Kotor, Montenegro Cruise Port

4.5 out of 5

About Kotor, Montenegro

This natural harbor on the Adriatic coast of Montenegro was an important artistic and commercial center with famous masonry and iconography schools in the Middle Ages. A large number of its monuments, among which four Romanesque churches and the town walls, were heavily damaged by an earthquake in 1979 but the town is now completely restored.

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After sailing through the Adriatic version of the fiords we arrived at the place where the ship dropped anchor and took a tender boat to the jetty. It was a short walk into Kotor old town. A beautiful place full of meandering streets with very old buildings. The castle is worth a visit if you can manage the steep walk up to the entrance. Not a walk to be done in the heat of the summer though. There are plenty of places to visit in Kotor. We were however disappointed with a trip out to see an ancient mosaic about an hour drive from Kotor . Although the scenery was fantastic the mosaic was a big disappointment. What looked quite sizeable in the brochure turned out to be about a foot square! Overall a lovely place to visit and we could have spent a lot more time in Kotor. Get you picture taken sitting on the oversized chair just outside the town walls!


The cruise into Kotor is so beautiful and the scenery is fabulous. We just went into the old town and wandered around. It was very cool that there were no cars and everyone just walks around. You can do a trek up to the top of the hill behind the town ( you do need to be reasonably fit as it’s a long steep walk) which gives you a magnificent view. There are Dancers in the town square doing the traditional dances.


As in other stops we did the Hop-On, Hop-Off bus tours, and as in other cases you have to keep in mind that each Hop-Off eats into the time before you have to return to the ship, particularly in cases like this where you are tendered in. Kotor is worth the visit. Multiple towns along a long coast and backed up against spectacular mountains.

Visited: May 25, 2017

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This port allows for 2 tours so we did the included and the highlights of Montenegro. Both were very good. Plus hiking to the wall was very nice. Plenty of time to enjoy the place

Visited: Mar 29, 2018

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