Grantourismo in Montenegro
Kotor - 'Where contrasts meet in harmony'
The lesser known neighbour of Croatia, Montenegro was the sixth stop for Lara and Terry on their Grand Tour. A small country located in southeastern Europe, Montenegro is ideal for those in search of unspoilt scenery and local traditions. In their quest to find interesting spots off the beaten tourist trail for us Brits, Lara and Terry visited the magical coastal town of Kotor, where they discovered a complex history, stunning landscape and appetising seafood cuisine.
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Magical Kotor holidays
Kotor managed to fascinate Lara and Terry right from the beginning with its glassy green water, the fortress walls that snake up the steep sides of the fjord and the pretty little harbour area. “Traditional, secretive and magical”, according to private guide and local Vesna, Kotor is a great place to enjoy Mediterranean style living and somewhere that “contrasts meet in harmony”.
One of the best ways to discover the breathtaking scenery in and around Kotor is to wander its streets of elegant stone houses, skinny lanes and sunny squares. To learn about the history, Lara and Terry started off by strolling the 'Stari Grad', or Old Town, before climbing up to the Castle of San Giovanni, a fortress wall dating back to medieval times. To satisfy their appetite after the long walk, they tried a typical meal, the local fish soup or 'Riblja Čorba', which they later learned how to cook. For a taste of the culture, Lara and Terry also sampled slivovica, a traditional local drink, but not one for the faint-hearted apparently!
When it came to souvenirs, Lara and Terry found Kotor wasn't the best place for shopping, but there are some fun (not to mention tasty!) treats to buy in the local markets, including gherkins, sausages and artisanal jams.
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Property 418835 - Lara and Terry's ‘HomeAway from home’ in Kotor was a spacious two-bedroom apartment located in Muo, a fishing village on the Bay of Kotor. The contemporary apartment is in a complex of eight three-storey buildings that sprawl across the mountain slopes. The property features two spacious bedrooms, a living room and open plan kitchen and has floor to ceiling windows, as well as a wrap around balcony with stunning views of the bay.
The apartment is available to rent on HomeAway.co.uk (Property 418835) and prices start at £350 per property per week.
Next stop...Italy, stay tuned!
HomeAway.co.uk lists just over 100 holiday homes available to rent in Montenegro, including more than 60 properties in Kotor alone. There is a wide range of properties available, including many apartments, several villas with pools and romantic cottages.
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