Kotor is a coastal town in Montenegro. It is located in a most secluded part of Gulf of Kotor. Kotor is an old Mediterranean port and major tourist destination. It has one of the best preserved medieval old towns in the Adriatic, listed with UNESCO world heritage sites.
This small medieval town on the beautiful Kotor Bay is both charming and seductive. Narrow streets, contiguous houses, bulwarks, churches, cathedrals, squares, carnivals and feasts, create an environment that one cannot resist.
Kotor has numerous other sights, such as Cathedral of Saint Tryphon in the old town (built in 1166), and ancient walls which stretch 4,5 km directly above the city. Sveti Đorđe and Gospa od Škrpijela islets off the coast of Perast are also among more popular destinations in Kotor vicinity.
Things to See & Do
* Cathdral of Saint Tryphon
* City walls
* Sveti Đorđe and Gospa od Škrpijela islets
* Beaches on the Budva Riviera
* Old town area
Cruise Season – Feb to Dec
Currency – Euro
Language – Serbian
Land Area – 335 km²
Population – 25,000 approx.
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time – GMT/UTC plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code – + 382
Port Location – The port is located in the downtown area of Kotor.
Travel Links – Tivat Airport is 5 km away, and there are regular flights to Belgrade and Zürich, and dozens of charter planes land daily on Tivat airport during the summer season.
Podgorica Airport is 65 km away, and it has regular flights to major European destinations throughout the year.
Dubrovnik airport in Croatia is 73km away from Kotor, and mantains flights to many European destinations throughout the year, providing a good alternative to the Montenegrin airports. It is possible to hire a taxi from the airport and drive over the border, for around 50 euros.
Kotor is fairly well connected with neighbouring countries by bus. Almost all buses that go from Budva on to Herceg Novi go around the bay instead of taking the ferry, thus going through Kotor.
Buses leave almost hourly for Podgorica. There is now also a daily bus to Dubrovnik.