Castle Of San Giovanni

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Castle Of San Giovanni
4.5
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The World is My Oyster
Orlando, FL19,056 contributions
Breathtaking Views!
Sep 2020 • Couples
I'm so glad we decided to go hike the old walls of Kotor! The views of the old city,, and the Bay of Kotor from up there, are just magnificent! The hike is somewhat difficult, with uneven steps, and slippery grounds. I highly recommend doing the hike in the morning, bring a good pair of shoes and some water!
Written September 16, 2020
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Joe M
Sheffield, UK5 contributions
Steady climb well worth the effort
Aug 2020 • Family
Fabulous couple of hours with the family, good footwear and of plenty water essential. Glad we set off while steps were still in the shade
Written August 22, 2020
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Luis R
Bournemouth, UK77 contributions
Fortezza di San Giovanni
May 2019 • Solo
Stunning views from a crumbling fortress. May seem a bit expensive (8€ I want to remember?) but worth the views.
Written February 28, 2020
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Ryan J
Kotor, Montenegro7 contributions
February Hike
Feb 2020
I've been wanting to hike up to the fortress above Kotor for years and finally did it this weekend. The hike itself is a good one and is definitely challenging, particularly if your fitness is lacking. I feel the winter is the best time of year to go up there as the temperature was not as hot as in summer when it's 40 degrees C and the trail is full of people. The trail was still fairly busy considering the time of year with tourists. The view is amazing of Kotor bay and mountains behind the fortress.

Sadly I've only rated it as average because the amount of garbage up there is terrible. Luckily it's free to go there in winter but in the summer you have to pay €8 for the privilege. It would be nice with all the money Kotor council makes in the summer they would clean it up, but obviously don't bother and pocket the cash instead of making it a better experience. Also it would have been great to see some information on the history of the place.

Worth the visit though.
Written February 10, 2020
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kged623
Sunnyvale, TX166 contributions
Great Views, Need stamina for the climb up and down
Sep 2019
St John's Fortress and the "Castle" of San Giovanni is well worth a visit. Be prepared with the right shoes - no sandals, flip-flops; water and time. It's not hard, but is strenuous due to the 1306 steps up to the top of the fortress. Stunning views. You can do it on your own, but we used a guide, and it proved fortuitous. Like many Pinterest blogs recommend, our guide took us up the switchbacks and into the castle ruins via a window on the backside; however, we passed many hikers that had been turned away from climbing the ladder to enter. The reason - just like going up the front steps, the back entrance has a fee. Many did not get a ticket at the front entrance and were denied entry. The "window/ladder" keeper could not sell tickets! Our guide said this was new thing, and we did go get tickets before starting our climb. So if you want to take the switch back route, go the the ticket booth first! While the switch back is an easier climb than taking all those steps - it's not if you can't get in! There are still steps from the castle to the top of the fortress, but not 1306! You will get to do the 1306 steps going down! We enjoyed our hike up and the views were amazing.
Written January 4, 2020
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tdenten
Chicago, IL98 contributions
Best Way to Beat Jet Lag!
Sep 2019
We had an incredible hike up to the Castle of San Giovanni on the first morning of our trip, and it was just what we needed to beat our jet lag! The hike took us about 2 hours up (it was VERY hot and we stopped a million times for photos). The way down only took about 50 minutes. So I would say 3 hours is on the long side if you are trying to plan your time. You would be remiss to go all the way to Kotor and not do this!
Written January 3, 2020
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Snezana
Phoenix, Arizona69 contributions
Amazing Kotor
Apr 2019
Amazing landscape and perfect tour. I recommend to visit Kotor and hike all the way up. The town is full of cats, so make sure you prepare for a fantastic visit.
Written December 19, 2019
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AdventureTime
Vancouver, Canada10 contributions
Nice views
May 2019
Recommended by our local guide, this was one really nice short hiking destination. Do not forget to bring a bottle of water with you!
Written November 21, 2019
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wildcat2015
Archbold, OH13 contributions
Worth the climb!
Oct 2019 • Couples
This climb is definitely worth the view! There are many stops on the way up to rest if needed! Make sure once at the top to look over the other side! It’s an accomplishment you won’t want to miss!!
Written November 6, 2019
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Mary R
West Chester, PA34 contributions
Beautiful sight!
Oct 2019
This is an amazing castle..but a difficult climb. We arrived in Kotor too late in the day to make the climb to the top..but even though we only went up a little bit..the views were amazing! At night the path to the top is lit up and breathtakingly beautiful.
Written November 5, 2019
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