KOTOR BAY MONTENEGRO
Kotor Bay One Day Trip
Come experience with us the breathtaking Kotor bay, in Montenegro, an UNESCO-protected site, and one of Montenegro’s richest cultural places with an impressive landscape.
Discover Kotor, one of the best preserved walled-in cities in the Adriatic, famous for its trading past, numerous orthodox churches and a beautiful cathedral!
Visit the baroque city of Perast and take a boat ride to one of its islands: Our Lady of the rocks! Learn about the faith of the locals and the traditions of this region as you visit the island’s church and museum.
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Kotor Medieval walled city
Perast and Our Lady of the Rocks boat tour
Kotor Bay panoramic views
Best Time To Visit
The region is amazing in any season! But, from spring to autumn the region is more lively, with all the bars and restaurants open, and street festivals happening. Be aware that during the summer the region is crowded with tourists and delays at the Croatian border are to be expected.
Where Are You?
The Bay of Kotor can be reached from several cities, the most popular being Budva, Podgorica or Dubrovnik! If you are coming from Dubrovnik, for example, we can also add a visit to Budva.
If you are in any other city and would like to visit this attraction, talk to us about your itinerary and we can suggest the best options for you to enjoy your time!
More About Kotor Bay Tailored Tour
This unique tour starts in the morning when we pick you up at your accommodation at a time chosen by you. The drive takes place in a comfortable car or minivan with a driver/guide in English or another language of your choice, always ready to give you lots of interesting information about the country, people, culture, etc.
We will start by visiting Kotor, the biggest and most important city in the bay. We will tour the old city with a local guide and discover its many churches and alleys.
Later we will continue to Perast, a small city 12 kms from Kotor, where we will take a boat ride to the famous island of Our Lady of the Rocks. We will visit the island’s church and museum and learn about the local traditions.
At the end of the tour, you can choose between returning to your accommodation or heading to one of the local restaurants for a taste of the local food and award winning wines!
Good To Know
Make sure to bring your camera so you can document the beauty of this area
Currency in Montenegro is Euro, even though the country is not a part of EU. Make sure you have some cash with you as credit cards are not always accepted
The border with Croatia is frequently crowed. Be prepared and be patient!
About Kotor Bay, Montenegro
The Kotor bay area is undoubtedly Montenegro’s most popular spot and it is well justified, as it is the perfect combination of history and nature!
Its 107.3 km of shoreline, surrounded by the Dinaric Alps and populated with small medieval cities is pure charm!
Kotor Bay has been on the UNESCO list since 1979 under Natural and Cultural-Historical Region of Kotor. Its numerous Orthodox and Catholic churches and monasteries make it a major pilgrimage site.
The bay has been inhabited since antiquity. Slavs, Serbs, Romans, Ottomans, Venetians, Italians and Austrian-Hungarians have ruled Montenegro’s territory through centuries leaving a mark of war and instability in the region.
Kotor, Risan, Tivat, Perast, Prčanj and Herceg Novi are the 6 well-preserved medieval towns in the bay. Commonly known as a fjord, the Kotor bay is in reality a ria – submerged river canyon. The bay is about 28 km long with a shoreline extending around 100 km, and it is surrounded by the Dinaric Alps
Kotor is a secluded part of the Gulf of Kotor. The city has a population of 13,510 and is surrounded by 4.5 km of fortifications and walls built during the Venetian period. Kotor is famous for its churches, the most popular being the Cathedral of Saint Tryphon, built in 1166. The city is a part of the World Heritage Site as part of Venetian Works of Defense between 15th and 17th centuries.
Kotor has a humid subtropical climate, with average temperatures ranging from 10°C to 20°C It is one of the wettest places in Europe, with frequent thunderstorms in the autumn but with a very dry summer and frequent risk of forest fires. Two wind systems rule in the region: Bora and Jugo. Bora can reach 250 km/h and can cool the air temperature within hours. Jugo is a warm humid wind and brings with it rain.
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