Kotor, Montenegro – The Perfect Autumn City Break

  • By Luštica Bay
  • 27 Sep, 2013
One of the most beautiful and historic cities in Montenegro, has to be Kotor. Just twenty minutes from  Tivat airport , it is the ideal destination for a European city break.
Steeped in tradition and history, for those interested in soaking up a city’s culture, then Kotor is a contender. A  UNESCO World Heritage site , the old city was built between the 12th and 14th centuries and is filled with medieval architecture and historic monuments. One highlight is the Clock Tower. This well known symbol of Kotor dates from the 17th century and occupies a central position in the square opposite the main gate. For the very dedicated historians, guests can walk the four kilometres plus city walls, all the way up to the  fortress of Saint Ivan  – worth it not only for its impressive preservation but for the birds eye view of Kotor.
Fear not however if you fancy a livelier scene, partygoers will not be disappointed. At night, various quaint little alleys in town reverberate with the thumping of local techno anthems, and squares become packed with people enjoying local beer and cocktails. A   must go-to   club includes Maximus – with capacity for over 4,000 people this club regularly hosts big names and concerts.

Kotor will also please foodies as it showcases Montenegrin cuisine to a tee. One of the best known restaurants in Kotor, is  Ellas  which specialises in local dishes. The large terrace overlooking the sea and the romantic décor also makes  the Galion , at the Vardar hotel, an attractive option, as do the succulent meat dishes.  Bastion  is great for regional specialities and they are known for pairing their meals with local wines.

Kotor is also the perfect place to explore during Montenegro’s quieter, cooler season. If looking to visit in October and November, although the days are shorter, the average temperature is between 15 – 19 degrees; ideal conditions for exploring on foot and a late autumn getaway.

Our list of recommended hotels can be found  here .

For a little something to inspire you, we’ve included our  Destination Montenegro  film below, let us know what you think on  twitter .

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