Kotor, Montenegro – This is Why I Shouldn’t Be Telling You About Kotor

Pretty girl of Kotor, Montenegro.
Kotor, Montenegro.
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ne grilled fish, one squid, a basic “shopska” salad, one local beer, and a glass of mineral water. A “local” style restaurant. Nothing fancy. Price? $77 US dollars. More than the average weekly wage in many Balkans nations. After the admittedly delicious meal, I returned to the “Bait and Switch” hotel. Booked online, as usual, it all looked great. I turned up at the rather nice reception, only to be taken down the street, around a corner, upstairs into a musty apartment that smelled of, well, old.

In the distance, seven huge cruise ships were docked in the harbor. The historic streets were jam packed with thousands of tourists, a maelstrom of one English conversation blending into another, as I necessarily navigated through huge groups of guided package tourists. Homogeneous people, dressed alike, sporting the same tourist trinkets I’d seen a thousand times before. Apart from the admittedly stunning location, this was all eerily similar to all the other “hot” tourist destinations on Earth.

But enough about Split – Croatia’s city on the sea.

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The week before all of that, I was in Kotor, Montengro.

And everything, was better in Kotor.

 

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Looking down on Kotor, and the Bay of Kotor, Montenegro.
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Street level in Kotor’s old town, Montenegro.
The Bay of Kotor, Montenegro.
The Bay of Kotor, Montenegro.
Sveti Stefan, Montenegro.
The historical island city of Sveti Stefan, Montenegro. Just 6km’s from Budva, and about an hour’s drive from Kotor. Ask me why the beach is so empty..

Located on a “Ria” (let’s not let geographical pedantic-ism get in the way, call it a “Fjord” if you must) in a secluded part of Montenegro, Kotor is a tiny city that is over 2000 years old. Like a good mullet, there are two sides to Kotor. Up front is deep, clean, blue, water. At the back are mountains – littered with walled fortifications from the Venetian period, mixing it up with ruins from the early middle ages. Kotor is remarkably, stunningly, beautiful – a comfortable and confident blend of on-trend old world prettiness, with a genuine lived in feel. Despite the authenticity of the UNESCO listed old town, somehow, even the occasional cruise ship (or more likely, luxurious yacht) sitting in the water right across from the main street doesn’t seem out of place. Nor ostentatious.

Montenegro shares historical similarities with other Balkan countries. Illyrians, Romans, Slavs, Ottomans, Byzantines, Venetians, and Serbians have all controlled the rugged land at one point in the last couple of millennia or so. More recently, Montenegro was a republic within the former Yugoslavia. The twenty-first century configuration saw Montenegro joined at the hip with Serbia, forming the aptly named nation “Serbia and Montenegro”. Finally, only as recent as 2006, citizens of Montenegro declared independence from Serbia, and formed the young nation it remains today.

Although tourism numbers have increased in the first few years of the new Montenegro, during 2012 only 55,000 fortunate tourists arrived in Kotor. For a small town with a permanent population of less than 15,000, this is a huge number to be sure. However, like a small apartment with large windows, Kotor feels bigger than it really is. Even just before peak season the streets were comfortably uncrowded. Compared to neighboring Croatia, where in Dubrovnik often more than 15,000 tourists self-herd themselves into the old city walls at the same time (soon to be 30,000 as the Game of Thrones bandwagon rolls in to town), it’s fair to say that Kotor remains a tier below just-up-the-road Dubrovnik in the tourism stakes.

Which is perplexing. Kotor has the beauty, the rich and diverse history, and is easily accessible from the more popular tourist destinations nearby (or even on Tito’s train). It’s not the price – Kotor is cheaper than the Croatian coast, and just a little more expensive than it’s neighbour to the North, Serbia. Prices remain reasonable in Kotor – especially considering the added value of the natural surroundings which are after all, free.

