The stunning bay of Kotor is one of the most picturesque in the whole of Montenegro, on the banks of which the ancient city of the same name resides. Kotor’s fascinating and extremely well preserved city centre dates from the 12th century, and is filled with a huge number of beautiful buildings and historical monuments, resulting in UNESCO declaring the city centre of Kotor a World Historical Heritage Site. Taking a Kotor holiday apartment will place you at the heart of this beautiful town, surrounded by narrow, atmospheric streets which open into quaint, scenic squares.
Touring Kotor’s city centre by foot is a great way to discover some of the medieval architectural gems like the famous Cathedral of Saint Tryphon, the Prince’s Palace and Napoleon’s Theatre. Everywhere you look you are astounded by 2,000 years of history, and some of the best preserved medieval sites in the world. There are enough fascinating places in Kotor to keep you busy whilst staying in a Kotor apartment for many weeks.
The Traditional Kotor Festival in February is just one of many lively carnivals, events and tournaments held in Kotor every year. Taking a self catering Kotor apartment in July is one of the busiest times for events, as the Children’s Theatre Festival, Fasinada Folk Ceremony, International Summer Carnival and International Fashion Show all come to town.
Being situated on the Mediterranean’s only fjord, sailing and the nautical way of life thrive in Kotor. Sailing and fishing are hugely popular activities from a Kotor apartment, and rentals and lessons are available from a variety of sailing clubs along the shore. There is also a scuba diving centre available.
The stunning hills and mountains which surround Kotor make the town an ideal place to take a holiday for walkers, climbers and mountaineers too.
Further around the Bay of Kotor is the region’s oldest city, Risan. This ancient city was lavishly decorated by the Romans, using the finest marbles, mosaics and statues, and makes almost essential viewing from an apartment in Kotor.
The quiet town of Perast is set against a dramatic backdrop of bare rock, and the sheer beauty of the town will undoubtedly inspire. Taking an afternoon away from your holiday rental apartment in Kotor will be a perfect way to relax.
Summers in Kotor are long, warm and dry, with an average temperature in July, the warmest month to take a Kotor holiday, averages 25?C. The coldest month, January, averages above 7?C too, making a Kotor apartment a pleasant option at any time of the year.
Tivat Airport (TIV) is 8km from Kotor and receives regular flights from Zurich and Belgrade, but Dubrovnik Airport (DBV) is the more popular choice for British tourists flying out to a self catering Kotor apartment. The airport receives direct flights from the UK, and there are plenty of options for transfers, which take around an hour.