The town of Kotor is situated on the coast of Montenegro within an isolated part of the Boka Kotorska Bay. The area is famous for its historic old town, filled with wonderful architecture, and its beautiful natural surrounding landscape, which consists of lush vegetation and steep mountains sloped towards the majestic waterfront. Kotor's fantastic subtropical climate also attracts travellers from all over who world, allowing them to soak up the abundant sunshine that makes the town such as wonderful destination. The regions peaceful ambience and friendly atmosphere is one of the main reasons Kotor has become such a popular tourist destination and is complimented by the area verdant scenery and immaculate coastline.
Kotor's old town is the region's most popular tourist hotspot, offering visitors the chance to observe a collection of stunning historic architecture. The old town is also situated within a stunning natural landscape, leaving tourist in awe of the region verdant scenery.
Cathedral of Saint Tryphon
Consecrated in 1166 and built in honour of Saint Tryphon, this stunning Roman Catholic Cathedral is the centrepiece of Kotor's historic old town. The cathedral houses an array of fascinating religious artefacts and is one of the region' most iconic structure and a very popular tourist destination.
Our Lady of the Rocks
Our Lady of the Rocks is one of two artificial islands situated off the coast of Kotor, created by sinking old and seized ship packed full of heavy rocks. The island's largest structure is the Church of Our Lady of the Rocks, which also has an adjoining museum. The island is surrounded in mystery and according to local legend, was create over the centuries by seafarers committed to an ancient oath, forged after finding the icon of Madonna and the Child. The men the laid a rock in the bay and over time an island began to emerge from the sea. This legend started the local custom of throwing rocks into the sea.
Lovcen is both a mountain and a national park located near to the Montenegrin town of Kotor. The mountain has two majestic peaks named Stirovnik and Jezerski, both at a height well over 1500 metres. The mountain is part of Lovcen National Park, which covers a huge area of around 60 km2 and was set up to preserve the region' archaeological, historical and cultural significance. The park also contains the famous Njegos Mausoleum.
Shopping in Kotor
Kotor's old town is home to the majority of the regions shops and stalls. A wide range of quirky souvenir and gift shops can be found in this part of the city, giving tourists the chance to purchase a range of authentic local art, crafts and garments amongst many other items.
Eating Out in Kotor
A large number of excellent restaurants and cafes can be found around Kotor, mostly in the centre of town. Visitors will find sophisticated restaurants and casual cafes serving a range of local and international cuisine, from seafood and barbeque to pizza and burgers.