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Travel Guide Europe Montenegro Kotor

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Introduction

Kotor is a town which lies on the bay of Kotor, an inlet of the Adriatic Sea. In the middle ages it was a Venetian Colony, and changed hands after that a couple of times until Montenegro became part of Yugoslavia. Nowadays It is the main tourist hot spot of Montenegro, which doesn't mean it is overrun by any means. In Kotor there are several old churches that one can visit. For the best views of the town you must however climb up the walls of the canyon in which Kotor is situated (e.g. to the old San Giovanni fortress.)

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Sights and Activities

The Natural and Culturo-Historical Region of Kotor are on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The natural harbour on the Adriatic coast in Montenegro was an important artistic and commercial centre in the Middle Ages and had its own famous schools of iconography. Many of the monuments like four Romanesque churches and the town walls were damaged by the 1979 earthquake. Since then, the town has been restored greatly and has been seeing more and more travellers during recent years.

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Getting There

By Plane

In the summer months, the Tivat Airport near Kotor has flights to a number of cities, including St. Petersburg, Stockholm and Oslo. There are also scheduled flights year round to Paris, Moscow and Belgrade.

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Sleep

Budget

PropertyAddressTypePopularity
Hotel Vardar(Old Town) Stari Grad Nr. 476,Hotel-
Montenegro HostelStari Grad b.b.Hostel89
SuranjSkaljari bbApartment90
Youth Hostel Spasic-MaseraDobrota bb KotorHostel79
Hotel Vila PanonijaDobrota bbHOTEL-
Montenegro Hostel 4UDobrota Donji put bbHOSTEL90
Old Town Hostel KotorOld Town 284HOSTEL93
Marina View ApartmentGurdic bb Old TownHOSTEL-
Apartmani MarkovicMuo 117APARTMENT-
Radmila ApartmentSkaljari, Bus station, KotorAPARTMENT-
Kotor Sunrise ApartmentsZlatne njive bbAPARTMENT-
Apartments DukicStari grad 504, Kotor Stari Grad,APARTMENT-

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Keep Connected

Internet

Wi-Fi points in bars and cafeterias are available to customers, and most hotels offer Wi-Fi connection in common areas for their guests. Some central tourist areas are also covered by wi-fi.

Internetcafes are still widely available as well, mainly in larger cities and tourist places, less so in smaller rural towns and communities.

Phone

See also: International Telephone Calls

The general emergency number is 112, but you can also contact police (122), fire (123) and ambulance (124) seperately. The international telephone code for the country is 382.

MTEL CG, T-Mobile and Telenor Montenegro provide cell phone services in the country. All providers have national coverage, and provide advanced services. You can buy mobile phone sim cards already for € 1. As of 2011 you need to fill in short form and show ID or passport in order to activate prepaid number at local operator's store. It sure pays to get a local SIM card as data roaming services with you own cell phone are usually much higher.

Post

Montenegro Post provides quite reliable, affordable services, both domestic as well as international. Post offices generally keep long hours, from 7:00 or 8:00am till 8:00pm, 6 days a week, except Sundays. If you want to send a package, it might be better to use an international courier company like DHL, TNT, UPS or FedEx, as they are fast and competitively priced as well.

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Quick Facts

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Population: 13,510

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