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Bride of the Adriatic Sea
Kotor got its nickname for its amazing natural beauty, whether you enter the Bay of Kotor from the sea or from the mainland the experience will be the same as you will be fascinated.
This undiscovered gem is the southern most fjord in all of Europe and also the deepest in the Adriatic Sea. The sight of the bay is spectacular as steep black mountains come almost to the waterfront. The center of Kotor is well preserved urbanization typical of the middle ages. It is made up of medieval architecture, numerous monuments and criss crossed narrow streets and squares as well as a fortress hovering well above it all. This combined with the incredible natural surroundings makes for a dramatic setting and good reason Kotor is part of the UNESCO world heritage list.
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The rest of the bay certainly deserves to be explored, several classic smaller towns make up the bay such as charming Perast. From Perast by boat you can also access two islands in the center of the bay. One is known as Our Lady of the Rock and it houses a monastery and art collection. The views from the island of the bay are worth the trip alone. For those with some stamina the 45 minute climb to the Kotor fortress is not to be missed as visitors are rewarded with breathtaking views at the top. Kotor also offers a vibrant nightlife with various options in the summer to keep you going until dawn.