In the Middle Ages, this natural harbour on the Adriatic coast in Montenegro was an important artistic and commercial centre with its own famous schools of masonry and iconography. A large number of the monuments (including four Romanesque churches and the town walls) were seriously damaged by the 1979 earthquake but the town has been restored, largely with UNESCO’s help.
Today the city of Kotor has a population of 13,510 and is the administrative center of the municipality. It is situated at a ria, a submerged river canyon, surrounded by nearly overhanging limestone cliffs of Orjen and Lovćen. The zig-zagging path on the left leads to Cetinje, a historical capital, and has been used continuously for almost a millenium.
I have to say this...the town is one of the most beautiful and picturesque places I have ever visited...The setting is just stunning, and there are so many small plazas and churches you just keep on sighing at every corner...well at least it was like that for me, and would encourage everyone to visit!