Virgin Voyages' guide to Kotor, Montenegro
Where Europe’s southernmost fjord enters the east.
A river canyon’s medieval maze
Hiking through the Lovcen National Park provides a natural world that’s existed here for millennia – plus offers some epic photo-ops, all while offering you a peek into the very land where dueling kingdoms would prepare before heading off to conquer new territory for their crowned leader.
Whether you’re looking to uncover ancient hidden caves from the comfort of a boat or to spend the day taking advantage of the excess healing marine minerals while getting pampered, Kotor has just what you’re craving. When it comes to self-care, Kotor doesn’t only offer treatments for your body, but for your soul – through your stomach.
Traditional recipes being passed down for generations is prevalent in the many inspired restaurants, cafes and tavernas who have both perfected the traditional while giving it a twist. For proof of just how fresh the ingredients are, take a day trip into the countryside and meet the farmers and artisans whose celebrated products are used daily throughout the city’s impressive culinary scene.
Rugged beauty to refined luster
Morning Sailing — Our Lady of the Rocks
Lovcen Hills ATV Safari
Underground Hanger Wine Experience
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The natives have some height
Men average 6 ft/1.82 m and women are 5’7 ft/1.7 m — 2nd tallest on earth.
Montenegro by Land & Boat
Sail to the poetic Our Lady of the Rocks islet by boat, visit its incredible church, then head to Perast for a guided tour on foot.DISCOVER MORE SHORE THINGS
When traveling through Kotor, getting lost is a welcome part of the territory. A small, unpretentious city, Kotor allows for exciting adventures without fear of wandering too far off the beaten path.
Cobblestone streets, limestone clock towers, illustrious cathedrals and a fortress built to keep out invaders check off all the boxes that qualify this unexampled city as one of the middle ages – these, of course, are just part of Kotor’s timeless charm. The intentional labyrinth of hidden alleys, random twists and seemingly out-of-place turns were designed to confuse invaders who breached the city walls – but now provide an unsuspectingly beautiful setting for the modern traveler. Sailors can ascend the 1,350 steps of San Giovanni’s spectacular castle to breathtaking panoramic views, regardless of a sunny or overcast day. The tangerine terra cotta shingles sprinkling the rooftops of Boka Bay’s citadel effortlessly contrast the deep green of the surrounding Dinaric Alps, while the Adriatic Sea’s hues of sapphire and emerald dance in the background.
Spend the day discovering Kotor’s old town on your own or with a guide who can show you secret spots only a local would know. Enjoy the sights beyond the fortress walls, or sit at a cafe with a cocktail and a bowl of pasta that was made just moments prior. Regardless of the journey you choose – Kotor’s echoes of the past combine with an evolving, contemporary scene that encourages visitors to get lost – in order to possibly find just what they’re missing.
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