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“Great views but dilapidating bordering on dangerous in places”
Review of City Walls

City Walls
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Old Town of Kotor Walking Tour
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Reviewed August 16, 2014

Coming from Wales i'm pretty use to being around mountains and this it a fairly sedate climb in normal conditions. Pair it with the excessive summer heat and the state of disrepair that the steps have fallen into it can border the dangerous in parts. Anyone thinking of going into this walk in sandals or flip flops should reconsider and plenty of water is a must. On the way up there are lots of places to stop for a quick break to take in the vista of Kotor and the surrounding bay but very little in the way of shade. Would recommend either very early in the morning when its cooler or around 18:45-19:00 just as the sun is setting behind the mountains. Certainly not to be missed but don't assume its a stroll in the park. Be careful for local snakes and wildlife on the way up and be warned there is nothing in the way of toilets or conveniences on the route. We managed up and down with a 30 minute break at the top for photos in about 1.5 hours but if you are unsure of your fitness I would set aside at least 2 hours for a round trip in the summer to avoid heat exhaustion.

5  Thank Roebuck1989
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Reviewed August 7, 2014

From the moment you start climbing the view to the Kotor bay opens up and it keeps improving until you reach the top. The climb is worth it! Although it is not really well preserved, there is a lot of garbage everywhere and smell of urin. There are no toilets at any point. The stairs are ruined and it makes it rather difficult to climb certain areas. It's been now 4 days since the climb and my legs still hurt, but I am not fit. You should definitely wear something other than beach slippers because you would risk falling or hurting your feet.
I went there early in the morning while most of the track is in shades. I wish I had the energy to do it again in the sunset.

2  Thank Gastroenolog
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Reviewed August 7, 2014

Be sure to take the back way up and visit the farm offering the world's best goat cheese (SERIOUSLY) and beer. And don't forget your good walking shoes... Sandals are going to kill your feel.
Enjoy the view!

1  Thank Emilie R
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Reviewed August 7, 2014

The climbing is quite hard, but it is really worth. The views are amazing from the top of the fortress. Do not miss this opportunity, even if it is hot. Get enough water or buy water on the way up.

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Reviewed August 6, 2014

Not for the very young, old or anyone less than 100% firm footed as the steps have crumbled away in places and the perimeter wall - knee high is some places, nonexistent in others - isn't exactly reassuring. Your hard work and plenty of sweat will be rewarded with great views all the way up and from the top. There are people here and there selling water but best take your own too. We were disappointed by the amount of litter at the top, despite the bright pink bin bags.The freshwater pump at the bottom is great for sticking your overheated feet/ head under when you return.

1  Thank Crabby061
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