the gate. The restaurant’s patio has the most amazing view in town.
This was all about Kotor Montenegro. We hope that you will be able to know everything interesting in this place by now. But the real worth is not in knowing as it lies in visiting the place.
With a lot of amazing places to visit, things to do, and foods to try, you might be aware that this is not a travel destination that you can explore in a matter of hours. So, why not book a trip with us if you want some luxury cruising experience of Kotor.
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