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Kotor Bay, the best things to do

Last update : 6 May 2024
The Bay of Kotor is a must-see on any trip to Montenegro! 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!

Kotor Bay, the must-sees for a trip to Montenegro

The old town of Kotor

This medieval town, also known as Cattaro, is one of the best known and prettiest! For us it’s a must-see on a 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! This city is nicknamed the city of cats for a good reason: they’re everywhere! Let yourself be carried away by the narrow streets and lose yourself in the labyrinth that is the city of Kotor, with many beautiful discoveries awaiting you.

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This pretty little waterside town is well worth a visit for its authenticity and views of 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 stroll around Perast on foot; it’s quite small, but worth the detour all the same!


The serpentine road

Take the famous serpentine road through 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!

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Where to eat in the Bay of Kotor in Montenegro?

  • Restaurant Horizont: high above the bay, you’ll have an incredible panoramic view! Expect to pay €15 for a platter of local produce (cheese, ham, olives) served on a platform suspended in mid-air. We really recommend the setting!
  • La Catedral Pasta Bar: we stumbled across this address specializing in pasta, the atmosphere was relaxed and the dishes pretty good.
  • Restaurant Scorpio Kotor: settle down to sip a Spritz on the terrace with a view of the beautiful Church of the town of Kotor.
  • Pescaria Dekaderon : we had breakfast on the terrace at this restaurant and everything was delicious and quite elaborate for just €5 per person.
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Where to sleep in the Bay of Kotor in Montenegro?

On your trip to 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 to suit your preferences!

A hotel in downtown Kotor

If you choose one of the apartments here, you’ll be able to 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, so you’re sure to fall in love!

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A hotel with swimming pool in the Bay of Kotor

This hotel is 1km from Kotor’s old town and 100 meters from the beach, which is perfect for enjoying some peace and quiet during your Kotor vacation. The apartments all have balconies or terraces. On top of that, the hotel has a superb swimming pool with an incredible view over the Bay of Kotor.

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Some ideas for activities



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