 

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Budva, Montenegro.
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True story – I was standing in my underwear when I took this photo.
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Phillipa : “Can you put your pants back on?” Me: “Why?”. Budva, Montenegro.
Kotor laundry
It’s clear to see that Kotor remains a real town, with real people – not just a tourist attraction.
Budva, Montenegro
I saw this scene at Budva. Moments later, I had stripped to my jocks and jumped into the water.
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Exploring an abandoned Hotel in Kotor. This was inside. Yes, Montenegro is a dream land.
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Ah. Boats. Montenegro.
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Mean Streets of Montenegro, abridged version.
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The building on the left, with three shuttered windows running across – our temporary home in Kotor.
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Taxi in Perast, Montenegro.
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Our transport for the weekend. When I was dreaming. Kotor, Montenegro.
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Now I’m just adding random photos of amazing views – of which there are many in Montenegro.
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She was like this for at least an hour. Budva, Montenegro.
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Does it look real? Kotor, Montenegro.

 

Indeed, it’s amazing that a town like Kotor can still be fabulously enjoyed on the cheap. Sharing accommodation expenses meant paying not much at all to stay in a nice, fully equipped hostel within the city walls of old town Kotor. I’m not normally a hostel kind of guy, but in this case, I’m glad I chose well. The price was a similar rate to our digs in other Montenegro locations like Budva and Podgorica. My newly developed “Pasta Balkana” recipe was a hit, consisting of fresh ingredients from a local market, and the usual cheap (but always fresh and non-franchised) takeaways such as Burek and Pizza abound. Beer and wine is inexpensive by European standards, even in the hot spots of the old town.

Even the most spectacular day trips are still cheap (update, even in 2016!) – the “Great Montenegro Tour” is really, well, great. A tour through stunning mountainous roads, worlds-best scenic lookout points, historic villages, swimming in crystal-clear waters at beautiful pebble beaches, river rafting, tasting local delicacies, and of course, sampling Rakija, can be had for around 35 Euro. This is ridiculously good value by any tourism standard anywhere on the planet – but with such a feast for your eyes and soul in Montenegro, it’s potentially the best value day out you’ll ever have in your life (if you’re in Monetengro, it’s worth checking out everything these guys have on offer, you’ll find something of great value – and BTW, no, I didn’t accept any free tours).

Montenegro has the appearance of a dream land. Non-stop mountainous views, with an almost unimaginable coast line. Not since visiting New Zealand have I seen such striking landscapes. And it’s not just Kotor – Budva, the resort town about an hour away, has more than a fair share of allure. It’s a powerful draw – getting up close to the Adriatic Sea at Budva, I was overwhelmed with the impulse to jump straight in. Perast, the island city of Sveti Stefan, and the capital Podgorica are all worth seeing.

Of everywhere I’ve been since July in 2012, Montenegro would be my number one pick for a short-stay vacation. Travelling continuously for over 11 months now, I can hardly call visiting Kotor, and Montenegro, a “holiday”. But it really was. A week of pure spectacle, with just enough fellow tourists around to remind me that I was a visitor, not a stayer. If you’re thinking of visiting, do it as soon as possible. Kotor is future-bound to be much more crowded, and much more expensive.

Back in Split, Croatia – the very first local I spoke to, asked me where I had just come from.

I mentioned Kotor.

She gave me a funny look, recoiled, and said “I’m not sure why people think it’s so great there”.

Hopefully, she’ll see these photos.

Nate

 

PS, the Balkans is over, for now. I spent five months in the region, and visited every country except for Kosovo. Apologies to Kosovo, I’ll return. The Balkans is a remarkable part of the world, every region I visited had remarkable highlights. I know, beyond shadow of doubt, I would be happy to spend another big chunk of my life just in South Eastern Europe.

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65 thoughts on “Kotor, Montenegro – This is Why I Shouldn’t Be Telling You About Kotor

    1. Haha oh, hi Linda! Oops! I was actually going to include a “some of my best friends are from Split” disclaimer (which is absolutely true) I will return to Split, in the middle of Winter, when it’s snowing ;) It really is a beautiful place, but it’s also just too packed to enjoy (for me). Different strokes for different folks… importantly, I’m 100% certain I would have had a ball, tourists or not, if our paths crossed in Split. Hopefully one day!

    1. Hey Laurence.. yes the whole coastline is magnificent. I can think of far worse ways to spend a summer than cruising from Croatia down to Greece, via Montenegro!

