At the far end of the Kotor Bay lays the most famous Kotor itself. Surrounded by city walls, below a steep mountain, Kotor gives the impression of entering a world in which time seems to have stopped.
While in Montenegro the temperatures soared in to the high thirties, hence why I had risen early (it was almost 6:30 in the morning) to avoid the sunlight and climb the fortress of Kotor. This is when you’re most likely to meet the last of the dancers from the night before. I had heard rumours of how beautiful Montenegro was from traveling friends, but only realised just how much while wandering the alleyways of Kotor. I was asking myself why I had not been here years ago.
If you don’t mind climbing 1355 narrow steps you’ll be rewarded with one of the most amazing viewpoints you can imagine. With each metre gained in elevation the view just got better and better, so the motivation to reach the top never wavered. To hike up at dawn while the sun rise over the mountains was my favourite and best decision, because the Bay of Kotor was more admirable than I ever could have imagined.
TIP: Kotor isn’t undiscovered and on days when the cruise ships dock you might have to share the old town with a few thousand people.
I hope you like this little photo diary I put together to share my time adventuring through Kotor. Let me know if you have visited Montenegro and how did you like it? If anyone has any feedback I’d be so appreciative to receive your comments and questions below.