Bay Of Kotor – Wild and Beautiful
We know some of you will think this is a strong statement but that’s only if you haven’t visited Montenegro yet. There was an ad that the Montenegrin National Tourism Organisation ran for some time and it was named “Montenegro, Experience Wild Beauty”. If you have visited Montenegro as many times as we have, you know that this is a highly precise definition of Montenegro and its offerings. Wild Beauty. Precise marketing at its best, we’d say.
Montenegro definitely is a wild and beautiful country. Its land is full of rugged mountains, medieval villages and a narrow band of beaches along its Adriatic coastline. The towns on the Montenegrin coast will surely seduce its visitors with their charm, diversity and the Mediterranean character. Kotor, Budva and Sveti Stefan are probably the most popular destinations on the coastline but you should also set Perast, Petrovac, Herceg Novi, Bar and Ada Bojana as your destination goals.
In every one of these locations, you will find restaurants with homemade food and fish specialties for a full Mediterranean gastronomic pleasure. Unforgettable views of the sea are inevitable and therefore we strongly suggest you enjoy it over wine or coffee with friends or loved ones.
Bay of Kotor, Boka Kotorska or simply Boka as locals like to call it, is a bay in the heart of the Adriatic. It consists of four smaller bays, named after the largest towns that are in the heart of those particular bays: Herceg Novi, Tivat, Risan and of course Kotor. Bay of Kotor hides a rich historical heritage. Remains from the Illyrian and Byzantine era are strongly present. A Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque architecture continues to live in Kotor, Perast and Risan and proves that true values can last forever, together in harmony with the modern times.
Sailing into Kotor, at the end of a cluster of bays, is always an unforgettable experience. The old port of Kotor is located in front of the Kotor fortification built throughout the Venetian period. Kotor itself is most probably one of the most beautiful and definitely one of the best preserved old medieval towns in the Adriatic. The fortified city of Kotor is included in UNESCO’s World Heritage Site list.
If you’re interested in exploring this exceptional bay and its towns, peninsulas, and heritage we suggest you rent a boat for the week in Herceg Novi for a full and organic experience. Some of the things we’d like to suggest are Luštica peninsula, a small town of Rose, Arza fortress, Mausoleum of Petar II Petrovic-Njegos, Perast with its beautiful view over the bay and of course the Kotor Fortress. Just let your heart easily lead you to wander in the Wild Beauty of Montenegro coast. You won’t regret it.
Spare a few moments to see this lovely video about Montenegro made by Lonely Planet.
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