Bay of Kotor

Have you received an invitation to visit the living gallery of Nature’s stunning art that is the Bay of Kotor, one of the ten most beautiful bays in the world? Boka Kotorska is calling you!



Bay area:
87.3 km²

Coast length:
105.7 km

2.4 x 106 km³

Maximum 68 m (Draža's garden)

Do you know?

Kolo dance of Boka navy or Kolo of St. Tryphon has 12 named dance figures!

Feel the spirit of carnival and festivities under the shadow of the walls of Kotor Fortress!

Step into a quaint and joyful town! There are numerous restaurants, cafes, and gift shops to choose from. Stone walls, labyrinths of alleys, hidden squares, museums, and churches blend together to create a stunning cityscape! If you happen to be in Kotor during the carnival, grab your mask and join in the festivities, which have been going on for half a millennium. Take in the vibrant colors of the unique costumes, the joyous rhythm, and Kotor's Mediterranean charm.

Don’t miss it!

Visit the Cat Museum in Kotor!

Want to savor all of Boka's flavors in one bite? Visit the shellfish farm

Discover how shellfish are farmed in the heart of Boka Kotorska and the origin of the saying "a long way from the field to the table!” The ambience of the farms in Herceg Novi and Risan, where Adriatic oysters and mussels are cultivated, will charm you. Meet the locals and try their fresh mussels, which are traditionally kept on red or white buzara (technique of preparing seafood by cooking it in a mixture of olive oil, wine, garlic, fresh herbs, and (sometimes) breadcrumbs). Doesn't it smell delicious? Turn on all of your senses and explore a new world of flavors!

Shellfish plantations in Montenegro

Take a boat tour of the Bay of Kotor's wonders

The Blue Cave, located on Luštica, is a breathtakingly gorgeous site with an incredible color of water. The waters are such a deep blue, this cave is referred to as the Sapphire of Boka! Inside the cave, huge azure-painted boulders add to the mystical ambience. Swim and enjoy! Remember to snap images from lots of different angles. These are shots to remember!

City of over 100,000 steps

Herceg Novi was founded 600 years ago. Facades, roadways, and fortresses from the Turkish, Venetian, Spanish, and Austrian periods still stand high and powerful today, reflecting the city's rich past! The best time to visit is during the Mimosa Festival. Rush to this port city with friends, family, and locals to celebrate the arrival of spring with music, parades, flowers, and delectable cuisine! The mimosa is a yellow flower that blooms in the spring. Let the festival transport you back to a simpler time, when trees hung down with vibrant yellow flowers filled the city with the hope of spring. 

Herceg Novi Montenegro

Gospa od Škrpjela

Did you know that the Venetian-built, almost 400-year-old, Gospa od Škrpjela church contains a priceless tapestry woven by Jacinta Kunić from Perast from 1803 to 1828, as she waited for waiting for her sailor husband to return from the sea? The tapestry is one-of-a-kind since she wove it with strands of her own hair. Discover the whole story!

Don’t miss it!

Visit the church that "floats" in the middle of the Bay of Kotor - Gospa od Škrpjela

Discover unique Montenegro

So small you could drive across it in an afternoon. Don’t just skim through it but try to truly absorb it’s essence.

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Although small country it is incredibly diverse. See how much it can offer you:

Travel responsibly

Did you know? In 1991, the Montenegrin authorities adopted a declaration by which the country became the first ecological state in the world.

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