Climbing Kotor City Walls

A vantage point overlooking the fjord like no other — from 4000 feet above sea level.

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I wanted to brace myself for the hike up the fortifications from Kotor’s Old Town. Started with a good breakfast and brought an extra large bottle of water in my bag. The trek was approximately 1350 steep steps up and quite intense with environmental factors. I definitely gave my Fitbit Flex a good run. There are stairs and a lot of the rock was crumbling, so good shoes were so necessary. We took on the challenge and started early in the morning to beat the unforgiving sun’s heat (high of 90s°F). By the time we reached the castle up top and came back down, it was already lunch time. As you can see from the photos, we reaped the rewards from the climb. The air was crisp and the view was just divine.

Read more: Kotor City Walls / Kotor’s Castle of San Giovanni

I didn’t know what to expect coming to Montenegro, so I came in with an open mind. Wow. Montenegro is such an underrated destination. We found ourselves having the BEST lunch at Cesarica. It was simply blissful. The freshest seafood with local wine. A girl couldn’t ask for more! Afterwards, we strolled around the Old Town some more and found an outdoor lounge by the bay, where we sipped Aperol Spritz and people watched. We whisked off the same way we came in, by boat. I felt like such a tiny person sailing through the mountainous fjord. A perfect end to a day well spent.

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