Kotor at the head of the Boka Kotorska Fjord
Located just south of the southern border of Croatia is the small coastline of Montenegro on either side of the mouth of the Boka-Kotorska Fjord. At the head of this fjord is the UNESCO World Heritage City of Kotor. Kotor is an excellent starting location for a crewed yacht charter of Montenegro and Croatia as Dubrovnik, Croatia, also a UNESCO World Heritage site is only 40 nautical miles away from Kotor. Starting your crewed yacht charter of this area embarking from Kotor, Montenegro a UNESCO World Heritage site with the next stop Dubrovnik, Croatia, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is a great way to start your crewed yacht charter of this lovely and historic cruising area. However, don’t start your crewed yacht charter to sail down the lovely fjord between the two UNESCO World Heritage site cities, before exploring Kotor and the medieval walled Old Town, whose walls extend way up into the hillsides behind.
Gate of Old City – Kotor
Kotor, a city of traders and famous sailors is reachable via an international airline flight into either the airport in Dubrovnik, Croatia, or depending on the time of year, into the airport in Tivat. With roots dating back to the 3rd-century AD, when the present site of Kotor was that of a Roman military outpost; the fortress city of Kotor then became a Byzantine stronghold in the 6th century, with the well preserved medieval Old City of Kotor as seen today built between the 12th and 14th century. Medieval architecture and numerous monuments of cultural heritage have made Kotor a UNESCO listed “World Natural and Historical Heritage Site”.
Old City – Kotor
A walking tour is a great way to see Old Town, which is crisscrossed with narrow streets between squares. On a walking tour visit the Naval Museum, housed in an 18th-century Baroque palace, the Cathedral of Sveti Tripun, a monument of Roman culture and one of the most recognizable symbols of the city, the Church of Sveti Luka (13th century), Church Sveta Ana (12th century) Church Sveta Marija (13th century), Church Gospe od Zdravlja (15th century), the Prince’s Palace (17th century) and the Napoleon Theatre (19th century) all of which are treasures that are part of the rich heritage of Kotor. After exploring Old Town, those that would like a vigorous hike should hike the Old Town walls by walking up the main steps and along the parapets, for various great photo ops at various sentry posts.
Kotor Port at Night
After exploring Old Town and the Old Town fortress walls, embark on your crewed yacht charter down the Boka-Kotorska Fjord cruising towards Dubovnik, Croatia.