Tourism / Montenegro / Kotor


In the depths of Boka Bay, between the sea and the mountain range, on a small triangle, surrounded by a river Shkurdoy, Mount St. Ivan and the Adriatic Sea, is a wonderful city of Kotor, famous not only for its long and dramatic history, but also marvelous conditions for relaxation.

Whose center - the Old Castle, the most prominent landmark, which is included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage sites. For one it would be enough to lure tourists from all over the world. But no: Kotor Bay - it is also the deepest natural origin fordopodobnaya bay on the Adriatic Sea. And her views because of this so spectacular and unusual that hard to believe.

As the Old Kotor was built like a maze for reasons of defense capability, there is nothing lost. In fact, even the locals get lost. It should not roll back once - and you've already permanently deviated from the target, even if constantly keep before the eyes of the map. Treat this as a raisin charming town and do not let out of sight of the Cathedral of St. Tryphon.

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A little history

In 1979, which was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List as one of the best preserved medieval cities of the Adriatic coast. In the memory of many tourists who visited here, which was not only a comfortable resort, but also as the picturesque old town with narrow streets, ancient cathedrals and red roofs. The architectural ensemble of the city was formed from the 12th to the 20th century, each of the historical periods which have left something in his his diverse and stunningly interesting architecture.

How to get to Kotor

The most convenient way to get to which is, perhaps, the air: Tivat airport is here, just 7 km. Highways E65 and E80 are modern, for it is easy to get to any of Kotor hotels, each of which is a traditional Montenegrin hospitality make for the tourists with warm, comfortable home, whatever the length of stay in the city. And there is a hotel to suit every taste: modern and luxury hotels, and authentic hotel in the old buildings and colorful apartment in the nearby villages to the city. It may seem strange, but they all have the same high rating among tourists.

From Budva (travel 25-30 minutes, fare 2-3 EUR) and other resorts on the coast of Kotor to go quite comfortable buses. Bus Station is a 5-minute walk from the old town.

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Beaches and the events that

Attracting tourists and the mild climate of the region. Usually tourists are interested in Montenegro, among other things, the beaches, which is famous Adriatic coast. But in Kotor manicured beaches, as such, no, except for a few urban, and the sea is not as clear as in other areas of the country. But there who have what it attracts a lot of people: the city is home to a variety of conventional music, theatrical, spectacular festivals such as KotorART Arts Festival, Kotor Festival of Children's Theatre, International Summer Carnival.

In addition to them in the city are constantly pageantry and vivid, memorable carnivals that attract a lot of people. A folk festivals that have long ceased to be national as well as many representatives from different countries participate in them, otherwise, they can not be as an international call.

Climate Kotor

Restaurants and shops

Numerous cafes and restaurants offer their guests and traditional Montenegrin cuisine, and dishes made with local seafood, and a menu of all, perhaps, the world. The most, perhaps, attractive in terms of restaurants street is, as, indeed, in almost any seaside town, the promenade: there alternate restaurants, cafes, nice shops where you can buy souvenirs of the visit amazingly beautiful city of Kotor. In addition, many restaurants and the old city walls.

A souvenir shop in «Catarro», which is located in the sea gates of the fortress wall, you can purchase a travel voucher and book your accommodation in the nearby Croatian city of Dubrovnik, the round trip will provide an opportunity to compare the two countries.

Entertainment, excursions and attractions Kotor

Here, narrow streets, Romanesque and Byzantine architecture: Catholic Cathedral of Saint Tryphon, the Church of St. Luke the 12th century clock tower and a fortress of the 13th century, which has won Lovchenskoy foot of the mountain...

The city whose walls completely surround the old town, leaving the sea and rising to a height of 250 meters on the hill to the fortress of St. Ivan. Some of these walls existed during the Byzantine period, the city life, but mostly they are built they are in 16-18 centuries. This fortification is unique, similar to anywhere in the world.

It is interesting for tourists and St. Tryphon Cathedral - one of the oldest monuments of Romanesque architecture in the whole Adriatic coast. It was lit in 1166 in the presence of the Byzantine governor and other important persons. Many centuries stood the cathedral, many times it destroyed cannonballs and earthquakes. It is particularly hard hit by the earthquake of 1667: both its bell tower were destroyed. In their place in the 17th century in baroque style were built new. Unfortunately, this temple, like the rest of the ancient city of Kotor, has suffered greatly from the earthquake in 1979. But to this day kept in the temple, in the ark, studded with silver, relics of St. Tryphon, miracle worker and patron of the city of Kotor. In addition, the ornate sacristy of many artistic treasures, among which a special place is occupied by an ancient two-meter crucifix, a gift of the Serbian Queen Helena.

Together with the Church of St. Luke, St. Anne's Church, St Mary's Church, Palace of the Dukes, the theater Napoleon St. Tryphon Cathedral creates a unique, unforgettable atmosphere in the town. Interesting, too, and the city market, where you can buy everything that the surrounding land is rich in fruits, vegetables, mushrooms, olives - however, it is impossible to list all simple.

Above on the bay - Perast town. Once he was a powerful stronghold of maritime piracy in general and in particular, but in the early 17th century earthquake lowered half of the city under water. Admire it is now possible only with diving or going to the only local hotel - there is the old city plans. Twelve churches of different eras reminiscent of former glory.

The oldest town in the bay - Risan. From once grasped its Roman ruins there were patrician villas with magnificent floor mosaics 1-2 centuries.

Entertainment: The Rise of Mount San Giovanni, boat trips, water polo and chess (in which the strengths of the school!). In addition, it is one of the best nightclubs in the Balkans - Maximus - highly recommended!

Beauty of Kotor

Where to stay: at one of the resorts of the Riviera Gertsegnovskoy. For example, in an old and rich in attractions Kotor, Perast tiny, picturesque Risan or modern and cheerful Tivat. Families with children and for those who wish to correct health, enjoy in the "botanical garden in Montenegro" - the resort of Herceg Novi and Igalo appendage, which is famous throughout Europe for its Institute of resort-spa treatment. Where to go: in Lovcen National Park to climb to dizzying mountain, to the tomb of Peter Njegos and honor the memory of the last of the spiritual ruler of the country; to abound with fish of all varieties of Skadar Lake or the ancient capital of Montenegro, Cetinje. In addition, it is necessary to visit the ancient fortress of Kotor and enjoy views of the Bay of Kotor, sing "talk though you're with me, Guitar seven-string ..." at the monument to Vysotsky in Podgorica and, closing his eyes on the height and steepness of trails, quietly whispering a prayer, climb to the monastery - rock monastery Ostrog. As a "foreign country" in Montenegro are very popular trip to the Italian Venice, the city of St. Nicholas of Bari and neighboring Croatia, Dubrovnik. You may also be interested in Greece, Italy, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia. See also: Weather in Montenegro today. The most popular towns and resorts of the country: Bar, Budva, Kotor, Podgorica, Petrovac.