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“A workout with amazing payoff”
Review of City Walls

City Walls
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Old Town of Kotor Walking Tour
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Montenegro Day Trip from Dubrovnik
Ranked #5 of 102 things to do in Kotor
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Reviewed August 28, 2012

As others have commented, this is not an attraction for those who are not fit or those with balance issues. You're climbing over 1300 "stairs" - many of which are crumbly and all of which are narrow, uneven and lined by crumbling walls (or not at all). Recommend doing this first thing in the morning before there are too many other people on the paths. The view from the top is well worth it. Don't forget to take a look out the back at the top, a small church can be seen on the other side.

One note: this attraction has many dangerous areas (crumbling paths, possibility of long falls, holes in floors, metal poles sticking out of ceilings). It's nothing overly alarming to the average, alert, adult, but worth mentioning that a heightened degree of alertness is advised - particularly at the fort at the top. Also, we couldn't believe the number of people we passed who were making this climb in flip flops. We both had on running shoes and still felt unstable. Wouldn't recommend flip-flops.

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Reviewed August 28, 2012

Went up the these walls on our penultimate day in Kotor with my 5 year old son, he was so exited and I thought he would be puffed out at the half way point, that didn't happen, and we ended up more or less sprinting up it in about 25 mins, I was close to death, sweat stinging my eyes, but it was good fun. It is a challenging hike on rough ground, there are steps most of the way up but also a lot of loose rubble. I thought coming down was harder than going up, the old legs were very shaky even the 5 year old was taking regular breaks. Don't forget to bring a bottle or two of water but if you forget there are several enterprising locals with cold boxes of bottled water dotted along the way the climb which they sell for a nice little profit! The views over the bay once you reach the top are truly stunning and worth the effort, highly recommended if you feel up to it.

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Reviewed August 24, 2012

Not for anyone that is not physically fit, it is tough! We walked at around 6pm which meant the sun was starting to go down, making it a lot cooler, i wouldnt attempt to do early in day as very very hot.
Take a big bottle of water up with you - you will need, you can buy them along way for 1 euro 50 but these are tiny.

Great views from top and can explore ruins

2  Thank bexstar84
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Reviewed August 24, 2012

A must do in Kotor!

Ignore the other reviews - They must have got so lost! The steps are now easy to follow and safe. It is a long climb but that many steps is always going to be a little hard. But a must for a visit to kotor as the views are stunning

Thank Jhutch84
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Reviewed August 17, 2012

Firstly the downside. You need to be relatively fit to get up to the top of the city walls. It took me 45 minutes to get up to the fortress and another 30 to get back down again and as others have said, it is a narrow climb on occasionally slippery steps. It is also uphill all the way. However, when you get to the fortress at the top, the views are worth every painful step.

A couple of tips. Wear shoes with good grip; wearing flip flops will make the climb up and down that much harder; and take plenty of water. Secondly, if at all possible start your ascent as early as possible in the morning as this will mean that the path will be in shade and it is far easier to get to the top. I set off at 6am, and as well as having the fortress to myself (except for the guy emptying the bins) I got to watch the sun coming up over Kotor bay without a cruise ship spoiling the view.

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