Kotor Travel Guide

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Kotor Highlights

  • Pro
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    DPando says…

     Excellent landscapes, old town, the fortress.. euros 

  • Con
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     cruise ships 

  • In a nutshell
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     Unimaginable Scenery In A Hidden Corner Of Europe 

Kotor Things to Do

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  • The Beach

    Surprisingly for a seaside town, surrounded on all sides by one of the world's most beautiful bays, there isn't much beachfront. What little there is can be found north of the old town, packed with sun seekers and all the supporting paraphernalia, like bars, restaurants and ice-cream sellers. Every day you see tanned people trekking from the beach...

  • Maritime Museum

    If the museum was 1 euro as the Lonely Planet guide suggested, it would be an ok way to waste an hour if you had too much time in Kotor. At 4 euros, the actual price, it was a total rip-off. Kotor's fascinating maritime history is presented in a series of dull photographs, paintings, and exhibits. The visit was voiced over by a stumbling Australian...

  • Church of St. Luke

    A tiny old Orthodox church sits in the St. Luke's Square. It is dwarfed by the buildings around it, and especially by the newer Orthodox Church of St. Nicholas nearby. It's so old it seems as if the old town sprung up around it, as if once upon a time it stood here surrounded only by grass and water, and not by thick stone walls. And this is quite...


Kotor Hotels

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Kotor Restaurants

  • Piazza Restaurant

    Very nice sandwiches, and apparently the best pizza in town according to the ever unreliable LP. Service was perfunctory, and messed up our order slightly. Coffee was so-so. The most interesting part of the visit was the dreadlocked family on the next table, and their son's pet rat. In the restaurant. I'm all for alternative lifestyles, even ones...

  • Run For the Hills

    The fish dishes at Bastion will make you want to run for the hills and never see the sea again. I can only assume our hostel got a cut of the profits from our meal- otherwise I have no idea why they sent us here. Nobody in my dining party enjoyed their seafood dishes, with the "Bastion Special" being particularly, exceptionally bad, and my...

  • Pizzas and Pastas

    My meal at City Bar Kotor almost ended in tragedy. See, a young American girl found herself locked in the restaurant bathroom. I tried to help her with the door but could not. The other women in line also tried, to no avail. Restaurant staff, when informed, completely ignored us. The girl's father, when informed, didn't care and went back to eating...


Kotor Nightlife

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  • nightlife

    all kinds of music ...all over the town.For example Portabello (dance) or scorpio (rock) play there music load so the people can party outside ... whatever ... but many (girls) dress up (sexy).


    we were there on saturday night full of people till 4.00 am some local guys told us that the best period for the foreign is from middle of july to end of august (also for the others things) pop - commercial music in tecno version. entrance 2 euro drink normal prices.i think the best place in boka kotorska bay because in a lot of others disco we...


    we were there on saturday in the beginning of july the disco was full till 4.00 am a lot of locals guy. in fact all told me that the best period to visit boka kotorska bay is from middle of july to end of august. we think this disco is the best in the area because all others we visited were with national local music, very strange for the foreign...


Kotor Transportation

  • Bus from Kotor to Split

    A morning bus on Wednesday, Saturday and Monday travels between Ulcinj and Split.Kotor - Split07:10 - 13:50Split - Kotor16:00 - 22:35Bus company: PanoramaBus

  • Kotor to Bosnia

    It's a long bus ride from Kotor to Mostar, Bosnia, but those not averse to border crossings can take the daily 14:45 bus which passes through about seven different passport controls as the road veers between Montenegro, Croatia and Bosnia. Yup, they check your passport when you leave Montenegro, enter Croatia, leave Croatia, enter Bosnia, leave...

  • From Dubrovnik

    Having scoured the internet for bus times and given up, I came to Dubrovnik bus station with crossed fingers. A link I was directed to, and wishfully ignored due to the scarcity of buses, turns out to be correct. There are only a handful of buses to Kotor a day, and we only managed to get a morning one because the 10:00 was late by an hour and a...


Kotor Shopping

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  • Market

    Great Market by the side of the port on the City Wall, Sold lots of Fish Fruits and Meat, Some really lovely cured hams and smoked cheeses!

  • Local Wines

    Excellent wines of Montenegro by Plantaze winery can be purchased very cheaply at a supermarket!I tried:Perla Nera, red wineKrstac, white wine - unique quality that can only be found in Montenegro 3-5 euro

  • sve i svja

    In kotor you can find just about anything! The old town is crowded with little shops on every corner, and just outside the gates of the entrance to the old town, there is a market. The variety of goods is vast, and so are the prices. It depends of the place and stuff you're buying. But you don't have to worry, as all your needs will be supplied!My...


Kotor Local Customs

  • The local Theatre

    This is the local theatre of Kotor, it seems to be just by the old city, I couldn’t find any additional information of it and the text on the building is in Serbian code that I cannot read ;-)

  • Local bike.

    I found this bike inside Kotor and I liked it a lot. I would like to have my own. I wanted to show all other interested people how a bike in Kotor can look like. It is a perfect party-bike or to bring your children to places, when they are quite small at least. Or if you have a drunk friend and he/she cannot get home, put him/her in the front and...

  • The Local Brew!

    The beer of choice in Montenegro is one brewed in central Montenegro in the town of Niksic. The beer comes in several varieties, with Niksicko Pivo and Nik Gold the most popular. The difference between the two is supposedly that the 'gold' is export quality...but I didn't really notice a huge difference myself expecpt that the 'gold' can be more...


Kotor Warnings and Dangers

  • Noise

    The old town is a party zone. If you get a hotel in the centre you can expect the noise to continue until well after midnight. Even in hotels outside the city walls, the noise can drift across the rooftops into your room and keep you from a good night's sleep. If you are a light sleeper stay outside of the old town and bring some earplugs.

