21 Incredible Photos of Kotor, Montenegro That Will Ignite Your Wanderlust

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Looking for things to see and what to do in Kotor, Montenegro? Check out these gorgeous photos of Kotor for inspiration!Looking for things to see and what to do in Kotor, Montenegro? Check out these gorgeous photos of Kotor for inspiration!

In the absence of time travel, I am over-the-moon grateful for places like Kotor.

Kotor, Montenegro – an unassuming little gem wedged between calm bay waters and photogenic mountains.

I mean, not to be overly dramatic here, but stepping through the gates of Kotor’s fortified Old Town is like an actual step back in time.

(If you ignore the souvenir shops and other tourists, that is).

Imagine beautiful squares linked by inviting narrow streets weaved into a picturesque maze, studded along the way with beautiful churches and museums (including yes, one devoted to cats). No doubt, it’s an alluring place packed with buckets of mysterious charm, best to be discovered over a few days break, just as I did in April.

See, when the cruise ships glide away, the streets become empty for your private browsing… and that’s when Kotor shines its brightest.

Between the sweeping views from San Giovanni Fortress, the romantic Venetian vibe and the city’s homey ‘lived in’ feel, you can say Kotor really won me over… and I hope with these photos, it’ll win you over too.

This post is part of my Travel Photography series, which showcases my favourite photos from past trips. If you’re looking for more in-depth advice, hop over to the Travel Guides section of my blog!

Looking for things to see and what to do in Kotor, Montenegro? Check out these gorgeous photos of Kotor for inspiration!
Misty mountains peeking behind the Cathedral of Saint Tryphon
Looking for things to see and what to do in Kotor, Montenegro? Check out these gorgeous photos of Kotor for inspiration!
Just outside the walls of Old Town
Looking for things to see and what to do in Kotor, Montenegro? Check out these gorgeous photos of Kotor for inspiration!
Classic postcard view from the fortress of San Giovanni

Looking for things to see and what to do in Kotor, Montenegro? Check out these gorgeous photos of Kotor for inspiration!
Looking for things to see and what to do in Kotor, Montenegro? Check out these gorgeous photos of Kotor for inspiration!Looking for things to see and what to do in Kotor, Montenegro? Check out these gorgeous photos of Kotor for inspiration!

Looking for things to see and what to do in Kotor, Montenegro? Check out these gorgeous photos of Kotor for inspiration!

Looking for things to see and what to do in Kotor, Montenegro? Check out these gorgeous photos of Kotor for inspiration!
There are so many cats in Kotor, there’s even a museum dedicated to them

Looking for things to see and what to do in Kotor, Montenegro? Check out these gorgeous photos of Kotor for inspiration!

Looking for things to see and what to do in Kotor, Montenegro? Check out these gorgeous photos of Kotor for inspiration!
The unbeatable view from the fortress of San Giovanni

Absolutely unreal. Let me know in the comments if you’ve ever been to Kotor or Montenegro. If not, what are you waiting for? 😉


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7 thoughts on “21 Incredible Photos of Kotor, Montenegro That Will Ignite Your Wanderlust”

  1. I absolutely loved Kotor – I want at the end of February over a year ago. I annoyed my friends by playing the GoT theme on repeat as we went up to the fortress. I was also impressed by the amount of cats!

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