Kotor is a very small coastal town in Montenegro, located in a fjord along the Adriatic coast, in the most secluded cove of Boka Kotorska bay.
It was founded in ancient Roman times and was ruled by several empires over time. At the end of the 14th century it was briefly independent. In 1420 it accepted Venetian rule to avoid being conquered by the Ottomans. Most of the current structures date back to the Venetian period (1420-1797). Since 2006 it is part of independent Montenegro.
Kotor is a major tourist hotspot along the Adriatic coast, due to its picturesque location in a deep fjord and well preserved Venetian era architecture. City walls extending to the mountains above Kotor surround the city. Within the city walls there are a number of churches. Many tourists visit Kotor arriving in cruise ships. Kotor has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 2017.
How to get to Kotor
It is possible to reach Kotor by car, bus, plane (Tivat airport being the closest one) and ship or ferry.
Being a major tourist centre, Kotor has plenty of hotels, pensions and other accomodation, easily bookable via online portals.