Bay of Kotor
The Bay of Kotor is a winding bay located on the Adriatic Sea on the south-western part of the country of Montenegro. The bay is also known as Europe's southernmost fjord. The reason follows its submerged river canyon of the disintegrated Bokelj River. It has 4 small gulfs namely, the Herceg Novi gulf, Tivat gulf, Risan gulf and gulf of Kotor. The verige strait connects the gulf of Tivat with the Risan and the Kotor while the Kumbor strait connects the gulf of Herceg and the gulf of Tivat. The territory of the bay has three municipalities namely the Kotor, Herceg and the Tivat.
Tourists can enter bay using the Tivat international airport. The airport has frequent flights to several leading European destinations such as Moscow, Paris, London and Kyiv. Another airport in use is the Podgorico. It also offers flights to other leading European destinations such as Vienna, Rome and Zagreb.
Apart from entry via plane, travelers can use buses which are frequent in the bay region. In fact, buses are the popular mode of transport in the area because they are affordable and comfortable. The Kotor and the Zelenika are two international passenger sea ports through which visitors can enter or leave the bay area. The port of Kotor is famous for its cruisers on a day to day operation. The bay area has a lot of local bus lines that transport travelers in and out the region. Tourists who prefer taxis get taxi service at an affordable rate.
The region offers a lot of attraction for sight seeing. The Kotor offers a perfect vie of its old walls. Tourists can talk a walk on the 6 km long Herceg Novi. Also, a visit to the perast which is a well kept village built using a baroque style is also fascinating. The small town of Tivat offers tourists the opportunity to enjoy the touristic and the business services. For historians, a visit to the Risan which is the ancient settlement in the whole bay region offers the opportunity to learn about the history of the Illyrian kingdom.
Lots of Restaurants in the Bay of Kotor serve both local and international cuisines. A few examples of the cuisine served include the Mediterranean cuisine and international include the Dalmatian, Greek and the Russian cuisine.
Opens bars and cafes are operational during the summer along the coast line and in the Old town. An espresso or a cup of cold coffee may cost 1€ - 1.5€ while soft drinks such as Coca-Cola may cost 1.5-2€.
Small villages such as the Prcanj, Perast, and Risan have private villas and old ports that can be rented for holiday accommodations. A lot of the local inhabitants offer pleasant residence apartments, affordable villas and rooms by affordable prices.