Kotor Bay is an ideal destination for those who want to stay away from overcrowded marinas and beaches. The coastal town of Kotor was originally a military base, and the old town centre is surrounded by 4 km of massive walls built on and off over many centuries. Kotor is, like the many other antique Montenegrin cities, remarkably well-preserved, and home of numerous restaurants and bars.
A walk to the top of the Castle of San Giovanni will give you the best view of Kotor; the app. 1,3500 stairs up to the top brings you up in an overwhelming 1200 meters height! The view from the top is breath-taking and worth the many steps. The region of Kotor is a UNESCO world heritage site, and its mixed architectural styles are the result of being under Byzantine, Venetian, Ottoman, and Napoleonic rule respectively.
The resort town Budva is just an hour away of Kotor. The city has a thriving nightlife with buzzing clubs, but Budva is first and foremost known due its beautiful, ancient town centre with winding, cobbled streets and the perfect beaches.
Walk around barefoot in the sand or go for a fresh morning run at Budva’s seafront promenade. Visit one of the popular beaches near the old medieval city of Budva. The longest and most popular beach is Jaz – a 2,5 km long, sandy beach. Every year Jaz beach sets the frames for the Sea Dance Festival, dedicated to the tunes of the international music scene.
Herceg Novi is known to have the clearest water in the Adriatic Sea, and therefore is a popular destination among yachters and sailors. Do not miss out on a swim in the picturesque Blue Cave. The water in the grotto is illuminated in a stunning way by the sun, thus making the water look almost turquoise.
Take a trip to the uninhabited island Mamula, where you will also find the fortress of Mamula. At immediate sight, the former concentration camp may look chilling, but is in fact a mesmerizing mark of a time that has been. Today the fortress is set to be made into a luxury resort on the inside, but the well-reserved fortress and the surrounding nature make the location worth a visit!
Herceg Novi’s historical origin as an old marina village is strongly represented in the architecture. Also, the city holds many seafood restaurants that will serve you a delicious version of their fish of the day. Mimosa trees, lavender, and an endless number of stairs in Stari Grad (the town centre) defines the townscape; the Nobel Prize awarded writer Ivo Andric is said to have described the little marina village as green, sunny, and full of stairs.
Nearly 10 km east of Budva lies the former fisher village Sveti Stefan, a part of the Budvanske Rivijera (Budva Riviera). To many people this is the highlight of their visit to Montenegro! The medieval town was built in 1442, and makes an impression with the Venetian walls and distinctive stone houses.
The two curved beaches with pink sand in Sveti Stefan are some of the most exclusive and popular beaches in Montenegro. The one of them belongs to the Aman resort, but the other one is free and open to the public.
Sveti Stefan has been a popular holiday destination among celebrities for years, and Marilyn Monroe, Sophia Loren, Kirk Douglas, and Claudia Schiffer among other are said to have visited this stunning, ancient city.
Dream Yacht Charter base - Kotor is located on the Bay of Kotor. Kotor is a city of traders and famous sailors, with many stories to tell. Kotor Marina is located at the SE end of the main dock, identified by a small sign. Yachts are based right in front of the old town.