We know it seems an insane hour to be setting your alarm, but waking up at 6:30am for a morning hike over the city is truly worth the early start. Hike to the Castle of San Giovanni , a formidable fortress built between the 9th and 19th centuries. At the top you’ll catch the memorable sun rising over the bay.
Once back in town, breakfast and morning coffee await in The Arms Square , where you’ll find the Clock Tower and surrounding Kotor Palaces. Next, meander around the Old Town taking in some of the town’s landmarks, including the Kotor Cathedral and Maritime Museum .
Enjoy a refreshing walk by the sea and work up your appetite, for Conte is your next stop. This delightful seafood restaurant overlooks the sea as well as famed Montenegrin landmarks Our Lady of the Rock and St. George’s Island . Wash that fresh seafood down with a glass of fine local wine.
After lunch, head back to Kotor for some more exploring. Let the enticing cobbled streets of the old town draw you in where you’ll find amiable boutiques and cafes.
When evening falls, walk off the day down the promenade and onto the marina; choose popular gastronomic haunt Galion for supper. The view of Kotor from Galion is unrivalled, particularly beautiful by night as the city’s walls glow. At Galion, nothing beats a classic steak and local red wine, followed by their signature dessert krempita , a vanilla and custard cream cake.
Despite feeling a little full and weary, you’ll need to remind yourself that the night is still young. First stop is the Old Winery. A lively local bar where you can taste some of the best regional wines and listen to live performing local artists. If you’re up for a real party, there’s no better place than Maximus , the largest nightclub on the Adriatic where inexhaustible fun is to be had.