Kotor is a coastal town in Montenegro and is located in a fairly secluded spot on the Gulf of Kotor. Located next to Croatia, it is very picturesque with its hilly landscape, surrounding mountains, overhanging limestone cliffs and impressive historical architecture, Kotor will certainly not disappoint the discerning traveler.
In fact, in recent years, Kotor has seen an increase in tourists, many of them coming by cruise ships. These visitors are attracted by the natural environment of the Gulf of Kotor and by the old town of Kotor, which is part of the World Heritage site known as the Natural and Culturo-Historical Region of the area.
With pleasant temperatures that drop to only 54 in the winter and average 85 in the summer, this has led to lush surroundings and amazing foliage. Just another reason to visit, and maybe do some outdoor hiking and biking.
One of the best features of Kotor is the well preserved medieval old towns in the Adriatic, which was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here you can see the Cathedral of Saint Tryphon, built in 1166 as well as the ancient walls that stretch for over 3 miles directly above the city itself.
Today, Kotor is widely diverse since many of its inhabitants are descendants of the multiple conquering nations. With a beautiful, hilly landscape, right on the water, and surrounded by mountains, its no wonder it is quickly becoming a tourist destination. It has a stunning atmosphere and ambiance.
Whether you come for the architecture, water activities, atmosphere, ambiance, culture, or outdoor sports such as hiking and biking, there is much to see and do in Kotor. Most travelers prefer to use excursions to help them see the specific sights they are interested in. Led by professional, and knowledgeable guides, excursions are informative, safe, and fun.
We just know you'll enjoy your visit to this, as yet, untainted destination. You'll be able to enjoy the city before the tourism really kicks in and see it for its natural beauty, enjoy.
Fun Fact: After heavy rains, the famous waterfall of Sopot spring at Risan appear.