Atmospheric Kotor is a fortified town on Montenegro’s Adriatic coast, wedged between the brooding limestone cliffs of Mount Lovćen and a beautiful broad bay.
Characterized by cobbled winding streets and squares, this well-preserved medieval old town has earned Kotor’s listing as a UNESCO World Natural and Historical Heritage Site. The ancient architecture includes several Romanesque churches, such as Kotor Cathedral, and the town is a maze of museums, cafe-strewn plazas and Venetian palaces. It's also home to the Maritime Museum, which explores the local seafaring history.
A UNESCO world heritage site since 1979 due to its well-preserved architecture and seamless integration of the town with the sweeping landscape. In the Middle Ages, this natural harbour on the Adriatic coast in Montenegro was an important artistic and commercial centre with its own famous schools of masonry and iconography. The fortifications of Kotor are an integrated historical fortification system that protected the medieval town of Kotor containing ramparts, towers, citadels, gates, bastions, forts, cisterns, a castle, and ancillary buildings and structures.
Perast looks like a chunk of Venice that has floated down the Adriatic and anchored itself onto the bay. Despite having only one main street, this tiny town boasts 16 churches and 17 formerly grand palazzos. The town slopes down from the highway to a narrow waterfront road that runs along its length. At its heart is St Nicholas' Church, set on a small square lined with date palms and the bronze busts of famous citizens. Perast's most famous landmarks aren't on land at all: two peculiarly picturesque islands with equally peculiar histories.
From the southeast side Kotor is surrounded by the limestone massifs of the Mountain Lovćen (1749 m.) Lipa Cave is a karst cave situated close to Cetinje in the Skopska Crna Gora Mountains of Montenegro, with a system of about 2.5 kilometres of passages and halls. It is one of the largest caves in Montenegro.