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Montenegro

Clark Weeks Invites You to the Town of Kotor

The idyllic, little town of Kotor in Montenegro is nestled between majestic limestone cliffs and serene blue waters. Clark Weeks and his wife love Montenegro and hope you will visit and fall in love with it as well. Kotor has spectacular old structures that dot the town’s landscape which is a treat for a history buff. Strolling along the narrow, cobblestone-paved old streets is an experience in itself. The scenic beauty, the delectable cuisine, and the leisurely pace of life all work together to make you’re your time there a truly memorable one. Let’s explore this town in a little more detail.

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Kotor, Montenegro

Location & History

Kotor is located on the Adriatic coast of Montenegro. It is a historical and ancient town that was part of the old Roman empire as well. Since then, it has seen many rulers and brief stints of sovereignty as well. Due to the abundance of historical monuments here it was declared a UNESCO heritage site in 1979. The town is fast emerging as a top tourist destination of Europe and attracting a large number of visitors every year.

Sites to Visit

Kotor offers many attractions to its visitors. We list down some of them below:

Old Town

The old town of Kotor is the best-known site to visit. You can approach it through three different gates. As you walk around its narrow alleys you come across Roman, Baroque, Gothic, and Renaissance-inspired architecture. Kotor has witnessed all these eras in their glories and was an important harbor and commercial city. The imprint of those times is apparent on the buildings. You can hire a guide too who will give historical references as he walks you through the squares and passages.

Cathedrals

The old town has many beautiful and historical churches. The most popular among them is St. Tryphon Cathedral. It was originally built in 1166 and later rebuilt owing to the damage caused by an earthquake in 1667. The building is a mix of Byzantium, Roman, Baroque, and Renaissance styles. Another famous church is St. Nicholas’ church, the main orthodox church of Kotor. Other churches worth a visit are St. Anne’s church, St. Michael’s church, and St. Luke’s church.

Palaces

Kotor has its fair share of royal abodes and among them, Pima Palace is very famous. It is a majestic structure of the 17th century that still stands proud. Another palace, which is now a hotel is Palazzo Drusko. The old town has several palaces tucked between other buildings. You have to pay close attention to find them and then admire their fine balconies, and carved arches.

St. John’s Fortress

Probably the most famous site of the city, it is a fortified structure whose walls encircle the old city. The idea was to protect it from invaders and it was built between the 9th and the 15th centuries. You have to climb some 1350 stairs to reach the top and admire the view from the top. If you do not want to climb all the way, you can stop at a square located somewhere in the middle. The view even from there is stunning.

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Another beautiful view of the town of Kotor

There are many other sites to admire in Kotor like the Church of our Lady of Remedy, Pillar of Shame, Cat museum, etc., and some small towns located nearby like Perast. Clark Weeks and his wife wish you a great time exploring this beautiful city.…

Sailing in Montenegro
Montenegro

Sailing in Montenegro

A tiny package of adventure and beautiful scenery, Montenegro promises a rewarding trip for the uninitiated. The little Balkan nation has something for everyone, for those who want a vigorous physical adventure and for those who simply want to luxuriate in the mild weather. The coast is 200 miles long plus 14 islands to explore. Everyone has heard of sailing the Greek Isles but the Adriatic Coast can match it for beauty and history and charm.

Whatever your purpose, one of the perfect ways to enjoy Montenegro is by sailing.

Why Sail in Montenegro?

The Adriatic Sea Provides Both Unbeatable and Mostly Unexplored Beauty

When you sail by Montenegro in the Adriatic Sea, there is so much to see. The Adriatic sea offers you a view that rarely gets thoroughly appreciated. There may be several tourists who have gone this way before you, but it still feels new and refreshing – as if you were the first to discover it. The coastlines are lined with medieval-flavored towns. The Montenegrins will tell you that they still embrace nature where they are. While sailing, you will see fjord-like bays, a nod towards what you will see further north without having to sacrifice the warm weather. Travel during the July to September season to enjoy the warmth of the sea.

Explore the Port of Bar

Bar is the southernmost port in Montenegro. It is also the largest. But the plus is that the large cruise ships typically don’t come here. The modern city, New Bar, is near the waterfront. Old Bar is four miles inland. It was partly destroyed by an earthquake but is being restored. Parts are being excavated by archaeologists. A lot of Muslims now live in this area and give it an oriental or Turkish sense to the old town.

Montenegro Has Islands To Hop To

Sailing just for the fun of it is a great way to appreciate the area. You can relax with family and friends, through sightseeing and dining in your sailboat. It is also good to have a target direction. There are some islands, such as the Miholjska Prevlaka. This Montenegrin island’s name translates to Island of Flowers. The island may be named Island of Flowers, but the first thing you will notice while approaching is the Monastery of the Holy Archangel Michael. Home to only about a hundred people, this island is an excellent example of how history and nostalgia live on in Montenegro. Oh, and Croatia is just one hop away, too. That would be a bonus for your trip.

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Our Lady of the Rocks (Gospa od Škrpjela), Montenegro

The History Is Romantic and Rebellious

As mentioned in the point above, history is still palpable in Montenegro. For those who want to be surrounded by culture and rebellious uprisings. Montenegro has a rich history of such rebellions. Such rebellions were also strongly associated with folk poetry.

People of Montenegro Mostly Celebrate and Party Near Bodies of Water

Montenegrins enjoy partying near the sea. It is not much of a surprise, because the sea has the best backdrops in the small nation. The best selfies will undoubtedly be taken by the sea, in front of a fjord, or while walking in the coastal villages.

What Are Some Tips about Sailing in Montenegro?

Establish the Route That Will Be Most Enjoyable for You

Make sure you pick the route that will provide you more enjoyable sights and experiences. If you want to visit another country, you may want a course that sails by Croatia. Make a list of things that you want to experience: history, partying, sightseeing.

Pick a Month That Suits You, In Terms of Weather

Warm months may be favorable. So, take a route that sails during the July to September period.

Preview the Routes Online

The Internet has just about anything. Preview some of the routes to get a sense of what you are going in for.…