Today’s posting is mostly photos taken in Kotor, Montenegro. Kotor is one of those picture perfect walled Dalmatian coast towns that seems to just draw you in. The beautiful bay and surrounding steep mountains remind you in some ways of a Norwegian fjord. Consequently, its beauty draws cruise ships into its tiny port in the summer, but the town of 4,800 wisely limits the number of that can come in at any one time and if an independent traveler pays attention to the ship schedule the crush of cruisers can be avoided, or at least mitigated.
The old town’s walls began construction the 9th century, with continual additions and improvements over the next 900 years. Kotor was part of the Venetian empire for several hundred years and evidence of this period can be seen on building walls throughout the city. We opted to stay in a small town along the bay, about 10km from the old city. This turned out to be a good choice and we enjoyed the surrounding beauty and swimming in the Adriatic.