How to Spend a Day in Kotor

How to Spend a Day in Kotor


Long known for its cobblestone streets and high limestone mountains towering over one of the most scenic bays, Kotor adds up to a stunning beauty. These days, there’s more than enough to eat, see and shop for in a day in Kotor.

Meander along the Seaside Promenade of Dobrota

Dobrota is located close by the Old Town of Kotor and looks straight on to Mount Vrmas. It is a great place to find little seafront cafes, where you can truly enjoy the old surroundings of the Bay of Kotor. This seaside neighborhood is worth a stroll beside numerous little stone jetties and old palaces.

Shop through Old Town Kotor

The rich Montenegrin history, culture and traditions are in Old Town Kotor. You’ll find buildings dating back hundreds of years such as medieval churches and palaces. In addition, it has various boutiques. Pop in to pick up a souvenir for your home, or just to admire the beauty, then buy a shirt or dress — in a UNESCO World Cultural Site.

Hike the Kotor City Walls

From the main square in the Old Town, you reached a set of stairs with a ticket office at the top at either the city’s South Gate or near the North Gate. Only 1,350 stairs up to the top where the St. John's Fortress sits at an altitude of 260m. It’s the perfect place to see all of the Bay of Kotor.

Enjoy Dinner at Tanjga

This modern, laid-back restaurant and butcher’s shop specializes in delicious, natural food. With a particular focus on meat marinated to perfection and grilled to just the right degree of tenderness, guests can enjoy enormous sharing platters of pork, beef or chicken with fresh garden salads and fries. All their meat and vegetables are locally-sourced to provide an authentic, regional taste.