    1. Hi Zenon – I really enjoy exploring abandoned buildings! The hotel was located very close to the center of town in Kotor, right on the water. You can’t miss it. And thanks for the link – I actually drove right near there a couple of months ago – and noticed another huge abandoned hotel on the other side of Struga as well (Eurotel?)…

  1. The secret’s out! We must have been there around the same time as we kept seeing your boat wherever we went! I loved our stays in Kotor and Budva. Both different but interesting from their own perspective. I happen to agree with you on Split too…two hours was too long for me!

    1. Ahh… we could of had a coffee! The secret is out, I’m sure Kotor will just get more crowded in the coming years. And totally agree – to be honest, two hours in Split was too long for me as well (I hope my friends from Split don’t read this haha).

  2. I loved Montenegro. We hopped a cheap flight from Barcelona to Dubrovnik, stayed there before the summer crowds rolled in (my companion is also big into Game of Thrones) and then took the bus down to the bay. The people were so lovely and the abandoned cities incredible – and they seemed to have free wi-fi EVERYWHERE! Budva didn’t impress me much, though I really liked Perast and our little post of Herceg-Novi.

    1. I think everyone loves Kotor! Budva – it’s an amazing place as well, but possibly a little too developed – maybe it’s lost some of it’s charm. I enjoyed every place I visited in Montenegro. I passed through Dubrovnik, and I’m with you – when I choose to explore it further, it won’t be during peak season!

    1. No! But… I went to the place you recommended, and they were booked solid – this was five minutes after they opened. I asked the son for a recommendation of a similar joint, and thus I ended up paying $77 for a meal for two (it was certainly tasty, but very poor value for money).

    1. Definitely – Kotor has similarities with Norway, it’s just a bit warmer, and a LOT cheaper! I’m heading back to the Netherlands in a week or so, just for a couple of weeks, and then I’m not locked in for anywhere… which means I need to start planning… haha.

  3. So many places have a self-sustaining allure. They get famous for some reason or another (and quite often deservedly so), and then people hear the name and dream of going there for years. If Game of Thrones were filmed in Kotor, they’d get the attention instead. I remember being there after visiting Croatia a few years before and thinking how it had the same sorts of things to offer, but no one seemed to know about it. But then again, it’s nice that places like this can still be relatively quiet.

    1. OCD, it really is a great thing that places as nice as Kotor can still be relatively quiet. I’m sure there are plenty of these sorts of places around the world, but people are keeping it to themselves. And good on them. Also, I’ve been checking your blog, love your style. Was thinking about hitting Ukraine later this year…. if you come back and read this comment, tell me what the crowds-of-tourists situation is in Odessa. Cheers.

      1. I was there in 2007, and I thought Odessa was a relatively undiscovered, upscale party town with a nice, walkable town center and pretty wild nightlife in the Arcadia district. The tourists that do show up are occasionally seedy, however. There was an Irish pub around the corner from the hostel I stayed in, and you could see arranged marriage meetups all the time. Plus, Kiev has gone from 3 hostels to 50 in the last 5 or 6 years. I think Ukraine is big enough to absorb a lot of traffic and still feel authentic, but it’s definitely going to feel more touristy than before. But I think it’ll probably be okay, particularly when compared to Western Europe. Plus, I had a great time there. Aside from the obvious Kiev and Odessa, check out Lviv and the Crimea. And thanks for reading my blog!

        1. Odessa is finished. First of all the water is polluted and the Russians abandoned Odessa and so there is nobody in Arcadia. I was there last summer twice and I would not recommend it anymore. Also it is important for people to go somewhere for a reason, especially left wing “Hillary Clinton” types and overweight people stay in America. Unless you have a good reason to visit these places please do not come over to spoil them or for the love of a trek or for Game of Thrones or some such nonsense! Stay at home or go to some other places.

  4. What a stunning place to visit! I love a place with mind boggling views and vistas. Hopefully this place will somehow stay a little off the tourist radar and not get spoiled by mass tourism, that would be a total shame. Definitely sounds like my kind of place and I’ll be adding it to the list.

  5. I heart Monternegro. My Husband and I visited this beautiful country last May, and loved it more than Croatia. I feel reluctant to give away too much information about this place, as I want it to avoid being spoilt by mass tourism.

