Kotor Clock Tower

11 Apr Beautiful Kotor, Montenegro- A Photo Essay

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!

Bay of Kotor, Montenegro

Entrance at the city walls of Kotor, Montenegro

Kotor Clock Tower, Montenegro

Cafe in Kotor City, Montenegro

Church in Kotor, Montenegro

Green shutters in Kotor, Montenegro

Inside the Kotor City walls, Montenegro

Venetian Windows Kotor, Montenegro

Kotor City Walls, Montenegro

My accommodation during my stay in Kotor was Kotor Vista luxury apartments, which provides a great base for exploring the city and has fantastic views directly over the Bay of Kotor. For more information, visit Explore Montenegro to see their selection of handpicked holiday villas in Montenegro.

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Victoria Brewood

Hi I'm Victoria, a British girl from Manchester. After graduating from university I decided there was more to life than the hours between 9 and 5, so I packed my journalism degree into my suitcase to travel the world and find a way to make money at the same time. I now call London home, although I still travel whenever I can. I hope to inspire you to be your own boss, live life and see the world.

  • Violet House
    Posted at 11:12h, 26 May Reply

    Kotor is a beautiful city. Congrats for your beautiful photos 🙂

  • Marysia @ My Travel Affairs
    Posted at 08:19h, 29 July Reply

    Love this photo essay! I really like to visit Montenegro! It is so closed, that I’m surprised with myself why I didn’t do it yet!

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