The Bay of Kotor extends 28 kilometres into the interior of Montenegro, making it one of the safest natural harbours in southern Europe. The coast here is strongly branched and surrounded by steep mountain and rocky slopes. This region is particularly charming and still an insider tip for holidaymakers. There is a lot of culture here, a lot of religion and places of election, charming and unspoilt countryside, a wonderful and clean sea, endless sandy beaches and a multitude of bathing possibilities. Reason enough for UNESCO to designate these special features. The Bay of Kotor is a World Heritage Site. History is written in capital letters here. The Bay of Kotor was a fortified town in the Middle Ages. Picturesque towns are typical for Montenegro and also in the Bay of Kotor. Our favourites: Perast, the monastery island Sveti Đorđe with cemetery island Gospa od Skrpjela. The places of pilgrimage show the Orthodox past, such as in the monastery of Savina or the monastery of St. Michael on the island of Otok Cvijeca. Worth seeing churches, mostly built of natural stone, can also be found in the towns of Herceg Novi, Kotor and Risan. The oldest town in the bay is Risan, which dates back to an Illyrian-Greek foundation. Some towns and villages are of Roman origin, such as Kotor and Rose, followed later in the Middle Ages by the founding of places like Herceg Novi. This town, which is also popular with holidaymakers, is situated on the one hand on the moderately steep mountains of the Orjen range and on the other on Topla Bay and is today the largest settlement in the bay. Perast dates back to the Venetian rule and still shows some evidence of this time to its visitors.
Holiday in Europe's southernmost fjord
The Bay of Kotor is considered the southernmost fjord in Europe. The Bay of Kotor is framed by the Orjen Mountains to the west and the Lovćen Mountains to the east. This favours the climatic situation and shields our holiday region in the Balkans from the cold storm of the Bora. The climate is mild, but sometimes with very high precipitation. Long dry periods like in the Mediterranean are rare here. Flora and fauna benefit from this and make the landscape look very green and fresh. In the past, our holiday region around the Bay of Kotor was politically in different hands than the rest of the country. Romans, but also the Habsburgs and the Austrians left their mark on this region of Montenegro for a long time, but the Venetians had a particularly lasting effect. This is clearly visible in the many historical testimonies of many emperors and kings. Tip: The Bay of Kotor is particularly worth seeing for fans of history and religion.