Beautiful old harbour town on the Adriatic Coast

Kotor is an ancient harbour city on the Bay of Kotor, a deep inlet on the Adriatic Coast. This ancient city is surrounded by a fortified wall, which is still mostly intact. Kotor in Montenegro is on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Kotor has a turbulent past. The city (and its surroundings) belonged to Venice in the middle ages, colonised mostly because of trade. Then in was ruled by Austria and Italy, and in 1918 it belonged to Yugoslavia when it was founded.

The Ladder of Kotor

When you visit Kotor you have to get there via ‘the ladder’: a road with dozens of hairpin turns, which is one of the biggest tourist attractions of Montenegro. You can only travel this road on foot and offers wonderful views of the city and the bay.