I visited the Bay of Kotor in Montenegro back in 2013 and never really shared the wonderful things I did here so I’m starting a new series on my blog called “10 things to do in…” where I revisit all of the wonderful destinations I have been to over the globe and share what I did and what you should do if you ever find yourself in that part of the world.
I visited the Bay of Kotor at the end of a six week long journey around Eastern Europe and I can honestly say I left the best until last. Montenegro is a beautiful place and the Bay of Kotor was beyond my expectations.
Climb to the Kotor fortress
This 1,200 step climb to the top of the fortress is a must to get these magnificent views over the Bay of Kotor.
Perast is a cosy little town nestled on the Bay of Kotor, it boasts 7 churches in it’s tiny town and has a calm and serene feel to it. It also has this fantastic tiny island just off shore that you can kayak to.
Marvel at Sveti Stefan and its luxury hotel
Sveti Stefan is a gorgeous bay not far from Kotor town that boasts one of Europe’s most luxurious resorts, it is where Djokovic got married and where countless celebrities have stayed. I preferred to be on the beach looking out to the beautiful island rather than fork out the £1,200 per night rate. It is a lovely beach town that has plenty of restaurants and again a very relaxing and chilled out place.
Watch the cruise ships roll in
I know it sounds a little dull but actually sitting back and watching these monstrosities roll in to the bay is actually quite interesting.
Stroll around the Kotor old town
Kotor old town is filled with quirky streets and is shadowed in cliffs which makes for stunning colours at sunset.
Get a hotel room with a view
It’s not hard to be away from the incredible views but if you can score yourself a hotel room with a view you won’t be disappointed. This is from my hotel in Sveti Stefan and the second one is from the Bay of Kotor, it was the most relaxing few days because of these views.
Drink the wine
The wine was good in Montenegro so drink it!
It can get pretty hot in the Bay of Kotor and there are plenty of gelato bars to cool you down in those summer months, in fact I rewarded myself with one after the hike up to the fortress.
This is not something I did during my time in Kotor but I saw many people doing it, especially in Perast.
Enjoy it before it gets ‘discovered’
Whilst most people are still heading to Croatia, Montenegro is often overlooked so now is the perfect time.
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