Visiting Kotor, Montenegro

Visiting Kotor, Montenegro

Montenegro
We picked Kotor as the base for our week in Montenegro based on photos we'd come across online. It looked amazing - a huge natural bay surrounded by picturesque mountains, with well-positioned holiday apartments around the bay and the promise of virtually guaranteed hot sunny weather. Here's our advice on visiting Kotor on your family holiday... [caption id="attachment_408" align="alignnone" width="800"]…
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Plavi Horizonti Beach

Plavi Horizonti Beach

Montenegro
On our first full day in Montenegro we headed to what appeared to be the closest beach to where we were staying in Kotor, - Plavi Horizonti beach, which is close to Tivat. It's a small and relatively quiet place with plenty of parking (at a cost of €3 for the day). Plavi Horizonti beach is situated in a beautiful…
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Sveti Stefan Beach

Sveti Stefan Beach

Montenegro
One of the iconic sights of Montenegro's coastline is Sveti Stefan beach and island - a small peninsula jutting out of the coastline just up the road from Budva, with fortress walls built around a collection of red tile-roofed buildings. The island itself and the buildings on it are now privately owned by a luxury hotel group and not open…
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Budva and St Nicholas Island

Budva and St Nicholas Island

Montenegro
St Nicholas Island is a popular and beautiful little island just a short boat trip away from Budva's main beach. We caught a boat over to St Nicholas Island in search of less crowded and more natural beaches to explore... Montenegro is a slightly different type of holiday destination than you might be used to if you typically spend your…
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Kotor Old Town &  Kotor Walls Hike

Kotor Old Town & Kotor Walls Hike

Montenegro
The central point of Kotor is the Old Town - built inside the walls of a medieval fortress which surrounds the town and stretches behind it up in to the mountain. The Kotor fortress walls up in the mountain behind the town form the shape of a lion on the hillside, which is visible at night when the walls are…
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Jaz Beach: The Best Beach Near Kotor

Jaz Beach: The Best Beach Near Kotor

Montenegro
We'd heard that of all the beaches along the Budva Riviera, Jaz Beach is the best beach near Kotor and Budva - the one favoured by Montenegro residents as it's more picturesque and quieter than the other beaches closer to Budva or Kotor. So we had to check it out and are pleased to report that it's absolutely true -…
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Kotor Muo Apartments – Review

Kotor Muo Apartments – Review

Montenegro
The apartment we booked for our week in Kotor, Montenegro was located in 'Muo', the opposite side of the bay from Kotor Old Town. We found the Kotor Muo apartments on Homeaway.co.uk, the main appeals for us being the reasonable price and the location, with clear and brilliant views across the Bay of Kotor right from the balcony. [caption id=""…
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Tips for Driving in Montenegro

Tips for Driving in Montenegro

Montenegro
I had read various comments and forum posts before travelling to Montenegro that suggested driving in Montenegro is a challenge. Stories of maniac local drivers, treacherous roads, crooked car hire firms and over-zealous officials and police were making me a bit nervous about driving with a car full of the family. Having spent the week driving around many of the…
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Driving from Croatia to Montenegro

Driving from Croatia to Montenegro

Croatia, Montenegro
Visitors to Croatia often look to drive to Montenegro. It's do-able within a day trip and adds a stunning new dimension to your holiday. But Driving from Croatia to Montenegro isn't without its difficulties. Here's our advice on driving across the border from Croatia to Montenegro... For our two week holiday to Montenegro and Croatia, we chose to fly from…
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