Kotor

Travel Guide
Kotor

Marvel at the many preserved churches and fortifications that stand within the wall loop that encloses this medieval town around a bay.

Kotor is a historic town on its namesake bay, offering picturesque views of the water. As a UNESCO heritage site, the town attracts visitors with its array of medieval ramparts, including old gates, towers and walls looping around the hilly municipality. Explore the triangular district of Kotor Old Town for a glimpse into this town’s rich history.

Marking the hilly surroundings of the historic center are the Kotor Old Town Walls. See these ramparts shining brightly at night. Notice how the reflection of the walls’ lights in the bay seem to complete the loop around the town. Climb up the walls for excellent views of red roofs and green mountains. The ramparts are adorned with interesting structures, such as the 15th-century Gurdić Gate, the Sea Gate, the River Gate and the 13th-century Kampana Tower.

Back in the town center, visit the impressive St. Tryphon Cathedral for its Romanesque and Gothic touches. See St. Nicholas’ Church, the largest Orthodox church in the district. Learn about Kotor’s seafaring past at the Maritime Museum of Montenegro.

Appreciate the hot summers here with a trip to the coast. July is the hottest and driest time of year. Expect mild to cold winters, with temperatures approaching freezing. Among the most intriguing coastal highlights is the tiny islet of Our Lady of the Rocks. Take a boat to this artificial island and gaze up at its impressive church. Visit the gift shop and museum and join a guided tour to learn about the fascinating art pieces here.

The town is on the northern part of the Montenegro Coast that overlooks the Adriatic Sea. Fly to nearby Tivat Airport or to the farther airports of Podgorica or Dubrovnik, which are a little busier. You can also travel by car, bus or ferry and get around the quaint town center on foot.

Kotor offers a window into the fascinating historical vestiges and relics of medieval Montenegro.

Where to stay in Kotor

MonteBay Perla
MonteBay Perla
3.5 out of 5
Tri Sorele, Peštanove Zgrade, Prcanj, Kotor, Kotor
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The price is £59 per night from 2 Oct to 2 Oct
Situated on the beach, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Church of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary and Kotor Bay. Kotor Old Town Walls is 2.8 mi (4.5 km) ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (32 reviews)
Next to Kotor bay
"Wonderfull weather. Great place. Very peacfull."

Reviewed on 18 Oct 2019

MonteBay Perla
Astoria Hotel Kotor
Astoria Hotel Kotor
5 out of 5
Stari Grad 322, Kotor
The price is £61 per night from 4 Oct to 4 Oct
Located in Kotor Old Town, this luxury hotel is steps away from St. Triphon Cathedral and Kotor Old Town Walls. Kotor Bay is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) away.
4.7/5Exceptional! (129 reviews)
"Fantastic location"

Reviewed on 31 Aug 2021

Astoria Hotel Kotor
Huma Kotor Bay Hotel and Villas
Huma Kotor Bay Hotel and Villas
5 out of 5
Autokamp bb, Dobrota, Kotor, Kotor
The price is £154 per night from 24 Sep to 24 Sep
Located in Kotor, this beachfront hotel is in the historical district and within 3 mi (5 km) of Kotor Bay and Kotor Old Town Walls. Our Lady of the Rocks is ...
4.2/5Very Good! (84 reviews)
relaxing start
"Very relaxing stay. Service excellent. Breakfast spread was very impressive. Food excellent. Spa relaxing. Only a few minor observations all bars was closed by 23.00. Pool was not heated and finding the Spa was not that easy."

Reviewed on 24 Sep 2019

Huma Kotor Bay Hotel and Villas
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Paradise Bay Apartments
Paradise Bay Apartments
3 out of 5
Skaljari 12, \N, Kotor, Kotor
The price is £25 per night from 24 Sep to 24 Sep
Situated near the beach, this apartment building is within 1 mile (2 km) of St. Triphon Cathedral, Kotor Bay and Kotor Old Town Walls. Jaz Beach and Church of ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (13 reviews)
"Excellent hospitality, near to kotor town"

Reviewed on 12 Sep 2019

Paradise Bay Apartments
Studios Belvi
Studios Belvi
3 out of 5
Stari Grad 268, \N, Kotor, Kotor
The price is £38 per night from 22 Sep to 22 Sep
Located in Kotor Old Town, this apartment building is steps away from St. Triphon Cathedral, Kotor Bay and Kotor Old Town Walls. Church of the Nativity of the ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (41 reviews)
"The host was great and the place was good. The toilet was smelly and they had no ameneties. The bar downstairs can be noisy in the nights."

Reviewed on 28 Aug 2021

Studios Belvi
Apartments Ivanisevic
Apartments Ivanisevic
3 out of 5
Dobrota 100A, Kotor
The price is £35 per night from 29 Sep to 29 Sep
Situated in Kotor, this apartment building is within 1 mile (2 km) of Kotor Bay and St. Triphon Cathedral. Kotor Old Town Walls is 1.3 mi (2 km) away.
4.8/5Exceptional! (5 reviews)
"Excellent apartment right front of the ocean, very clean and fully equipped. Host was super friendly and helpful he even have candies and juices for us. Best host ever!!! HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT! AAA+++"

Reviewed on 24 Oct 2019

Apartments Ivanisevic
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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