11 Photos to Inspire You to Visit Kotor, Montenegro

11 Photos to Inspire You to Visit Kotor, Montenegro

Kotor, Montenegro: An overlooked gem I had no idea I would fall in love with. Quaint and charming, we visited in late Fall and were virtually the only foreigners in the city. Kotor is often ignored, nestled between tourism giants like Croatia, Greece and Italy–but I think a trip to the Balkans would be incomplete without stopping by this gorgeous waterfront town. Here are 11 photos from my recent trip to inspire you to check out this amazing city. You won’t regret it!

 

Yet another church in the Old City

The downtown Old City is a fantastically preserved example of  a Medieval town, complete with numerous churches built between the 12th and 14th century. I loved hearing all the church bells singing on a Sunday morning.

 

 

Old City of Kotor

The famous clock tower in the Old City center was built in 1602!

 

 

Lake Scurda just after sunriseI definitely recommend waking up early to catch the peaceful Lake Scurda in the morning.

 

 

Kotor, Montenegro 10 Photos To Inspire You to Visit Kotor Montenegro www.awestruckabroad.com 8The water was so calm and still, it was like glass. Just a gentle fog hovered over the surface. So peaceful!

 

 

The view of the sunset from the top of the fortress overlooking the cityThe view of the sunset from the steps of the ancient Fortifications of Kotor, a Unesco World Heritage Site.

 

 

Downtown Kotor and the Albanian Alps

It’s so beautiful to walk around the downtown and look up and see the Alps towering over the city.

 

 

A beautiful church in an Old City cortyardThe Church of Sveti Luka (St. Luke) is a Serbian-Orthodox church in the Old City built in 1195. (I can’t wrap my head around how old these buildings are!!!) In the Middle Ages, this church once held both Catholic and Orthodox altars at the front, and each denomination took turns having services there.

 

 

The outer barricades of the ancient city walls remain intact after hundreds of years The outer barricades of the ancient city walls remain intact after hundreds of years.

 

 

The southern portion of the Alps guard the beautiful city of KotorKotor not only boasts the beautiful and serene Lake Scurda, but also the powerful Albanian Alps around it.

 

 

Peaceful morning on the Scurda River just outside downtown KotorKotor sits on the peaceful Lake Scurda, shown here in the early hours of the morning.

 

 

Kotor, Montenegro www.awestruckabroad.com 12 Photos to Inspire You to Visit KotorWe loved walking around the Old City when it was nearly empty, and I’m sure this place draws a fun crowd during the summer.

 

 

Kotor, Montenegro www.awestruckabroad.com 12 Photos to Inspire You to Visit Kotor 1Hands down, my favorite photo of Kotor. If this doesn’t convince you to check this place out, I don’t know what will!

 

 

Have you ever been to Kotor? Or is there another hidden gem in Montenegro that I’ve got to check out next? Let me know in the comments!
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12 thoughts on “11 Photos to Inspire You to Visit Kotor, Montenegro

  1. Wow, you really captured the beauty of the city! I would love to visit one day. It’s amazing what people were able to do architecturally so long ago.

  2. You really did a great job taking these pictures! They really inspired me. Montenegro is already on my list for the next year, and I will make sure not to miss that place! Thank you <3

  3. Montenegro looks amazing and you captured it incredibly well! I have never been to Montenegro but no doubt you inspired me to go – it looks magical

  4. OMG! I have to go here. I’ve spent the last 9 months traveling around Europe and have visited Croatia, Greece and Italy and am about to go to Macedonia. I really want to go here after!

  5. Briana these photos are amazing! Montenegro wasn’t on my list but I would definitely add Kotor after reading this. I love medieval history and it’s wonderful to see some of the architecture still standing 🙂

  6. Wow! You weren’t kidding. These photos are gorgeous, and I can’t believe I’ve never heard of this place. I can see myself wandering through the Old City, and taking early morning and sunset walks along the lake. Kotor is definitely going on my “must see” list!

  7. I’d actually never even heard of Kotor (to be honest!) but have always wanted to visit this part of the world. I’ll have to look into this destination more. Thank you!

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