EMCA 2017 - Excursion - Discover Old Town of Kotor

St Tryphon Cathedral in Kotor

Duration: 5 hours 

Location: Becici - Kotor - Budva - Becici

Tour starting point / Pick up info: In front of the MAIN CONFERENCE VENUE - HOTEL MEDITERAN, BECICI

Language: English

Being listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Old Town of Kotor attracts great number of visitors throughout the year. 

Kotor is situated in the most secluded part of Boka Kotorska (The Bay of Kotor). While it dates from the Illyrian period, Kotor developed into an important commercial and artistic centre in the Middle Ages. Many empires battled for control over the city throughout the centuries: from being an autonomous city of the Byzantine Empire, free city of medieval Serbia, then under Venetian or Hungarian states, gaining independence and then returned to Venetian control once again, just to be occupied by France and then Austria, until Kotor finally became part of Yugoslavia. 

Itinerary  
The Excursion to Kotor Old Town is to be organized on 14 March at 2 pm. Starting point: Hotel Mediteran, Becici, the main conference venue. Our guides will meet the group at the Hotel and we will travel through Budva towards the Boka Bay, passing well known Jazz beach on the way to Kotor. 

Kotor tour begins at the main gate of the Old Town, also known as the Sea Gate (Morska vrata), and it will take us inside the city gates, where we will visit

  • The Square of Arms
  • Clock Tower
  • Flour Square with Pima and Buca palaces
  • St Tryphon Cathedral with short guided tour of the Cathedral
  • The Bokelian Navy Square with Karampana
  • The St Luke Square with St Luke and St Nikola churches
  • St Mary of the River (the blessed Ozana)
  • Northern Gate with Skurda river

After the tour of the city you will return to the Square of Arms and enjoy the free time in this ancient city. 

This tour includes: 

  • Transportation to Kotor and Budva
  • Guiding services
  • Entrance fee to the Old Town of Kotor
  • Entrance fee to the Cathedral

NOTE: This is an easy city walking tour (although the streets are made of cobblestones so the comfortable footware is advised).