click The final stop of our cruise was Kotor which is said to be the most famous Montenegrin city. It is a beautiful walled city with World Heritage status which is located on Europe’s southern most fjord. I had never heard of Kotor before the cruise but was pleasantly surprised when we arrived.
see It was a truly breathtaking sight when the cruise ship pulled into the port surrounded by mountains. The natural harbour was spectacular and we couldn’t wait to explore.
source We walked through the ancient walls to the centre of the city and discovered crooked streets, cobbled pathways and several churches. There were lots of touristy shops, boutiques selling handmade glass jewellery and bars nestled among the streets. I couldn’t help but gaze up constantly at the mountains that surrounded the city walls.
http://www.dramauk.co.uk/?arapyza=%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%81%D9%88%D8%B1%D9%83%D8%B3-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%AE%D9%8A%D8%A7%D8%B1%D8%A7%D8%AA-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%AB%D9%86%D8%A7%D8%A6%D9%8A%D8%A9-%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%86%D8%B8%D8%A7%D9%85-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%AA%D8%AC%D8%A7%D8%B1%D9%8A-%D8%A7%D9%86%D8%B0%D8%A7%D8%B1%D8%A7&8e3=88 There were lots of cats wandering around the streets and there were cat images stamped all over the items in the shops! It turns that out that Kotor is home to so many cats that they have become the unofficial symbol of the city. There is even a cat museum which we tried to visit but unfortunately it was closed on the day we went! The museum’s donations go towards feeding the stray cats in the city.
http://theiu.org/?alisa=%D8%A8%D9%8A%D8%B9-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A7%D8%B3%D9%87%D9%85-%D9%81%D9%8A-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A8%D9%86%D9%83-%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%81%D8%B1%D9%86%D8%B3%D9%8A&7d8=ca We were lucky enough to visit the St Tryphon’s Cathedral. The interior of the cathedral was beautiful with its pink hues and slim columns. The view from the balcony outside wasn’t half bad either!
After some pizza and an ice cream in one of the local restaurants we headed back to the ship before it set off back to Dubrovnik. Kotor was one of the most beautiful places I have ever visited. I really cannot express how amazing it was to stand on the ship’s balcony and see the mountains on the southern most fjord.
Have you been to Montenegro before or would you ever visit?
Thanks for reading,