Our final stop of the Montenegrin tour is the UNESCO heritage town of Kotor.
It is located on the Bay of Kotor (Boka Kotorska), one of the most indented parts of the Adriatic Sea and we’ve got a front row view of the bay from our teeny room!
We staying on the Dobrota Promenade, the best place to stroll and appreciate the Bay of Kotor.
The old Mediterranean port of Kotor is surrounded by fortifications built during the Venetian period.
Kotor is home to many beautiful architectural delights including The Cathedral of Saint Tryphon, (there’s a couple of pics below) one of two Roman Catholic cathedrals in Montenegro.
The April 1979 Montenegro earthquake, which completely devastated the Montenegro coast, also greatly damaged the cathedral.
Much of Kotor’s medieval fortifications remain. The ancient system includes defensive walls, bastions, towers, and gates.
The walls extend for about three miles and range in thickness from between two to 15 metres.
You can walk along part of the ancient walls and get impressive views of the harbour, mountains and the bay.
The bay is about 17 miles long and is surrounded by two massifs of the Dinaric Alps: the Orjen mountains to the west, and the Lovćen mountains to the east.
As well as its historical delights, Kotor is also known for its many many kitties! You can’t move for furry little critters!
I also get sidetracked taking snaps of these colourful shop shutters too!
Below is the dainty little Saint Luke’s Church. Sveti Luka, as it’s called in the local language, was built in 1195.
Below you can see Kampana Tower, part of the impressive town fortifications.
Apparently there is a Venetian saying: ‘’Tu me costi come i muri de Cattaro’’ (‘You cost me as much as the walls of Kotor’)