Kotor is a Mediterranean town full of history, located in the Bay of Kotor in Montenegro. A UNESCO World Heritage Site with a rich cultural heritage, this is a wonderfully preserved urban area. It gives tourists a sense of time travel to the Middle Ages.
If you’re considering Kotor as your next holiday destination but are still looking for some inspiration on things to do while you’re there, we have put together a few suggestions on must-see sights, events and activities to make your holiday unforgettable.
Climb the town walls
Explore Perast and its islands
Admire the architectural genius of Kotor’s churches & cathedrals
Explore Boka Kotorska bay by boat
Hike and explore the beautiful hinterland with its many mountain trails
The region is home to both mountainous terrain and charming coastline, so within just a short drive or even a reasonable walk, visitors can be transported to a hiking hotspot or a relaxing beach environment.
Celebrate like a local
Why not immerse yourself in local culture during your visit? The event calendar is packed with a great variety of cultural and musical celebrations that are bound to make your visit memorable. Here are a few of them:
Winter and summer carnival (February and August)
Boka’s night (August)
Children’s Theatre Festival (July)
Kotor Art Festival (July-August)
Refresh Festival (July)
SeaRock Festival (July)
Explore amenities and a variety of beaches in a safe family-friendly environment. The favourable climatic conditions in the region mean that Kotor is somewhere that can be visited throughout the year. Summers are warm and dry and winters are mild with occasional rainfall and the average annual temperature is a little over 15°C. There are plenty of accommodation options: boutique hotels, five and four-star hotels but also many hostels, private villas and apartments.
There are an abundance of restaurants and cafes offering a variety of local and international cuisine for visitors to choose from. The offers range from budget-friendly to a high-end sophisticated dining experience. So, whether you’re looking for the right location for a romantic night for two or a trendy bar with a vibrant atmosphere, Kotor really has it all.
For more information visit: www.kotor.travel/en
There are frequent direct flights with EasyJet, Ryanair, Montenegro Airlines and British Airways to Tivat and Podgorica from London and Manchester.
This article was written in partnership with the Tourism Organisation of Kotor