    1. Hey Vaishyv..I know what you mean… fortunately Yomadic is still low-key enough that I can’t single handedly alter the destiny of Montenegro tourism ;) Let’s hope we get to enjoy it one more time, I have a feeling the word will get out soon…

  6. Wow – gorgeous and interesting pics as always. These have me frantically searching for a spreadsheet to note down where to go and where not to go! Crossing my fingers we will come across you somewhere in the world Mr Nate!

  7. Amazing photos and what a beautiful lady at the top!! I had the chance to go to romania and i was stunned how beautiful the ladies and people were. I hope you stop by romania just some unbelievable places there

    1. Thanks David, and I agree – the lady is beautiful. I couldn’t resist taking a photo. As for Romania – it’s looking like I may be there *very* soon….

  8. Kotor is adorable indeed (great photos by the way). I guess some destinations are more popular because of the exposure they get on the media. That doesn’t mean they are better than othe rmore unknown destinations. There are a lot of affordable, amazing and fun places to go without breaking the bank.

  9. Too many people refer to Dubrovnik as Croatia. Maybe you should travel to Postira in Brac or Bol in Brac, or Hvar Old town or Korcula or Vis, or the quaint towns of Trogir or Primosten. Or maybe even Sibenik and the Krke national park or Plitvice national park(look them up on google images) or the town of Rovinj. Montenegro is beautiful but again people just refer to the Bay of Kotor as the whole country. Croatia has so much more- too many tourist just hop of a plane in Dubrovnik or Split see the mass crowds and think that is Croatia. Croatia has so much more- take the time and do your research instead of just going to Split – split is a major port for all the other islands so of course it is busy.

    1. I have visited Croatia several times this year, and have crossed the county from North/South/East/West, by bus, train, and private car. My other posts includes stories about Zagreb, Mali Losinj, and Krk (for example).

      And I agree with you – Montenegro is beautiful, and Split is full of mass crowds.

  10. Oh my God! I love Kotor. Dad’s family lived there for 1600 years. I went few times over there to see where I am coming from, and it is absolutely stunning. Hope it wont get invaded like Split and Dubrovnik by tourists. It is private, classy and secluded place. I dare to say the prettiest place I’ve seen so far, and I traveled the world.

    1. Incredible story, London. I agree, Kotor is one of the most incredible looking towns I have ever seen, anywhere on Earth – such fantastic natural landscape.

  11. Hey Nate,
    Big fan of your work, my girlfriend and I are on our second year long round the world and we are heading down the Balkins now, so we have used your website alot for inspiration and itinerary ideas. Kotor is definitely on there, despite being abit late in the season, its nice to dodge the crowds when we get a chance, and coming from the south west of Australia, the cold water is no problem.

    Im by no means a photographer, but I do really enjoy using the Xpro1. Its a fun camera, but the past 2 weeks I’ve felt so uninspired and basically haven’t taken a shot I’m proud of in a while. But revisiting this page to show my girlfriend what Kotor looks like, and seeing your 4th photo “The Bay of Kotor” again has got me very inspired. Im sorry if this has been asked before or you’ve covered it somewhere and I havent seen it but is there much post production in your photos. This shot just looks amazing with a real film feel. Im really digging it, I lack alot of knowledge on PP, so it’d be nice to hear what you do.

    Anyway, just wanted to let you know that your photos are very inspiring.

    Take care,
    Brett

    1. Hey Brett! Kindred spirits (I’m from Perth, and also into my second year of travel, travelling with my girlfriend, and in the Balkans right now).

      As for the 4th photo : I never do a heap of PP on my photos. I would say, with that photo, it looks that way for a few reasons. 1st, the position of the sun (kind of over my right shoulder). 2nd, it was late in the day – photos always look 1000 times better in “the golden hour”. 3rd, I took the photo through a bus window – so perhaps there was some tinting/polarising in the bus windows that added to the feel of the photo. If you look at the lighter patch of water in the left of the frame, you can see it looks slightly blurry – this was due to the bus travelling at about 60kmh at the time. From memory, I dialed it to 1/500th or 1/1000th to try and eliminate the blur.

