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To Kotor

The cost of Crna Gora has many bays and coves, so the road goes up and down mountains and sometimes in tunnels.
The view is very nice.

In Tivat I took the bus that goes along the coast of Kotor gulf.

This road is so narrow, private cars can pass side by side, but a bus or a truck haven't enough room to pass in many places, so they or the car have to wait in a wider spot, and even so it takes sometimes some maneuvers, so the ride is slow.
But it worth every minute. The gulf of Kotor is called Europe's southernmost fjord and actually it has a few connected fjords.

It was a perfect place to spend two nights till my flight, and on the day of my flight there were 3 buses going to Dubrovnik.

At Kotor's bus station a local guy offered me a cheap room and after some bargaining I agreed to see it.
It was in good location, walking distance from the old town and quite reasonable.

I went straight to the old town, strolled in the streets and alleys, and in the afternoon climbed to the top of it, to the ancient Illyrian castle.

The glacier that created Kotor's fjord let an almost vertical hill.
It's almost unbelievable how they built a city there.

Nowadays only the low part is used for living and commerce, but in the past all the steep hillside was inhabited.

There are walls around the old town, the side walls go almost strait up the mountain, like the Chinese wall or the walls of Ston in Croatia.

The main harbor is still highly active as a commercial port and a marina, but the river harbor and another little one at the other corner of the wall are only tourist attraction and are not in use.

At night the walls and some buildings on the hill are lit with soft green light and make a beautiful view.

Posted by sapan 04:31 Archived in Montenegro Tagged backpacking

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