After a week in Albania, we continued our backpacking through the Balkans journey by taking a bus from Tirana towards North to Kotor, a fortified Medieval town and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Montenegro.
Kotor is a beautifully preserved fortified, Medieval town with a vibrant history on Montenegro’s Adriatic coast, in a bay near the limestone cliffs of Mt. Lovćen. The Bay of Kotor is one of the prettiest bays in the world.
Picturesque medieval town of Kotor is a maze of museums, churches, cafe-strewn squares, and Venetian palaces and pillories. It’s a dramatic and delightful place where the past coexists with the present; its cobblestones ring with the sound of children racing to school in centuries-old buildings, lines of laundry flutter from wrought-iron balconies, and hundreds of cats, the descendants of seafaring felines.
Pictures below are from our few days of wandering through Kotor’s labyrinth of narrow cobblestone streets.
While staying in the old town of Kotor, we made a day trip to Perast, an old town on the Bay of Kotor, situated a few KM northwest of Kotor. The town has monuments of the Illyrian, Roman and early Christian periods. The town was founded by the Illyrians, named after one of the local tribes—Pirusti. The town is noted for its proximity to the islets of St. George and Our Lady of the Rocks
During our stay in Kotor, we made a day trip by a public bus to Budva, a town in on the Adriatic Sea, a part of the Budva Riviera and a group tour to North Montenegro.
After five days in Montenegro, we continued our backpacking through the Balkans journey to Dubrovnik, another fortified town and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Croatia.
In May 2017, 23 days before I was going to complete 50 years, grabbed an opportunity and took an early retirement.. Picked up a backpack and traveling ever since.. Love to travel around the world, experience different culture, local cuisine & drinks .. and take pictures.. so far been to 108 countries and still counting...