      In general, I try to get the photos right, in the camera. Natural light is everything, I just can’t emphasise that enough. I was told that a long time ago, by a really accomplished photographer. I take a lot of photos, and so many of them, despite the perfect composition and interesting scene – I just won’t use, as the light was wrong. Above all, every photographer needs to understand light and the effect it has on every photo. You really don’t need much PP, when you have an XPro1 and the light is perfect. It seems like a beginners tip – but it’s not – the best photographers all have that in common – they understand light. I’m still working on it, it’s so nuanced and complex.

      In general, for most photos, I would adjust the sharpening – I add a bit for the web. If I was printing the photos, then I wouldn’t bother so much with the sharpening. I’d look carefully at the contrast. But again, I try not to take any photos with blown highlights or dark patches – the Xpro has that “blinking” highlights mode, so you can see straight away if things are too bright, and if they are, just down the exposure dial and shoot again.

      Occassionally, I will play with filters in Lightroom, more for fun than anything else. It’s really obvious when I do – look at the Skopje architecture shots for an example.

      I’m not a massive fan of actually spending time in PP – I believe it’s necessary, and effective, but I just don’t have time to do it properly!

      Good luck with it all, if you see that I’m anywhere near you guys, send me a message!

      PS, I’ve looked at your tumblr – nice shots! Most of them are close to perfect. Guessing you’ve got the 35/1.4?

      1. Im from a couple of hours south of you but its been a while since ive been there permanently.

        Your street photography is so…engaging. I’m slowly but surely trying to ask people and realising that a simple no is really the worse that happens.

        Its refreshing to hear that there isn’t much PP, sometimes I feel like abit of a amateur not knowing all the PP tricks and tips. But thank you for the compliments. I’m only young but trying to learn as much as I can. I do tweak the exposure and contrast a little but I am 99% happy with how the JPEGS come out.

        I do have the 35mm and the got the 18mm in a camera store in Kyoto when the dollar was strong. Both so great.

        Ill definitely keep up to date with where you are at, and hopefully bump into you at some point.

        Take care,
        Brett

  12. $77 is about €55 and I’m sure is not ‘more than the average weekly of any Balkan country’. That is completely absurd. I doubt any of those countries have weekly salarys below this (taking my facts from nowhere in particular as you have done). Look at Greece despite the crisis and Turkey. The number must be 4-5 times this, and you were talking average!!!!! What about below average? Widespread malnutrition would be abundant in all these countries if this were the case. They must have been extremely greatful for the opportunity to pick your pocket change from the floor.

    1. Conor Madigan of Copenhagen, from Wikipedia:

      Albania average net salary $61 US dollars.

      Sorry, but $77 dollars is more than $61 dollars. I have given you a source, and an example of a Balkan nation with a lower weekly salary.

      Once you have spoken to as many real life people in the Balkans as I have, rather than inanely trolling the internet all day, you will see it’s a whole different world down here. Many, many people get paid less than that. Pensioners/unemployed have it much worse.

      Next comment you make try not be as much of an asshole.

    2. Conor – you on crack!

      Is this your first visit to Yomadic? Are you not aware that Nate has spent months in this area, talked to loads of locals and doesn’t generally pluck figures out of his arse?

      Your comment that widespread malnutrition would be abundant had me laughing on the floor!

      Tosser!

  13. Hi We are travelling form Dubronik to Montenegro and really dont know wher to stay BUdva or Kotor. We want beauty and Views but we also want gorgeous beaches and some nightlife but not Clubbing. We are looking at Muo but not sure. We love sunbathing, Snorkling, exploring, eating, wine, nice people. Please can anyone help.

  14. Hi, montenegro is a great country to travel, many beautiful places to visit, kotor is simply amazing, one of the best towns ive been around. I stayed in petrovac which was a lovely seaside village, quite small and unspoilt, my favourite trip was a boat trip on lake skadar, words cannot describe how stunning this place is. Im loving your blog and glad to see the xpro and 18mm getting some serious action. Cheers, jon

  15. Hi! Your photos are great. So inspiring! And really nice to also have well-written and informative and interesting posts (the former being my biggest complaint with most travel or photography blogs). I’ve traveled around the Balkans a bit, but am headed to Albania & Montenegro soon for the first time. Kotor will be the first stop but haven’t found anything inspiring on airbnb or wikitravel (for 3 people (boyfriend plus a friend who would prefer his own room and a real bed :) so I guess we’re also a bit picky). So was wondering, in your experience was it similar to other Balkan countries in that it’s relatively easy to show up and find an apartment/have women swarm around you with maps and photos at bus stations? Or do you have any tips about a website many people use there (you mention booking in advance in one post)? The place you stayed in looks quite cute and possibly quiet (a big plus!) and not too remote! Many thanks in advance!

