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Kotor’s Castle Of San Giovanni

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Kotor bb, Kotor, Kotor Municipality 85330, Montenegro
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All reviews bring water worth the climb early in the morning take your time selling water old town flip flops amazing views worth the effort san giovanni locals selling coming down entrance fee wear good shoes nice hike watch your step hiking shoes
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This need some planning. 1) Wear trainers or good shoes. 2) Try to do it in the morning because the steps are in the shade then. 3) Take water with you, I took 2L and drank it all! The foot of the steps can be...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank meddy65
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived at Kotor by boat and moored in the harbour where we spent Friday Night. The wall, church and fort looked really spectacular as we arrived and is lit up at night which is equally impressive. Decided I must get to the top so...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Michael B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a hard going hike and myself and my partner are relatively fit. Wear sensible shoes! The path can be very slippery and there are many lose rocks. It does get busy go early and take plenty of water.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank charlottes553
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had read how hard this climb is so had planned to try to make it halfway. I am far from fit at 56 and had an operation on my foot a year ago and hadn't done much exercise since. But I did this climb...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Reloxo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We followed an advice not to take the steps from old town but rather start from the old power station outside the city walls. What a great advice! First of all, the hike is not as steep, more gradual. There is much less of a...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Steps, steps and more never ending steps :) But it is the best thing to do in Kotor. You don't have to be in great shape to do it but get ready for a minimum 1.5 to 2 hours if fit or 3-3.5 hours if...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Traveller20175
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Do not tackle these stairs if you have a heart problem, are afraid of heights, or suffer from dizziness! We went up first thing in the morning, but were completely drenched in sweat by the time we finished about two hours later. Bring plenty of...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank niloc36
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We hiked the ladder early to avoid the heat and crowds and succeded to do both. It took us about an hour to reach the fortress and the views over the bay were of course magnificent. Just be aware that it takes some stamina to...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank ZaneCelmina
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went up on a very hot day and it felt like we'd been through a sauna, but the climb is definitely worth it, once you're up there, it's really breathtakingly beautiful.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank CaroTVG
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It cost eight euros to enter the “ruin.” The view was fascinating when seen from the top of the castle. However, litter was everywhere along the path and steps. The whole place was under poor maintenance and supervision. The money should have been spent on...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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August 3, 2019|
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Response from Wieczorek-Team | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, i have no idea about it.
June 1, 2019|
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Response from Wieczorek-Team | Reviewed this property |
It’s start from one of the places in the old town. The best is to ask locals because it’s easy to miss the right stairs. The old town is not large so you won’t lose much time for look for it. Good luck!
February 4, 2019|
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Response from GPRTRAVELER1000 | Reviewed this property |
So sorry for the delay. There is a gate and a fee to climb but no guide required. There are lots of other travellers. It takes about 90 -100 minutes to go up and back. Longer if you take more breaks!