Kotor is a very small coastal town in Montenegro, located in a fjord along the Adriatic coast, in the most secluded cove of Boka Kotorska bay. It was founded in ancient Roman times and was ruled by several empires over time. At the end of the 14th century it was briefly independent. In 1420 it accepted Venetian rule to avoid being conquered by the Ottomans. Most of the current structures date back to the Venetian period (1420-1797). Since 2006 it is part of independent Montenegro.
Kotor is a major tourist hotspot along the Adriatic coast, due to its picturesque location in a deep fjord and well preserved Venetian era architecture. City walls extending to the mountains above Kotor surround the city. Within the city walls there are a number of churches. Many tourists visit Kotor arriving in cruise ships. Kotor has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 2017.
How to get to Kotor
It is possible to reach Kotor by car, bus, plane (Tivat airport being the closest one) and ship or ferry.
Being a major tourist centre, Kotor has plenty of hotels, pensions and other Accommodation, easily bookable via online portals.
01 Venetian fortifications 02 Kotor harbour 03 Kotor harbour 04 Fortification tower 05 Venetian city wall
06 Kotor harbour 07 City walls 08 Venetian fortifications
09 Venetian fortifications 10 Main gate to old town 11 Clock tower 12 The Arms square
13 Narrow alley 14 St Tryphon cathedral 15 St Tryphon cathedral 16 St Tryphon cathedral 17 Wooden window blinds 18 Venetian fortifications
19 Kotor bay and harbour 20 Venetian fortifications 21 Historic core 22 City walls
23 City walls 24 Souvenir shop 25 Souvenir shop 26 St Nicholas church interior 27 St Nicholas church interior 28 St Nicholas church interior
29 Medieval church 30 Medieval church 31 St Nicholas Serbian Orthodox church 32 City square 33 Kotor
34 Kotor bay 35 Kotor bay
36 Kotor
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