Kotor, Montenegro’s seaside town, has a population of 23,500 people. It is well-known for its lovely architecture and natural location.
Kotor is located on Montenegro’s northern coast in the quiet Boka Kotorska harbor. It sprang up around Stari Grad (local meaning “old town”), the city’s oldest and most well-known monument, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The bay is the Mediterranean Sea’s deepest natural fjord, and the surrounding landscape (including the high mountains that nearly reach the coastline) is breathtaking.
The Stari Grad is completely fortified (the mountain functions as a rear wall). The town is accessible by four gates: the Main Gate, which runs along the Bay, the North Gate, the South Gate, and a smaller New Gate. There are no automobiles permitted in the Stari Grad, therefore there are no regular road names. Although all buildings are numbered, landmarks are preferable for guidance. In general, squares are called for the church in their center, and directions refer to the nearest square or gate. The clock tower, located immediately inside the main gate on the main plaza, is the most visible feature.
There are several banks and ATMs located throughout Stari Grad. ATMs often disburse as few bills as possible. A withdrawal of €150, for example, will most likely result in three €50 invoices. Because many individuals refuse to accept change from huge bills, it is best to withdraw an equal sum, rather than €50 bills, or little amounts at a time. On Sundays and holidays, banks are closed. Traveller’s checks are seldom accepted, even by banks. It’s also worth noting that not all restaurants or stores take credit cards.
Kotor and the Kotor Bay as a whole have long been popular holiday and second-home destinations for many Europeans and Britons. After Serbian, English is the most often spoken language, and the majority of waitstaff and hotel employees are fluent in it.