This walking city tour of the Old Town of Kotor gives you a great introduction to this UNESCO World Heritage Site. If you are staying in Kotor for couple of hours only, it is providing a wealth of information in a short period of time. If you are staying several days in Kotor, Perast, Tivat, Herceg Novi or other places around the Boka Bay, it is a good starting point in your exploration of the region. Explore Kotor city with local guides and learn about its history, architecture, culture and cuisine.
Kotor is situated in the most secluded part of Boka Kotorska (The Bay of Kotor). While it dates from the Illyrian period, Kotor developed into an important commercial and artistic center in the Middle Ages. Many empires battled for control over the city throughout the centuries: from being an autonomous city of the Byzantine Empire, free city of medieval Serbia, then under Venetian or Hungarian states, gaining independence and then returned to Venetian control once again, just to be occupied by France and then Austria, until Kotor finally became part of Yugoslavia.Kotor tour begins at the main gate of the Old Town, also known as the Sea Gate (Morska vrata), where you will meet our guide. The tour will take you inside the city gates, and you will visit: • The Square of Arms • Clock Tower • Flour Square with Pima and Buca palaces • St Tryphon Cathedral with short guided tour of the Cathedral • The Bokelian Navy Square with Karampana • The St Luke Square with St Luke and St Nikola churches • St Mary of the River (The Blessed Ozana) • Northern Gate with Skurda riverAfter the tour of the city you will return to the Square of Arms.