Kotor is a small town with a small harbor. Smaller cruise ships can dock at the pier. Larger ships will anchor in the bay enclosed by hills. You come ashore by tender boat just tens of meters from the old town and the highlights.
During a cruise vacation to Montenegro, Kotor is sometimes on the program. This walled city is beautifully situated on a deep natural bay along the Eastern Mediterranean. Cruises to Kotor are spectacular!
The Port of Kotor is very small and located near the Old City. There's a small cruise terminal building.
Language in Kotor
The language in Kotor is Montenegrin, but on touristic spots you can also use English.
Currency in Kotor
The currency in Kotor is Euro (€). You can find ATM’s along the city.
Opening times in Kotor
Opening times differ a lot around Montenegro, but generally are as follows:
Monday to Friday
from 9.00h - 21.00h
Saturday from 8.00h - 15.00h
On Sundays and holidays shops are closed. Of course there are exceptions
Saint Tryphon cathedral
One of the largest and most beautiful medieval churches in Croatia. The Cathedral is dedicated to Saint Tryphon (patron saint of the city)
Old City Walls
It's an impressive city wall from the year 168 BC. The Old City Walls are 4.5 km long
Lady of the Rock
Lady of the Rock is a church datinb back to 1661-1713. It's situated on a small island next to Kotor. Lady of the Rock is a sacred place in Montenegro
Kotor is a small town with a compact historic center. You will come ashore on a few dozen meters from the gate. You can perfectly discover everything on foot.
If you want to make a tour along the bay, or visit some places inland, then you should opt for a taxi or a local organized excursion. There is public transport, but the possibilities are limited.
Kotor itself is a beautiful historic city that you definitely shoudl visit, but if you have time try to see something of the environment too.
Popular excursions are the bay of Kotor surrounded by nature, Budva's old town, the authentic mountain village Njegusi, cultural Cetinje and the spectacular climb over the Lovcen pass.
Kotor has dry summers and humid winters. The average annual temperature in summer is between 25°C and 29°C and in winter is between 5°C and 9°C.
You can discover Kotor on your own, book a shore excursion through the cruise line company or book a shore excursion from one of our partners. We offer shore excursions at local prices straight from the local companies.
Excursions in Kotor
The Tourist Office is situated near the entrance of the old town.
The following cruise lines offer itineraries and schedules to Kotor: