Ah, Kotor. Somehow this tiny little town in a country I couldn’t place on a map a year ago has popped up again and again as travel bloggers I follow visit. Based on little more than a photograph I saw last summer, I googled ‘How to get to from Belgrade to Kotor,’ learned about the Belgrade to Bar train and planned the rest of this trip around it. Did Kotor live up to it all? Yep! Cheap (and delicious) food, friendly people and spectacular views. There’s not a lot of secrets left to tell in Kotor, everyone seems to write about Kotor now. Avoid the cruise crowds midday, bring water when you hike up the town walls and eat a lot. Maybe it was just because I’ve been living in the most land-locked country in the world for the past year but man, the food here was excellent. I don’t have anything else to say but I took a lot of photos, here ya go!
Arriving at the ocean finally, after a year in KG. All I wanted was seafood.
Kotor is filled with small, quiet, cobblestone streets
As you climb the town walls, you pass fruit trees at first
The view of Kotor Bay is amazing from halfway up, better even than from the top I’d say
This is the hill you come down as you enter Kotor by car from Podgorica
As you climb the town walls, keep a look out for small hidden areas such as this
Taylor at one of the many viewpoints on the way up
On the way up the wall there are a LOT of stairs
The view from the top of the town walls isn’t so bad!
St John’s Fortress at the top of the Town Walls
The interior of the fort at the top of the walls
Posing at the top
The Church of Our Lady of Health halfway up the town walls
Looking down at the some of the Town Wall switchbacks
The streets of Kotor are lined with tiny cafes
The walls by the East town entrance
This square in Kotor isn’t busy now but when the cruise ship traffic shows up, watch out
Kotor Harbor boats under dark skies
Toasting on a rooftop bar in Kotor. Yep.
The streets of Kotor at night are usually quiet and empty