The entire old town of Kotor, together with the fortifications and the Bay of Kotor, forms part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site called the ‘Natural and Culturo-Historical Region of Kotor’. Walking around this ancient city, it’s easy to see why.
One of the magical things about Kotor is its naturally beautiful setting. The city lies on the majestic Bay of Kotor, nicknamed the ‘southernmost fjord of Europe’, and is backed by towering mountains. The car-free old town is incredibly well preserved, and is surrounded by a medieval wall which measures 4.5 km in length and zig-zags up the steep mountain behind. Behind the walls you’ll find a network of narrow alleyways and squares, with stone buildings featuring characteristic green shutters. There are plenty of medieval buildings and churches, and you’ll notice a strong Venetian influence in the city’s architecture.
I was trying to come up with the words to describe how pretty the city of Kotor really is, but then it’s better if I just show you in photos!