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My daytrip to Kotor, Montenegro in 2013

Today, I was leaving Dubrovnik for a daytrip to Kotor just across the border in Montenegro. I was going on a tour minibus with a guide named Pauevnic Roaiski.

Montenegro is a former Yugoslavia state and it has a coast on the Adriatic Sea and is bordered by Croatia to the west, Bosnia and Herzegovina to the northwest, Serbia to the northeast. Its capital and largest city is Podgorica, while Cetinje is designated as the Prijestonica, meaning the former Royal Capital City. It became independent of Yugoslavia on 2006. It is a small country with a population of just 625,000 people.

The tour bus cost 40 Euros and our guide was very knowledgeable. It is a two and a half hours drive to Kotor – a World Heritage Site on the UNESCO list.

My passport stamp from Montenegro.

My passport stamp from Montenegro.

The old Mediterranean port of Kotor is surrounded by fortifications built during the Venetian period. It is located on the Bay of Kotor, one of the most indented parts of the Adriatic Sea. Some have called the southern-most fjord in Europe, but it is a ria, a submerged river canyon. Together with the nearly overhanging limestone cliffs, Kotor and its surrounding area form an impressive and picturesque Mediterranean landscape.

In recent years, Kotor has become very touristy due to day trippers from Dubrovnik.

The Old Town is surrounded by the walls.

The Old Town is surrounded by the walls.

As my guide said, some 90% of tourists are from either cruise ships or day tours from Croatia.

I was taking in all of the sights.

I was taking in all of the sights.

In World War I, Kotor was one of three main bases of the Austro-Hungarian Navy.

Me admiring the city walls.

Me admiring the city walls.

The Old Town has been fortified many times over the years.

The hilltop fortifications can been seen.

The hilltop fortifications can been seen.

Kotor was first recorded in 168 BC as a Roman settlement.

The walls of the Old Town.

The walls of the Old Town.

The water works of Kotor.

The water works of Kotor.

The narrow streets of the Old Town.

The narrow streets of the Old Town.

Kotor is part of the World Heritage Site dubbed the Natural and Culturo-Historical Region of Kotor.

Chrikes.... they shoot monkeys here!

Chrikes…. they shoot monkeys here!

In 1979 a earthquake destroyed many buildings in the Old Town. It has since been rebuilt.

The hilltops surrounding the Old Town.

The hilltops surrounding the Old Town.

A band was playing in the square.

A band was playing in the square.

The square had floating umbrellas in the sky.

The square had floating umbrellas in the sky.

Pardon?!?

Pardon?!?

Kotor’s Old Town has many churches.

A Serbian Orthodox church of St. Nicolas

A Serbian Orthodox church of St. Nicolas.

After sighting around Kotor, the tour minibus headed off to the coastal town of Budva. This town has a charming old town fortifications and a nice harbour.

Budva is 3,500 years old, which makes it one of the oldest settlements on the Adriatic Sea coast.

I went to the beach next to the fort for some sunbathing.

The coastal town of Budva.

The coastal town of Budva.

Many Russians come here for their holidays. Many Russian girls in sexy bikinis were on the beach and I liked that!

I was peeping at the bikini girls.

I was peeping at the bikini girls.

As the sun went down, I went to the harbour to admire the luxury yachts of the Russian rich.

The motor yachts of the rich.

The motor yachts of the rich.

I headed back to Dubrovnik for some ice cream and girls.

To be continued….

For more information about Kotor please visit:

www.visit-montenegro.com/cities-kotor

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