Big things come in small packages. That is exactly the case with the little town of Kotor. It is absolutely beautiful and delightful. It is every traveler’s dream, to be honest. If you have been pondering about all the great things that you could do while you’re on vacation in this little town of Montenegro, check out the following list of 10 happening things that will make you enjoy your time in Kotor to the fullest. Read on to find out more about it.
1. There is nothing better than getting to explore the Old Town
There can be no experience better than getting to explore the beautiful town that you are visiting. And if that pretty town is Kotor, then just be assured that you will fall in love with its beauty and its charming elegance. It is simply stunning. If you have always wanted to become a wanderer, now is your time to shine. The cute little Old Town is a place that you will never actually get lost (but metaphorically speaking, you definitely would!) this town is so charming that you will want to keep wandering on its streets. It is not just a treat to the eyes, but it is also a treat for all your senses. It is simply breathtakingly beautiful.
2. How about some fresh shopping at the Old Town Market?
If markets interest you, you should definitely check out the beautiful market in Old Town. It is pure gold. About every other edible thing is available here and the sights, the smells, will lure you into taking a stroll through it. It is so vibrant and beautiful. Also, if you want to pick up some absolutely fresh flowers, you could do that too.
3. Show some love to the purring little fur babies at the Cats Museum
Do you have a thing for a quirky museum? Are you a cat person? Are the furry little purring machines your best friends? Well if your answers are yes, then congratulations, Kotor has something great in store for you. A beautiful Cat Museum! Yes, you heard it right! A cat museum sounds like something very dreamy, right? Well, it is actually very real. At only one euro a ticket, you will be able to get into something that is totally about cats and all the love and affection that they stir in the humans. You will definitely love it.
4. Feeling adventurous? Go rafting at Tara River Canyon
If you are somebody who absolutely loves adventures, Kotor definitely has something exciting for you. If you are asking what, here is your answer. You could go white water rafting in Tara River Canyon. It is an experience that you will love and something that will give you all the adrenaline rush that you need. It is definitely one of the most recommendable things to do at Kotor.
5. Don’t forget to climb San Giovanni Castle
If you are an adventurer at heart, you ought to climb up to San Giovanni Castle for the best possible views. It is absolutely marvelous to look at. The scenic view is actually awesome, and all the work that you do to climb up the top of this fortress is totally worth it. You will simply fall in love with it. Do not forget to pack some lunch, some sunscreen and lots and lots of water when you set on this journey. While all the climbing is definitely worth it if you are planning to do it during summer, all the very best for you!
6. Go see the beautiful Blue Cave
If you feel that the clear, bright blue waters of Kotor are calling you out to swim in them, you should never miss out on grabbing that opportunity. It will no doubt be a lifetime experience for you to cherish. It is okay if you do not want to swim. You can always rent out a boat and go sailing to visit the magnificent Blue Cave. Believe it or not, it will surely be going to mesmerize you. The views here are absolutely stunning, and you will definitely love every bit of it. Here is a word of advice – you could visit the Blue Cave and Our Lady of the Rocks on the very same day.
7. St. Nicholas’s Church is a must-visit
If you are a church enthusiast, you certainly have to visit the beautiful St. Nicholas’s Church. Honestly, this Siberian Orthodox Church is quite a sight for your eyes to behold. It is extremely beautiful and majestic. Not only is it wonderful on the outside but also on the inside. A little peek inside will undoubtedly make you fall in love with it because it is absolutely stunning.
8. Do not forget to take a trip to Our Lady of the Rocks
Our Lady of the Rocks is not just great to look at, but it also abounds in history. Situated in the middle of the Bay of Kotor, its beauty is capable of mesmerizing anybody and everybody. A visit to this place does not only expose you to some very beautiful scenic views, but also, it provides a sneak peek into the interesting local history. The legend has it that the islet was actually formed by the fishermen who placed rocks on their paths after every successful voyage. Interesting, is it not? Also, if you are visiting in the month of July, you will get to witness festivities that carry the tradition on. Our Lady of the Rocks is beautiful all year round. However, in July, it just gets more beautiful.
9. Marine history enthusiasts, head to the Maritime Museum
If history and all things marine interest you deeply, then the Marine Museum is the perfect place for you to visit in Kotor. With the location of this beautiful town, it is hardly surprising that anything marine would be of huge importance to the history of this town. It is this that has led to the creation of the wonderful Marine Museum here. When you are in Kotor, do make it a point to pay a visit to this wonderful museum.
10. Fill your hungry tummies at Tanjga Family Restaurant
A happy tourist is also most definitely a very hungry tourist. It is true, is it not? If in all the excitement of the travels, you are wondering as to where you could possibly satiate your hangry, rumbling tummy’s hunger, here is a great restaurant for you. The Tanjga Family Restaurant has all that you could possibly ask to be on the menu. You will get to taste some fresh and authentic local flavors, and the food will comfort your soul and fill your tummy. What more could you possibly want?
Kotor is a really fun and lovely place to visit during the vacations, right? There is no point denying this fact. It has a little something for every tourist so that no one returns heartbroken from here. It is absolutely beautiful, and you should plan to visit it as early as possible.