For the fit and active person who wants to learn about the history of this beautiful town and have the most amazing views, this tour is worth every one of the 1,350 zigzagging steps to the top. Start with an orientation walk of Kotor and see its squares, cathedral, Maritime Museum, churches, noblemen houses and terraces. The medieval city of Kotor has a turbulent history of invasions. It was watched over and defended by an imposing network of towers, bastions and ramparts built along the cliffs of Mount Sveti Ivan or St John.
Several times they stopped the invaders who retreated before the walls, enchanted by their grandiosity. Although the size of the walls caused awe, they could not do much without a good defense within the city. Follow your guide up, making stops along the way. The first plateau is the bastion of St. Roko. You’ll also make a stop to visit the church of our Lady of the Health. With your ship in the bay and the red tiled roof tops in contrast, the views are simply spectacular!
Need to Know:
Note: Participants must be at least 12 years of age, physically fit and in excellent health. The hike to the top is approximately ¾ miles (1200m.) and takes approximately one hour on uneven terrain and steps which can be slippery (1350), loose stones and rough pebbles on the walking trails. You must wear sturdy shoes with good grip. A jacket or windbreaker is recommended.
Tours with this activity level involve physical exertion for extended periods of time; can involve uneven or steep terrain or swimming in a light current. Recommended only for physically fit and adventurous travelers.