The beautiful walled town of Kotor sits at the end of a fjord-like bay, ringed by dramatic peaks. Just follow your nose in the Old Town. Getting lost in the labyrinth of streets is half the fun, discovering summertime cafés that spill out on the squares before clambering along the old fortress walls.
For a view over the whole gorgeous scene, hike up to St Ivan’s castle, overlooking the town. Kotor’s annual highlight is August’s exuberant Boka Nights festival, when the whole town celebrates as a lavish display of decorated boats parade in the bay and fireworks fill the sky.
Where to stay
Best for boutique hotel: Boutique Hotel Astoria
Best for location to the city centre: Palazzo Drusko Deluxe Rooms
Daily budget: Basic €30, occasional treat €50
Drink: Nikšičko Tamno beer €1 (bottle from shop)
Food: Sarma €2.50–4
Hostel/budget hotel: €20/€50
Travel: Bus: Budva–Kotor €3; train: Podgorica–Virpazar €1
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