  16. Love this blog. Great (honest and raw) insights into ‘alternative’ travel destinations.

    Upon finding this particular article, I recently followed your advice and took a bus from Dubrovnik to Kotor as a bit of a detour from a Croatian trip.

    Highlight of the 3 weeks in Croatia (& Kotor)! Was amazing. And your description of it certainly did not disappoint.

    I loved Croatia, did a sailing tour which was amazing, but Montenegro was something else. Made me very keen to go deeper into the Baltics and Eastern Eurpope and find more ruined fortresses. I will be reading plenty of your articles.

    Interesting to hear your from Perth, I lived near Fremantle.

    Thanks again,

  17. I realize that I’m years behind on this blog but I only did just find it. I’ve been researching Montenegro for a trip this Spring (2015). I was in Belgrade last year and loved it. Hoping to drive from Belgrade to Kotor. Great photos! Would love to explore that abandoned hotel.

    1. Hey Mike, the hotel is easy to find – right next to the center of Kotor. It would be a GREAT idea to drive, I’ve done the same drive several times and it’s one of the worlds great journeys in my opinion.

  18. Great blog and pix. I had a week in Montenegro in the autumn, 1 night in Podgorica, 4 in Kotor and 2 in Bar.
    Totally loved every minute of it! Kotor, in addition to being stunningly photogenic itself, is also a great base to explore Budva, Herceg Novi and Perast on local buses. And the city walls all illuminated at night – wow, just WOW!
    I wanted to have a look around the ruined abandoned Hotel Fjord but 2 security guys were having none of it :(
    There’s another old communist type abandoned hotel near Risan, en route to Perast. Good excuse for you to go back again, Nate ;)

  19. Hey Nate – first off, love the photos, this looks unreal!!

    Totally late on this blog too but wondering if you had any suggestions for me. I’ll have about 3 days (starting from Split) to explore the Southern coast in July and was hoping to drive from Split to Kotor (1 night/1 day), then to Dubrovnik (2 nights/1.5 days) and back to Split. Think that’s too much? After reading your post I’m wondering if I should shift my schedule and focus on Kotor! Any suggestions welcome (including any must see or hidden pit stops along the road trip!).

    1. That should be fine – it’s not too far from Dubrovnik to Kotor, if you are driving, it’s easy. I don’t know a lot about Dubrovnik – but staying overnight is a good idea. HAVE FUN!

  20. Hi yomadic ! I found ur blog extremely interesting since, as mine, is focused on places not too touristic!
    This summer I am planning to go to Albania and Montenegro. What are in your opinion the places I should visit in 10-12 days? Are they enough?

    Thanks a lot!
    Marco
    daytripandmap.com

  21. Planning a trip to Kotor this summer (July/Aug 2016, has to fit in with school holidays unfortunately!), looking for some nice beaches for my teenagers to swim from (we don’t do resorts but would like some basic facilities) – any recommendations?

    Also looking at Palazzo Radomiri for accommodation but also open to self-catering – is Palazzo Radomiri worth it? Am hoping we will have time to do train journey to Belgrade also.

    Thanks for a great blog, will look at some of the recommendations from other – Lake Skader in particular. Can’t wait to visit Montenegro for the first time.

  22. So….why is the beach at Sveti Stefan so empty? And is it easy/expensive/cheap/ to reach by taxi from Kotor? Thanks!

    1. The beach is divided into two – that half of the beach you have to pay for, and it’s really expensive. Something like 50 Euro’s from memory. On the other side of the divider, the beach is just as nice! As for a taxi from Kotor – I can’t recall the price. I don’t remember it being expensive, and there is likely to be a local bus as well – which would be very cheap.

  23. We found your information re Montenegro fascinating and we are definetly considering a visit there Regards Rhonda and Leon

  24. This looks like an amazing town! Could you please tell me where from you took that last picture before the map, with the rooftop overview and the water? It looks like a really good spot for an engagement proposal! Thanks!

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