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Bay of Kotor - Boka Kotorska

Facts

Bay of Kotor
Population: around 71 000
Interesting record: Largest bay in the Adriatic
Settlements in the area: Kotor, Herceg Novi, Tivat, Risan, Dobrota, Perast

Tourism

If you want to spend a nice day at sea, in the most southern fjord in Europe, you should definitely visit the Bay of Kotor. In fact, the so called fjord is a submerged river canyon of the disintegrated Bokelj River which used to run from the high mountain plateaus of Mount Orjen. The bay has been inhabited since antiquity and has some well preserved medieval towns. Kotor, Risan, Tivat, Perast and Herceg Novi, along with their natural surroundings, are major tourist attractions.


Herceg-Novi
Herceg-Novi

For example Lovcen, a mountain and national park in southwestern Montenegro. The Mount Lovcen rises from the borders of the Adriatic basin closing the long and twisting Bay of Kotor and offers av fabulous view over the town of Kotor.

By boat you could take a panoramic ride through the Bay of Kotor enyoing the sight of steep mountains and calm sea. Don't miss to stop at the small island »Gospa od Škpjela«, the only artificially built island in the Adriatic.

Climate

The Bay of Kotor lies within the Mediterranean subtropical belt. While summers are hot and sunny, autumn, winter and spring are rainy seasons. It is the climate type of the Mediterranean but modifications exist in the vast region.

Kotor
Kotor

Transport

By air

Tivat Airport is the closest airport. Tivat Airport is 5 km away from the town of Kotor, and there are regular flights to Belgrade and Zürich, and dozens of charter planes land daily on Tivat airport during the summer season.

Mamula
Mamula

By car

The Bay of Kotor is connected to the Adriatic Motorway and the rest of the coast and inland Montenegro by Vrmac Tunnel. Inland is reachable by detouring from Adriatic motorway at Budva or Sutomore (through Sozina tunnel). There is also a historic road connecting Kotor with Cetinje, which offers spectacular views of the Kotor bay.

Lovcen
Lovcen



Bay of Kotor - video


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