Hidden Kotor, Montenegro

It is the most unexpected places that blow you away. I must admit that then I saw Kotor on the itinerary and googled the images I thought to myself ‘Just another cute European town with a nice view at the top.’ Kotor is so much more than just another Mediterranean destination on the Adriatic sea. Limestone cliffs that are home to mountain goats and other wildlife frame Kotor Bay. There are a few forts that unfortunately didn’t do that much to protect the city from several invasions from the usual suspects. I’m talking about The Romans, Venetians and Ottomans. In fact for a country that has had so many rulers, Montenegrins have a strong sense of what they have, that the rest of us don’t.

This would be their delicious, cheap and fresh local produce. Favourites include figs, berries, muscles and crisp wine. Lets not forget about their natural wealth of beaches, clear blue waters, rivers and fresh air. It is such a special place that many would love to visit more often.

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Climbing to the top of the fort for the view

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Local beach club

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Maritime museum entrance

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Restaurants on the water

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Local produce

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Clock tower in the main square

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Traditional boat

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Local mussels from the bay

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Pizza

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Sun and cocktails

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Swimming at a beach club

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GETTING AROUND

There are taxies to get where you need to be or if you are looking to tour around there is a hop on hop off bus to go to all the main areas. There is quite a lot to see like Roman mosaics, Perast and a few beaches and clubs like bajava. If you are staying a few days it will be better to rent a car to get around. There can also be quite a bit of traffic getting back into Kotor to factor into your planning.

PLAY

The beach clubs are a great place to unwind and relax in the hot mediterranean sun. The beds cost around 15 EUROS per day and they have staff who come and collect the fees when you sit down. More here.

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