Exploring Kotor City Walls - Montenegro City Tours

A look from Kotor City Walls


Duration: 3 hours 
Location: Kotor City Walls, Kotor Old Town
Type: Easy hiking with city walking tour  

Tour starting point / Pick up info: In front of the MAIN GATE of the OLD TOWN OF KOTOR

Language: English, French, German, Russian, Italian (other languages upon request). 

Climbing up the St Giovanni Fortress - City Tour of Old Town of Kotor  
Old Town of Kotor with its medieval walls is located at the farthest end of the Bay of Kotor, almost pressed into the foot of Lovcen mountain. The specific atmosphere and architecture made Kotor a unique place in the world, a fact recognised by UNESCO when the organization placed the old part of the town on its list of World Heritage Sites. 

Dating from the period of Illyrian-Roman wars, 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, and city under protection of Venice Republic just to be occupied later by France and then Austro-Hungarian Monarchy, until Kotor finally became part of Yugoslavia.  

You will meet our guide at previously arranged time in front of the Main Gate (the Sea Gate). The climbing up the St Giovanni Fortress begins at the entrance to the fortress inside of the Old Town, from Square of Green Salad, near the Southern Gate.   

On the way to St Giovanni fortress, we will pass by:

  • Square of Green Salad
  • Scala Santa
  • The Small Fort
  • St Giovanni Fortress, (Illyrian fortress) 
  • The magnificent walls of Kotor (beautiful view over Kotor Bay)
  • The Church of Our Lady of Remedy
  • St Roko Position
  • Northern Gate with Skurda river

After we finish the nearly 2 hours hiking we will return back to the Square of Green Salad where we will have a short break and then continue to explore the Old Town of Kotor:

  • St Mary of the River (the Blessed Ozana)
  • The St Luke Square with St Luke and St Nikola churches
  • The Bokelian Navy Square and Karampana
  • St Tryphon Cathedral (short guided tour of the Cathedral)
  • The Square of Arms
  • Clock Tower

The tour finishes at Square of Arms.

This tour includes: 

  • Guiding services
  • Entrance fee to the Old Town of Kotor
  • Entrance fee to the City Walls
  • Entrance fee to the Cathedral

NOTE: TRIP TIME can be arranged in accordance with your time schedule, but we definitely recommend early morning or late afternoon hours for this tour. This is a perfect opportunity to take photos of the Old Town and the City Walls, so make sure that you bring your camera with you. Do not forget comfortable shoes, sun protection and a bottle of water. Additional T-shirt is a plus!

If you prefer the PRIVATE TOUR, for less than 5 persons, please contact us!

If you are a TOUR OPERATOR, please do not hesitate to write to us directly.