Another stop on the bus to the walled city of kotor. The high walls run straight up the side of the mountains and you do wonder how they built the things, must of been hard work and a total disregard for modern health & safety rules. When we arrived there was a large cruise ship docked outside, it was something to see as it was bigger than the city, how many people on board beggars belief. This place like Dubrovnik was packed with people and the small streets made for hard walking but there are some nice gift shops and bars and restaurants. If you like old churches this is your place as they are everywhere it must have been a task to pick one to visit in old times. A nice city but not as nice as Dubrovnik in my opinion.
Kotor (Montenegrin Cyrillic: Котор, pronounced [kɔ̌tɔr]; Italian: Cattaro) is a coastal town in Montenegro. It is located in a secluded part of the Gulf of Kotor. The city has a population of 13,510 and is the administrative center of Kotor Municipality.The old Mediterranean port of Kotor is surrounded by fortificationsbuilt during the Venetian period. It is located on the Bay of Kotor(Boka Kotorska), one of the most indented parts of the Adriatic Sea. Some have called it the southern-most fjord in Europe, but it is a ria, a submerged river canyon. Together with the nearly overhanging limestone cliffs of Orjen and Lovćen, Kotor and its surrounding area form an impressive and picturesque Mediterranean landscape. In recent years,[when?] Kotor has seen an increase in tourists, many of them coming by cruise ship. Visitors are attracted by the natural environment of the Gulf of Kotor and by the old town of Kotor. Kotor is part of the World Heritage Site dubbed the Natural and Culturo-Historical Region of Kotor. The fortified city of Kotor was also included in UNESCO‘s World Heritage Site list as part of Venetian Works of Defence between 15th and 17th centuries: Stato da Terra– western Stato da Mar in 2017.
Budva This was the last place to visit on the coach trip and we both thought the best. It’s a small town on the coast that the rich Russians visit. It’s the usual bars and restaurants and gifts shops but the beach was nice with lovely coloured water and a warm temperature. We had lunch in a small restaurant right by the sea front and Gail ordered stuffed pork fillet and I had the mussels in a red tomato sauce both dishes were delicious, and washed down with some nice wine and local beer.