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What Is Kotor Known For

If you are planning to travel to Kotor, here you will find everything you need to know. 

Kotor is a picturesque coastal town located in the Gulf of Kotor, Montenegro, in southeastern Europe. The town is situated at the foot of a steep mountain range and surrounded by stunning natural beauty, including the sparkling blue waters of the Adriatic Sea and the rugged peaks of the Dinaric Alps.

Kotor has a rich history, dating back to ancient times when it was an important trading port on the Adriatic. 

The town has been inhabited by various civilizations over the centuries, including the Romans, Byzantines, Venetians, and Ottomans, among others. This diverse history has left an indelible mark on Kotor’s culture and architecture, which is characterized by a mix of different styles and influences.

The most prominent feature of Kotor is its beautifully preserved medieval Old Town, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Old Town is surrounded by thick stone walls and features winding narrow streets, ancient churches, and elegant palaces that date back to the 12th century.

Kotor is also known for its stunning natural beauty, including the nearby Lovcen National Park, which offers breathtaking views of the Bay of Kotor and the surrounding mountains. The town is also a popular destination for outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, and swimming.

Beaches near Kotor

While Kotor itself does not have any beaches, there are several nearby coastal towns and villages with beautiful beaches that are easily accessible from Kotor. Here are some of the most popular beaches in the area:

  1. Plavi Horizonti Beach: Located on the Lustica Peninsula, about a 30-minute drive from Kotor, Plavi Horizonti is a sandy beach with crystal clear waters. The beach is ideal for swimming, sunbathing, and water sports, and there are several restaurants and cafes nearby.
  2. Jaz Beach: Located near the town of Budva, about a 40-minute drive from Kotor, Jaz Beach is a long pebble beach that is popular with both locals and tourists. The beach offers stunning views of the Adriatic Sea and has a range of facilities, including restaurants, cafes, and water sports rentals.
  3. Dobrec Beach: Located in the village of Radovici, about a 30-minute drive from Kotor, Dobrec Beach is a secluded sandy beach with crystal clear waters. The beach is surrounded by olive groves and pine trees and offers a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere.
  4. Ploce Beach: Located in the village of Tivat, about a 15-minute drive from Kotor, Ploce Beach is a pebble beach with calm waters and stunning views of the Bay of Kotor. The beach is well-equipped with sun loungers, umbrellas, and water sports rentals, and there are several restaurants and cafes nearby.

How to Get to the Kotor?

There are several ways to get to Kotor, depending on your starting location and preferences. Here are some of the most common options:

  1. By plane: The nearest airport to Kotor is Tivat Airport, which is located about 10 kilometers away. Several airlines operate direct flights to Tivat from major cities in Europe, including Belgrade, Moscow, London, and Paris. Once you arrive at the airport, you can take a taxi or shuttle bus to Kotor.
  2. By car: If you’re traveling from other parts of Montenegro or neighboring countries, you can reach Kotor by car. The town is located on the Adriatic Highway (Jadranska Magistrala), which runs along the coast and connects Kotor with other coastal towns and cities. You can rent a car at the airport or in nearby towns and drive to Kotor.
  3. By bus: Kotor is well-connected by bus to other towns and cities in Montenegro and neighboring countries. There are several bus companies that operate regular services to Kotor from cities such as Budva, Podgorica, Dubrovnik, and Belgrade. You can buy bus tickets online or at the bus station.
  4. By boat: Kotor is a popular port of call for cruise ships and ferries that sail along the Adriatic coast. If you’re arriving by boat, you can disembark at the port of Kotor, which is located in the heart of the Old Town.

Holiday Cruise in Montenegro and Visit to Kotor

Are you looking for a holiday in the sun with a paradisiacal landscape? Would you like to enjoy the most exclusive gastronomy? Would you like to marvel at a fascinating culture? Then you have to consider a ferry to Montenegro and a visit to Kotor!

In turn, due to its proximity to Ljubljana and Zagreb, many travelers combine their visit to Kotor with these destinations, which is why you will find these sites in several of our offers.

The options to put together your trip to Kotor are multiple and you choose how to combine destinations. What are you waiting for to plan a new trip?

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What does a Montenegro cruise include?

The cruises include the entrance ticket, snacks and drinks. Each case is different, so you should check this beforehand.

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How long does a Montenegro cruise take?

This will depend on the number of destinations included in the cruise and nights chosen.

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