Kotor is a beautiful town located in Montenegro. It is filled with medieval churches, cathedrals, and palaces. The historic city of Kotor is made up of contrasts. The old squares, with their well-preserved architecture, stand alongside modern cafes and bars. Hear the sound of a serenade drifting down an alleyway, or listen to the echo of footsteps as the travellers explore this charming town.

This port city has been inhabited since the prehistoric era. Illyrians, Romans, Byzantines, Austro-Hungarians, and Venetians have ruled it. These conquerors left many fortunes behind, such as renaissance palaces and baroque towers. Its most monumental testament is the Cathedral of St. Tripun. The abundance of cultural and artistic monuments has set Kotor on UNESCO's list of protected cultural heritage.

The fortress, which is located on a rocky outcrop in Kotor, was initially built in 1333 by Venetian rulers who wanted to protect their territory from intruders. It was rebuilt in 1555 during Turkish rule and again between 1812 and 1822 after Napoleon's forces captured Kotor.

Today, visitors can enjoy panoramic views of Kotor bay, Perast, and Tivat and explore an old military prison inside one of five towers. The stone walls of Fort St John have been rebuilt several times over its history. Still, they retain their original charm with plenty of nooks and crannies to explore.

Cruises to Kotor