Kotor – Montenegro

Kotor is a fortified town on Montenegro’s Adriatic coast, in a bay near the limestone cliffs of Mt. Lovćen. Characterized by winding streets and squares, its medieval old town has several Romanesque churches, including Kotor Cathedral.

Arriving early into the port of Kotor we had to use tenders from the ship then board our tour coach for the trip up to the village of Kopito via the Kota Serpintine Road (maplink) which is rated as one of the most dangerous hairpin roads in the world. The most famous part of the road is a stretch of 8.3km long, pretty steep, with 25 hairpin turns. Along this section, the road starts at an elevation of 458m above the sea level, and ends at 881m.  Over this distance, the elevation gain is 423 meters.

Lunch in Kopito was had at Restoran Santa Montagna with a serving of locally produced foods along with a refreshing Nikšićko beer. As we were leaving we discovered this beautiful insect feasting on flowers – check out the photos below.

After lunch we travelled back to Kota via the tourist mecca of Budva (maplink), known for sandy beaches and nightlife. In Kota we strolled through the old walled part of the town taking in magnificent views of the forts on the mountain above as well as beautiful cathedrals.

Back to the ship via tender (check out photo of the guy driving the tender LOL) and the ship sailed away into the sunset which concluded a fantastic day in this beautiful location. On the way we passed the famous islands of Our Lady of the Rocks and Saint George.

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