Kotor, Montenegro

Kotor is a gorgeous coastal town in Montenegro-the newest country in the world. It is located in the most secluded part of Gulf of Kotor. The town has a population of 13,500, and is the administrative center of the Kotor municipality.

The old Mediterranean port of Kotor, surrounded by a most impressive city wall is very well preserved and protected by UNESCO. The Gulf of Kotor, one of the most indented parts of the Adriatic Sea is sometimes called the southern-most fjord in Europe. With the nearly overhanging limestone cliffs of Orjen and Lov?en, it creates one of the great Mediterranean landscapes and part of a stunning coastal drive along the Montenegran Coast from Albania to Croatia.

In recent years, Kotor has seen a steady increase in tourists attracted by both the natural beauty of the Gulf of Kotor and the old town of Kotor itself. It was packed with tourists but not to the point of annoying whern I was there yesterday. The city has a lot to do for such a small place including a treacherous climb up the mountain behind the city in severe heat to a protective fortress that gives some of the most breathtaking views of any fjord I have ever seen (I will put the pictures up when I get back).

I really enjoyed my time in Kotor and Montenegro in general is just gorgeous, we also passed the through the other coastal towns which really make up the crux of the country in Budva and Bar. I look forward to backtracking back through Montenegro and reliving the coastal drive down into Albania.

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  1. I agree Montenegro is beautiful. I thought Serbia is actually the newest country in the world.

  2. Montenegro broke away from Serbia in a narrow vote for independence making it the worlds newest country. Im sure Kosovo wont be far behind.

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