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.)
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.
Kotor Carnival is one of the liveliest festivals in Montenegro, kicking off every February with masked balls for adults and children. Theaters put on traditional shows, concerts are held in the streets and venues, restaurants offer special menus, and the streets throng with costumed revelers enjoying performers, fireworks and parades. Another similar carnival is held in Kotor every August.
Another Montenegrin event popular with visitors is July’s International Fashion Festival, held annually in Kotor over several days. Top designers from the Balkan nations and the rest of the world attend to share their designs with fashion-forward locals.
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.
|Hotel Vardar||(Old Town) Stari Grad Nr. 476,||Hotel||-|
|Montenegro Hostel||Stari Grad b.b.||Hostel||89|
|Youth Hostel Spasic-Masera||Dobrota bb Kotor||Hostel||87|
|Hotel Vila Panonija||Dobrota bb||HOTEL||-|
|Montenegro Hostel 4U||Dobrota Donji put bb||HOSTEL||94|
|Old Town Hostel Kotor||Old Town 284||HOSTEL||94|
|Marina View Apartment||Gurdic bb Old Town||HOSTEL||-|
|Apartmani Markovic||Muo 117||APARTMENT||-|
|Radmila Apartment||Skaljari, Bus station, Kotor||APARTMENT||-|
|Kotor Sunrise Apartments||Zlatne njive bb||APARTMENT||-|
|Apartments Dukic||Stari grad 504, Kotor Stari Grad,||APARTMENT||-|
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.
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.
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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