Kotor Old City

Kotor Old City: Hours, Address, Kotor Old City Reviews: 4.5/5

Kotor Old City
4.5
Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks
Read more
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Tours & experiences
Explore different ways to experience this place.
What is Travelers’ Choice?
Tripadvisor gives a Travelers’ Choice award to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travelers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor.
Top ways to experience Kotor Old City
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
Popular mentions

4.5
5,848 reviews
Excellent
4,063
Very good
1,460
Average
245
Poor
55
Terrible
25

Dave48838
Greenville, MI472 contributions
May 2022
This is a lovely, old, walled city. Take a circular route around the streets and squares - the town is small and the tour will not take long. While checking out the neighborhoods, visitors can see old villas, take in the scents of street eateries, and peek in the many small shops. The old and new Orthodox churches are important places to visit. Other buildings, such as the cathedral, are closed as they are still being repaired after the last earthquake.

With little effort, the partial walls of the city can be walked. If one has a lot of energy, the wider bounds of the area are also walled. An energetic person can scale the side of the mountain and visit the cliffside church.

This is a small, pleasant, quaint medieval city. We arrived via transport boat which was a leisurely way to see the scenic surroundings and also gave us a wonderful view of the waters. The city and the inlet are both world heritage sites. We left via bus which is a more direct way of accessing the city.
Written May 21, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Alex I
1 contribution
Jun 2021 • Family
A wonderful place! It is an old medieval city, with tins of restaurants, hotels, shops.
You can keep walking here and have a ton of emotions.
For us a foot tour looked like a waste of time. Just spend this money on souvenirs, museums, or wonderful local food.
Just one thing to keep in mind - at the end of June the temp here reached 35-36 C, so it is best to be inside from 10 am to 5-6 pm.
Written June 30, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

tess s
London, UK168 contributions
Apr 2022 • Friends
It s protected by Unesco, and there is a reason why! It s a pearl on the sea, in a sea of concrete awful buildings. They didn't manage to destroy this fantastic place that Venetians left in heritage to the world , in a place blessed by nature. ( The only negative thing is that it s allowed to destroy and remake or restore old buildings inside with concrete . There is no respect for the history and constructive tradition. Result = too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter and the total loss and sense of beauty and history).
Written April 9, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Steven S
Minneapolis, MN999 contributions
Jan 2020
Very beautiful and historic city. I had a guided tour and would recommend a local giving you a tour so you can get all the history and much local culture you would not get otherwise. A good tour guide I had was someone you can find on Facebook. Her blog is Sanja Mitrovic Blog, or Google. She iks very nice, affordable, and has extensive knowledge of the area since she lived there her entire life.
Written August 12, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jeremy P
Dallas, Texas104 contributions
Jun 2021 • Solo
Many cities are called “ magical “, or “enchanting”.
This one actually is. It’s filled with churches, two
of which are nearly 1000 years old. Church bells
clang, and the city is a maze of mysterious alleys.
All the pavement is of stonework. The walls
around the old town are 1000 years old, as are
the ruins of fortress San Giovani, standing
watch over the city. The architecture of the city
itself is Venetian, from the 15th century.
There are no vehicles allowed in the old town,
only pedestrians. It is just very peaceful being
in a walled city, where seemingly, time has
stood still.
Written June 17, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

doctorbobster
Gainesville, FL900 contributions
Oct 2020
Disclaimer: I love a medieval city inside an old city wall and Kotor is as fine as an old medieval city gets. The old city features an extensive network of Main and narrow alleys that wind and connect in no discernible pattern. There are western shops, local shops, numerous places to eat and several historic buildings including several churches. Kotor old city and the adjacent Kotor bay, just by themselves, or sufficient reason to visit Montenegro.
Written October 20, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

David B
Belfast, UK73 contributions
Aug 2020
I came to Kotor via a tour company in Dubrovnik (Croatia). Whilst I was only here for a few hours, I felt I needed more time. To reach the top of Kotor's fortifications I needed another hour (at least). I made it 1/3 way of the mountain and stopped at the Church called "Our Lady of Remedy". The 30c heat did not help :)

The name for the Church came from its legacy to be able to heal people from the plague, though I suspect the plague finished off many before they reached it.

The design of the town was in a way to confuse those who invade it, as a tourist, I was certainly confused and lost my direction more than once.

Due to time limits I wish I could have stayed longer, I would certainly visit the town again.

Price wise in the town, I didn't feel it was "cheap" despite the Country having a low cost of living. The prices I paid for food were the same as if I was back home.
Written September 27, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Rodrigo P
Maastricht, The Netherlands467 contributions
Sep 2019
Ambiance:
Loved the city, super safe, clean and it does not feel like a tourist trap.
Parking:
We drove there and parking is very simple and not expensive.
Food:
Lots of restaurants, ice cream places, and small bars.
Extra:
Outside the city walls, there is the Mariana where you can see all the different types of yats including the big cruisers!
Written June 17, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

jmichel01
Myrtle Beach, SC406 contributions
Nov 2019
One of the better cruise ports on the Med. The walled city is the highlight but my other reviews cover some great places to go just a few miles from the city, AND if you arrive by cruise during the day or leave in daylight, the passage is fantastic with close in Mountains on either side. Give yourself at least 2 hours to walk the walled city once, then hit the shops, restaurants next. Like many places in the med, there are cats everywhere so bring some cat snacks with you! They have awesome Cat ceramic statues that go on a shelf or fireplace mantle that are really unique. One other aspect of this being a cruise port...it's a very short walk to the walled city from the ship...5 min. max.
Written January 21, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Amy's Cuisine
Montenegro6 contributions
Dec 2020
As you plan your visit to the Bay of Kotor, don't negate to include at least 2-3 hours to explore Kotor's Old Town. The architecture alone is a draw; however, the labyrinthine cobblestone streets coupled with the pulse of the local people is what truly drawns one in. If you opt to enter from the Bay of Kotor, you have several options to enter the fortress walls. I recommend entering nearest the Farmer's Market/Visitor Information Center. This places you directly on Old Arms Square, the bustling main square of Old Town. Enjoy!
Written December 12, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Showing results 1-10 of 3,207
Anything missing or inaccurate?
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Kotor Old City

Kotor Old City is open:
  • Sun - Sat 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Buy tickets in advance on Tripadvisor. If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.

We recommend booking Kotor Old City tours ahead of time to secure your spot. If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel up to 24 hours before your tour starts for a full refund. See all 143 Kotor Old City tours on Tripadvisor



Restaurants near Kotor Old City: View all restaurants near Kotor Old City on Tripadvisor