Kotor Montenegro

Having left the boat in the marina in Tivat, i travelled the few kilometers around Kotor Bay by local bus to Kotor Montenegro.

Entrance to Kotor Bay –

Kotor montenegro

Sveti Đorđe and Gospa od Škrpijela islets off the coast of  Perast –

Kotor bay montenegro

Sensible people on sailing boats in the Bay of Kotor –

Kotor bay montenegro

Kotor is at the end of the Bay of Kotor and nestled at the bottom of the surrounding mountains. There is an old fortified city which is one of the best preserved medial towns in the Adriatic. It now mainly contains shops, restaurants and cafe bars, it only has a population of around a thousand people.

Inside the old walled city of Kotor –

Kotor montenegro

Kotor montenegro

Kotor montenegro

View from part way up the old city walls –

The winding city walls which climb for a total of 3 miles directly above the city.

Seemed to be a good place to sit and think –

Kotor Monetenegro

Kotor montenegro

Plenty of cruise ships arrive in Kotor Bay, sometimes more than one per day –

Yep – they’re certainly pretty big !!

A local bus  ride away is the pretty village of Perast. Only a euro or so fare you get a scenic drive as the road follows the coast. You are close to the waters edge for most of the journey.

Perast montenegro

Perast montenegro

Perast montenegro

I stopped at what you would have thought would have been a very expensive restaurant. It was right by the waters edge, and nearer and you would need swimming trunks. A beer was €2.50, the fish soup was €3 and hot sandwich amd chips was €4. A whole meal and a beer for under €10 with a beautiful view, amazing value !!

There are numerous small villages around the Bay of Kotor, all of which can be accessed by public transit. Best thing is that yoh basically get a scenic tour for the price of a local bus ticket ! The journey itself will prove entertaining.  On one bus i was on the bus made an impromptu stop, the bus driver parked up close to a grocery store and was happily chatting away to a member of staff. Next thing that happened was a bag of groceries were passed through the window to the driver. Maybe it was his last journey of the day and he wanted to save a trip to the shops ?!

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