Bay of Kotor (Boka Kotorska) Region, Montenegro

The Kotor Bay (also known as Boka Kotorska) is the Mediterranean’s only Fjord. As one of the four Montenegrin seaside regions, Boka Kotorska is made up of four beautiful bays, and adorned by historic towns surrounded by wild and rugged mountains. This stunning Fjord is a true visitors delight, full of scenic variety, charm and exploring potential.

The port of Kotor in Montenegro has emerged as the top city to visit this year, according to Lonely Planet's Best in Travel 2016 guide. Kotor situated at the bottom of the Bay of Kotor and is a UNESCO World Heritage Monument amongst other towns in the region.

The old town of Kotor has managed to keep its medieval Mediterranean atmosphere with narrow, zigzag streets and churches dating back to the 12th and 13th centuries. Kotor has a daily market for fresh produce and a large market on Saturdays.
 
Within the old town there are many cafes, bars, restaurants, shops and a lively night life. Above the old town there is a walk up to the San Giovanni Fortress.
 
Further up the bay opposite the entrance to the Verige Strait which leads into the Bay of Risan and the Bay of Kotor is the village of Perast. Perast has two distinct islands, St George and Our Lady of the Rock.
 
Perast is a beautiful old UNESCO protected village dating back centuries and steeped in maritime history and representing one of the most beautiful examples of baroque architecture.
 
At the furthest end of the bay is Risan which was the oldest town in the bay dating back to 4th century B.C. Risan still has a Mosaic dating back to this time which is open to the public and a lively market on Sundays.
 
There are many wonderful walks in this Mediterranean region with magnificent panoramic views of the bays stretching out to sea.
Hikers can plan guided tours to suit their ability enjoying Montenegro’s cultural heritage.
 
Walkers can do shorter guided routes or walk one of the many short routes leisurely at their own pace.
The best months to walk in this area are April- end of June and September - end of October.

The best way of experiencing the Boka Kotorska (Gulf of Kotor) is on a sailing boat. The Monty B offers affordable, unique day trips by sailing boat in Kotor Bay, Montenegro.

Holiday Villas in the Kotor Bay (Boka Kotorska) region - Perast and Orahovac

Our villas in Perast and Orahovac are both well placed for exploring the many walks in the area. Both villas are south facing and situated 20 metres from the sea, ideal for spring, summer and autumn holidays. Both villas are in easy reach of Tivat and Podgorica ( Montenegro)airports and Dubrovnik (Croatia). Easyjet and Montenegro Airlines flies direct from London Gatwick to Tivat with Easyjet also flying from Manchester to Tivat approximately 30 minutes from the villa's. Easy Jet, Monarch and Jet2 offer charter flights operating between England and Dubrovnik airport. Ryan air flies to Podgorica. Flight details are available on the villa pages.
 

Things to do in Kotor Bay (Boka Kotorska), Montenegro

There are many attractions to the bay, including:

Adventure Park High Ropes Challenge, Bird Watching, Boat Hire, Boat trips, White water rafting, Climbing,Walking/ Hiking/ Mountaineering,Kayaking, Mountain Biking.
 
  • Visiting UNESCO World Heritage Monument sites
  • Roman Mosaic at Risan.
  • The National park of Lovcen which encompasses the central highest part of Lovcen Mt massif 1,749 m altitude where you have the Njegos Mausoleum.
 
From the top of Lovcen on a clear day you have panoramic views as far as Podgorica, Skada Lake and Perast and sometimes even Italy.


 
A view from above Kotor of the Bay, the village Orahovac is in the far right hand corner and Perast is just around the corner to the left.
A cafe inside Kotor Old Town.
Looking out onto the Bay from Morinj.
Photograph taken from the Island of our Lady of the Rock of the Island of St Georges.
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