Visit Kotor, Montenegro: A Lesser-Known City
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.
Upon 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.
The 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).
I 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! : )
All photos by Celia Persechino