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Address: Kotor bb, Kotor Municipality 85330, Montenegro
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Best view of Kotor and Boka Kotorska!

Not an easy hike, but worth it!! - 3 euros per person - Crowded during the day (especially if a cruise ship is in town), the earlier the better - Path is part stairs and part... read more

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Toronto
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165 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a strenuous climb. Wear good shoes and bring water. It took us 2.5 hours round trip, but that included stopping to take in the scenery and some time at the top. Unfortunately this attraction is just too busy, especially when cruise ships are docked. Coupled with the poorly maintained path and people with no hiking etiquette waving their... More 

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Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
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Not an easy hike, but worth it!! - 3 euros per person - Crowded during the day (especially if a cruise ship is in town), the earlier the better - Path is part stairs and part gravel incline. Stairs are narrow, generally give way to those descending, as the gravel is slippery - Wear hiking-type shoes if you have them.... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

First we couldn't decide wether to climb or not. There are endless steps to the top. Then we saw old people coming back from the top and decided to go :) We started our climb at 17:00 and after a 90 minutes climb we were there. We drank two litres of water :) The view was definitely worth the climb.

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

At an estimated height of about 100 storeys, this climb is fairly strenuous. But when I was climbing it, I saw some older people in their late 50s or 60s, and even a little girl, whose parents told us she's only 3. But try climbing early in the morning or late afternoon, to avoid the sun. Even before reaching the... More 

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Maitland, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Best advice: bring water, wear comfortable shoes and take your time. We made this hike during a visit to Kotor on a cruise. Cost was 3 euros paid at the bottom of the trail. Trail is easy to follow with steps on the right and loose rocks on the left. Most people were letting people coming down the trail use... More 

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Felixstowe, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This walk is hard work but definitely worth the sore calves some of the scenery is breath taking it took us 2 people in our very late 40's an hour to get to the top as we spent quiet a bit of time taking photos and taking in all the views it is definitely an achievement to get right to... More 

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Queensland, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Early morning climb is by far the best - less people. Strenuous but worthwhile. Amazing views. Loose gravel underfoot so use the steps when coming down. A definite thing to do whilst in Kotor. take your time and enjoy the views.

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not an easy hike as the path is quite steep. You can either walk up the, small, narrow steps of varying heights that are there or venture onto the larger, adjacent path; however, the path has a lot of loose stones that I thought could be problematic so I tried to stick as much to the stairs as I could.... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A 30 to 45 minute walk up steps and/or a loose stony path. There are a few water sellers along the way. Make sure you go early morning when it is still cool. There are stunning views of the old town of Kotor and the bay from the fort.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Head up early to avoid the rush and the heat, take your time and watch your footing and you'll be rewarded with an amazing view. Don't worry too much about the maps as the route is obvious and some parts might be closed anyway.

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