Kotor, Montenegro: the underrated city you must visit
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Montenegro is so often side-lined by its popular neighbour, Croatia, that its natural beauty and bowers of culture still remain relatively unexplored. Lord Byron once doted on the Montenegrin coast as ‘the most beautiful encounter between land and sea’, which, in our opinion, sums up Kotor Bay perfectly. The medieval coastal city of Kotor, tucked neatly away in Kotor Bay, surrounded by towering mountains which slope into a pristine blue bay, is Montenegro’s secret treasure. With only a small population of around 13,500, Kotor is relatively unexplored in contrast with its equivalents Croatia, where tourist cities such as Dubrovnik and Split attract throngs of tourists year-round. Yet, Kotor is brimming history and authenticity, boasting World heritage status, and accommodating medieval churches, fortifications, and St. Tryphon’s Cathedral, built in 1166, which stands proudly in the centre of the city.
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