Visiting the Adriatic coast and staying in small, but beautiful town of Cavtat you have an option of just strolling down the promenade and admiring a view on the sea, or you can embrace one-day adventure and explore the region. One of the alluring sights and places nearby is the city of Kotor in the neighbouring country of Montenegro. Included in UNESCO’s World Heritage Site in 2017, this beautiful town is waiting for you surrounded by limestone cliffs of Orjen and Lovćen. In combination with submerged canyon of the river Skurda, they create a breath-taking view that reminds of fjords in Norway. As the cliffs weren’t enough, old dwellers of Kotor circled it with fortifications during the Venetian period.
Since 2000s it has become rather attractive tourist destination because of the natural environment of the Gulf of Kotor surrounding it and the old town of Kotor itself. The town was first settled in the Roman period under the name of Ascrivium, later to be the part of Dalmatia, Serbia, Hungary, Venice and many more until the independence. All the mixing of cultural influences contributed to the present look of the World Heritage Site of the city. Visiting Kotor there are few places in the town you shouldn’t avoid, such as: St. Tryphon cathedral, Maritime Museum of Kotor (preserving the valuable exhibits of old traditions since the town was old Mediterranean port) and St. Stefan viewpoint.
Being only an hour and a half from Cavtat it would be a shame not to take the opportunity to see the southern-most fjord in Europe. And not so far away, in the same bay, you can find towns like Budva (one of the most favourite places of Sophia Loren, Kirk Douglas, Sylvester Stallone and many more) as well as the small town of Perast whose church Our lady of the Rocks is must see. Take your time and get to know magnificent beauties and history of the Adriatic pearl.