Winter can bring snow and frigid temperatures – the Bay of Kotor's turning up the heat this holiday season in more ways than one. From November through New Year's, the Bar of Kotor is ablaze with festive holiday light displays, spicy Southwestern cuisine and dazzling sun-filled days that will chase away the chilly winter blues. And that's just a few of the delights we have in store for you and yours. Read on for more reasons why you'll want to heat up your holidays in Kotor!
When the sun sets, the Bay of Kotor amps up the warm holiday glow with millions of twinkling lights. Charming and beautiful, Kotor is especially gorgeous during the end-of-year festivities. Kotor's streets and citadel are embellished with lights and magnificent decorations that all locals and tourists can enjoy during the holidays. Also, take a stroll through the old-fashioned Christmas Market at Tivat's brightly-lit waterfront to get you in the Christmas spirit and enjoy some tasty treats.
Traveling with the whole family? Not to worry. Kotor has you covered with festive accommodations in its Old Town, and Tivat has its annual "Winter Fairytale" festival on its coast. In addition to a skating rink, your family can enjoy a full day of fun for the kids with the "Magic Forest," a children's play on the ice and a traditional Leontine concert, as well as many other activities in Tivat.
KOTOR HOLIDAY INSPIRATION
There are actually two Christmases in Montenegro – December 25 for Catholics and January 7 for Christian Orthodoxes. If you're looking for some local inspiration to make your Kotor holiday shine, we offer tailor-made tours where you can visit the most beautifully decorated places in Kotor – San Giovanni Fortress, Cat Museum of Kotor, Sveti Tripun (Saint Tryphon's Cathedral), as well as all the reasons why locals love Kotor this time of year.
HOT HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS
If you've got more gifts to buy, head for the myriad shops and boutiques in Old Town Kotor. You'll find the perfect present for everyone on your list. While you’re at it, give yourself the gift of relaxation with some holiday spa treatments at one of the luxury spas on the Bay of Kotor.