Montenegro - Kotor

We went on a one-day tour from Croatia to Kotor in Montenegro. It so happens, the country of Bosnia has a very narrow strip of land bordering the Adriatic Sea. Thus, we had to pass two international borders in each direction of travel.


Kotor is a fortified town on Montenegro’s Adriatic coast, in Bay of Kotor near the limestone cliffs of Mt. Lovćen. Characterized by winding and narrow streets and squares, the medieval old town has several Romanesque churches, including Kotor Cathedral. It's also home to the Maritime Museum, which explores local seafaring history.


The whole of Kotor is surrounded by fortifications built during the Venetian period. The fortification include defensive walls that climb high up the very steep cliffs.

The town is located on the Bay of Kotor, one of the most indented parts of the Adriatic Sea. Some have called it the southernmost fjord in Europe. Together with the nearly overhanging limestone cliffs, Kotor and its surrounding area form an impressive landscape.


At the end of the day, we went on a small boat to Our Lady of the Rocks, a small church occupying the whole tiny island of Perast.