The Bay of Kotor is one of the most beautiful bays in the world, a magnificent fjord nearly 20 miles long, completely sheltered from the sea – if not from the wind. Surrounded by immense mountains and a steep coast, the Bay of Kotor (or Boka Kotorska) is a grandiose site with exceptional landscapes, a 28 kilometre inlet, along the bay, where you will find small villages that seem to have stopped in time.
Montenegro also offers a multitude of different activities. Almost 60% of the country is over 1000 metres in altitude, perfect for skiing, hiking and climbing. But Montenegro also has a very interesting coastline for sailing towards the Adriatic Sea, with 72 kilometres of beaches. In mid-season you can actually ski and swim on the same day!
The town of Kotor, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is one of the most picturesque medieval towns on Montenegro’s Adriatic coast, with the mountain as a backdrop.
Anchor quietly in Risan, the oldest settlement in the Bay of Kotor. Then, sail along the coast and visit Perast, the oldest village in the Bay of Kotor. Offshore, there is the Isle of the Dead and the Isle of Our Lady of the Rock. South of the Bay, sail in your yacht to Budva, a small town surrounded by ramparts dating from the 15th century, one of the most important seaside resorts in Montenegro.
Sveti Stefan, undoubtedly the most famous islet in Montenegro, is a former small fortified fishing village and one of the most attractive destinations on the Adriatic coast.
And finally, don’t miss Lake Skadar, the largest in the Balkans and one of Montenegro’s five national parks. It forms the natural border between Albania and Montenegro. Offering breathtaking landscapes, it is one of the most important bird reserves in the world, home to nearly 256 species.