  • Safe

    I didn't sense or see any trouble in Kotor's old town, although I did spy some scruffy children begging and watching the bags of restaurant goers outside the Astoria hotel. I guess there is some petty crime, but it didn't make me nervous at all to be walking about the town at any hour.

  • Watch out when go to the fortress.

    It is not as safe as you think. Just be careful and take it easy. There are many difficult and dangerous places to enter this fortress. But it is worth it when you get to the top and have the view over the city and the water. LOVELY!


Kotor Tourist Traps

  • Tourists

    Kotor old town is a tourist place, most businesses are meant for the tourist and there will be plenty of tourist there anyway, so don’t get annoyed by this. It is still not as crowded is the big European cities and you can enjoy your time in relax matter.

  • Ali Baba: this place definitely has 40...

    Ali Baba is a bar on the bay about 10-15 minutes walk outside the old town in the suburb of Dobrota. It's a very cool place - island themed with undercover decks, hammocks, sunbathing chairs and the water right in front of you.....shame they try to rip you off once they realise you're a tourist!Myself and two Brits got ripped off four times in the...

  • Taxi drivers

    Once you get off the bus.. there are two options.. if you have booked your hostel in advance maybe they will pick you up from there... my case wasnt that.. so i took a taxi in order to find a place, once we get there (family house) he charged me around 15 euros for 2or 3 kms .. a little bit more expensive than the most trendy cities in western...


Kotor What to Pack

  • Bradt Montenegro

    OK, I didn't really like this book. I don't rely heavily on guide books anyway but I do use them a lot when planning a trip and to get background information on the history of a place. The Bradt guide does well in giving background information and history of Montenegro and its towns and cities in general but the detail on what to see and do is a...

  • Lonely Planet - Eastern Europe

    I'm a lonely planet fan. I find the lonely planet series of books the most informative and easy to use guide book out there and their Eastern Europe guide is my Bible when travelling around this part of Europe. The Eastern Europe book doesn't have the detail you would expect from individual country guides but is a handy book to bring with you if...

  • Baby wipes and hand sanitizers!

    Baby wipes and hand sanitizers! During the summer season, Kotor runs out of water a lot and you might not get to shower every day-if you don't know the water schedule! 35 mm film is ridiculously expensive there. So bring plenty with you. And I mean plenty! Between festivals, carnivals, museums, beautiful beaches and incredible sightseeing, you...


Kotor Off The Beaten Path

  • Get lost in the small streets in the old...

    You don’t need to search much or explore too far, you only need to hang around freely in the old city and check also the very small street, as it is so small city you can actually get lost and find your way back, no risk of not finding your way back what’s so ever :)

  • Grubonja Palace

    If you going to San Giovanni fortress,pass the beautiful arch Grubonja Palaceand alley.History arch of built in emblem of the old Kotor pharmacy established in 1326.

  • Lovcen

    Lovcen is beautiful mountain and National Park which is covering 6.400 ha. Mount Lovcen has two peaks – Stirnovik at 1.749 m and – Jezerski at 1.657 m. The fastest way to come on Lovcen is from Kotor. The road from Kotor is made up of a series of serpentines but the view is great. When you come in Lovcen park (in summertime) there must be paid a...


Kotor Sports & Outdoors

  • Tennis

    Kotor's Hotel Fjord has tennis courts which can be used by anybody (if payed of course...lol). There are possibilities for evening play since the lightning can be provided. My advice would be to book in advance. Everything needed can be hired.

  • Rowing paradize

    Kotor bay is considered to be one of the best spots for rowing in the calm waters. Suraunded by the hills this part of the sea is almoust without the waves wich is perfect for this sport. Hungarian state rowing representation come here every year to train. You must have your own equipment since there is no place to hire it at the moment.

  • Everything is possible!

    In Kotor you can do everything: hiking, trekking, mountain climbing, swimming, sailing, windsurf, diving, scuba diving, waterpolo, volleyball, beach volley, basketball, canoeing, rowing, sky diving, bungee jumping, fishing and so much more! Simply, whatever your heart desires!!! Depends on the sports you practice of course! :)


Kotor Favorites

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  • The Clock Tower

    The Clock Tower is one of the symbols of Kotor.The Clock Tower was partly built in the Baroque style while the northern and eastern façade is in the Gothic style. Its located on the central place in the square opposite the main gate.

  • The Boka Kotorska Bay

    The Boka Kotorska Bay is one of the most beautiful bays in the whole world with its amazing terrain and relief, indented shoreline, great contrasts, favourable climate. This area is famous for diverse cultural monuments primarily sacral ones, architecture, museums, galleries, etc. Boka Kotorska is divided into three rivieras: Herceg Novi, Tivat...

  • The Flag of Montenegro

    The Flag of Montenegro was adopted in 2004 and henceforth is one of the "youngest" flags and national symbols in Europe. The flag of Montenegro is red, with the coat of arms in the middle, and golden borders. The coast of arms a two headed Eagle includes a Venetian Lion in the center.


Top 10 Coastal Drives: Kotor

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An unexpectedly popular suggestion by many VirtualTourist members was Montenegro, specifically the drive from Kotor to Sveti Stephan. This route, which starts through Montenegro countryside, eventually travels south along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea past the popular resort town of Budva to Sveti Stephan. From the shoreline, the islet of Sveti Stephan juts out resembling Ischia's Ponte Aragonese and making it a fantastic stop for photographs. If you'd rather not make the trek south, members also suggested following E65 along the Bay of Kotor – it's only a 24 mile (37 km) round trip along this scenic route from Kotor to Risan.

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