Visit Kotor, Montenegro: A Lesser-Known City

April 20, 2016,

I was given the opportunity to explore a lesser-known city during my second cruise vacation: Kotor in Montenegro (between Croatia, Serbia and Albania).

When I was researching each location of the cruise, I was surprised to see how much Kotor had to offer in terms of sightseeing and I was instantly captivated. What caught my attention most was the San Giovanni trail to the castle and the top of the mountain. It’s actually a UNESCO World Heritage Site, so I simply couldn’t wait to visit.

Kotor, Montenegro [photo by Celia Persechino] // article on happiestwhenexploring .comUpon arrival, we had such beautiful scenery – where the mountains meet the Adriatic Sea is incredible. Seeing those mountains up close from our private stateroom balcony was extraordinary. The rocks were an off-white colour with little green plants everywhere. The pictures do not do it justice.

Kotor, Montenegro [photo by Celia Persechino] // article on happiestwhenexploring .comThe mountain trail was a little bit of a workout, but definitely worth it for the stupendous view. The top of the trail is breathtaking. You get to see the ocean zigzagging towards the city of Kotor, the beautiful mountains and the city all at once. A wonderful experience for only €3 (don’t forget to bring water as it gets really hot and a good pair of sneakers).

Kotor, Montenegro [photo by Celia Persechino] // article on happiestwhenexploring .comI would definitely go back and experience more of this charming city – it has a lot to offer and truly was welcoming. The old town of Kotor is very European. There are no cars, simply locals and tourists enjoying the uniqueness of the Kotor.

Every traveler should seek out hidden old towns or cities that are explored less than others, as they have so much to give and share with visitors. 
Enjoy Kotor! : )Visit Kotor, Montenegro: A Lesser-Known City // on happiestwhenexploring .com [click to visit & repin if you enjoyed the post and want to share it with you friends!]
All photos by Celia Persechino 

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  • Reply Ilena C. April 20, 2016 at 6:30 pm

    Hey Celia what beautiful photos! What a great destination. I am inspired to visit soon, very soon!

    And HWE, always interesting and lovely are the destinations you feature. The world IS a wonderful place.

  • Reply Anne April 22, 2016 at 11:45 pm

    Wow! These are amazing pictures.

  • Reply Brittany April 22, 2016 at 11:49 pm

    Anne and I love traveling and seeing this post makes us eager to travel even more. Kotor is on top of our list.
    Cool website Erica!

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