Just inland from Montenegro’s Adriatic coast is the bay of Kotor. Surrounded by stunning limestone mountains, the bay works its way inland before stopping at the ancient port town of Kotor. Kotor is Montenegro’s most popular destination, and with its idyllic setting and magical old town, it’s easy to see why! Whether it’s a boat trip, a hike or just somewhere to chill you’re looking for, Kotor is definitely not to be missed if you’re travelling through the Balkans.
Population of city: 12,500
Nearest airport: Tivat Airport
Main train/bus station(s): Kotor bus station
Best time to visit? Kotor is very seasonal and is definitely at it’s best during the summer. There are a few beaches and boat trips across the bay are a highlight, so you’ll definitely want the warm weather. Many hotels and tourist places will close for half the year so you would be better off visiting between May and early October.
Budget level? ££