Where is Kotor and Boka Bay, asked a Dutch relative of mine over the telephone just as I was preparing to discuss their holiday arrangements to Croatia and Dubrovnik for the forthcoming summer tourist season. To be honest with you somehow I was not shocked to hear this question.
On daily basis, my clients are making queries about Montenegro and UNESCO protected city of Kotor is high up on their “must visit” list.
More and more tourists who visit Dubrovnik and Croatia decide to spend the part of their holiday in Montenegro. Why is then Kotor in Boka Bay so special as Montenegro offers a wide range of opportunities which are waiting to be explored, culture and beauty wise. In my personal view apart from the ancient capital Cetinje, Kotor is interesting from the perspective of cultural heritage and it is laid at the end of what is many would agree the most beautiful and I do believe the only Mediterranean fiord. The contrast of the mountains and the just looks amazing and the fact is Kotor resembles Dubrovnik at least in the sense of its old glory days which date back to the renaissance and the architectural composition of its palaces and their cute appearances.
The city was destroyed in a massive earthquake in 1979 and it took ten lengthy years to restore it back to the previous state using natural materials and stones that were taken from the local quarries.
Kotor is experiencing its renaissance period once again as the luxury cruise companies have routed it as a hot destination. To get there by car one has to enjoy 33 km scenic ride with an amazing view that would let you pass by Boka Bay two famous islets, St Nicholas and much more famous, the artificial one Our Lady of the Rocks. When you start this car journey at Kamenari, just turn left and do not embark on the ferry, make sure that on your way to Kotor you pass through thr picturesque town of Perast.
Must dash off to tell my relatives from Holland, all about Boka Bay.