Submerged canyons and medieval fortresses
Perhaps the most beautiful area of Montenegro, the Bay of Kotor is believed by many to be the most southerly fjord in the world. It is, in fact, a submerged river canyon. Our Kotor tours centre on the beautiful old town, situated at the southern end of the magnificent landscape. Actually comprised of four bays – Kotor, Risan, Tivat, and Herceg Novi – Kotor is encircled by the striking limestone massifs of the mountains on the southeast and northwest side.
Between 1420 and 1797, Kotor was under the rule of the Republic of Venice and you’ll notice a strong Venetian influence in the architecture. A fascinating walk with one of our expert guides will take you past the Watch Tower (Sat Kula), the 12th-century Cathedral of St Tripun, the Church of St Luc, and the 17th-century Prince's Palace. Travel in the summer, when the area is dry and warm.
Our Bay of Kotor tour guides will also take you to carefully selected restaurants, bars and shops. They’ll provide unique insight into the ancient churches, museums and the medieval fortress, which clings to the rocks above the town. You can also visit The Church of Our Lady on the Rocks, a small island that was created by seamen throwing stones into the sea upon returning from each successful voyage. Our guides can arrange Bay of Kotor cruises for you to explore the spectacular coastline from the water too.