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A visit to Montenegro is a great idea! It’s still a little-known destination for the French, yet there are so many beautiful things to discover. We had the opportunity to discover this beautiful country during…
Kotor Bay is a must-see on any journey to Montenegro! On the program you’ll discover charming little fortified villages with cobbled streets, churches, little stores, Mediterranean ports and breathtaking views from the heights. We loved spending a few days in the Bay of Kotor and we’re going to tell you about our favorites: the old town of Kotor and Perast. In this article you’ll find all our tips and good addresses in the Bay of Kotor. So if you’re wondering: where to sleep in Kotor? Where to eat in Kotor and the Bay of Kotor? You’ve come to the right place!
And if you’d like some tips for visiting Montenegro we suggest you check out our full guide. Enjoy your visit!
This medieval town, also known as Cattaro, is one of the best known and prettiest! For us, it’s a must-see on any road trip to Montenegro. Although quite touristy, the fortified town, listed as a Unesco World Heritage Site, is well worth a visit for its narrow cobbled streets, warm squares and lovely views of the surrounding cliffs. And if you’re a cat lover… You’ll be in heaven! The city is nicknamed the City of Cats for a good reason: they’re everywhere! Let yourself be carried along the narrow streets and lose yourself in this labyrinth that is the city of Kotor, with some lovely discoveries awaiting you.
This pretty little waterside town is well worth a visit for its authenticity and views over the two islands with buildings dating from the 15th century. Opposite it: Notre Dame du Rocher island, with its Notre Dame des Rochers church, and Saint-Georges island. We chose to take a boat trip to discover these two islets and enjoy views of Perast from the water. In our opinion, half a day is enough to wander around Perast on foot; it’s quite small but worth the detour all the same!
Take the famous serpentine road in the heights of Kotor, which takes you around more than 30 tight bends. A driving experience… 😂 Once at the top, you’ll have a superb view of the Bay of Kotor!
When traveling in the Bay of Kotor, you have several options for where to stay: take a hotel in downtown Kotor or take a hotel outside the city. We suggest two alternatives depending on your preferences!
If you choose one of the apartments here, you can do everything on foot. So you can enjoy a beautiful evening in Kotor, which is what we did and we loved it! The place is air-conditioned, which is very comfortable in Montenegro’s hot summer weather. The apartments are designer and modern, a sure-fire favorite!
This hotel is 1km from the old town of Kotor and 100 meters from the beach which is perfect for enjoying a little peace and quiet during your vacation in Kotor. The apartments all have balconies or terraces. On top of that, the hotel has a superb swimming pool with an incredible view of the Bay of Kotor.
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Clem & Alex