A travel guide will tell you that the highlights of Kotor, that is UNESCO World Heritage Site, are its arched Romanesque churches, antique & souvenir shops, renowned fortification. But there is more than that. Here in the heart of its winding lanes and marbled piazzas you’ll enjoy watching kids running to their schools bested in centuries-old buildings. It’s a town with super narrow streets, a moat that surrounds walled town, pots with hydrangea and lavender growing here and there, folk dancers and singers who perform at local piazzas for Kotor’s guests, bars with live music. Street musicians play violin, guitar, and all kind of instruments.
You’ll do yourself a favor if you hide a travel guide or a map once you have stepped on one of Kotor’s cobblestone streets and allow yourself simply to get lost in the maze of its history and unique ambience and ogle pretty views of Kotor.
Don’t be afraid to miss something interesting. It’s all here in one miniature world of a medieval fairy-tale. Every nook, every corner, antique store, a souvenir shop, churches, and museums - you’ll see them all.
Life passes by slowly in Kotor. You can feel each breath of the town. Despite the busy cruise ship traffic and hundreds of tourists who disembark in order to have a date with the town, somehow it manages to stay comfortable and peaceful, and definitely less crowded then neighboring Dalmatian coast.
Kotor will teach you how to see the past, appreciate the present, and look forward to the future.