Kotor

We arrived late in Kotor Bay after the bus journey from Albania took a couple of hours longer than expected because of the border.

We woke up and wandered through the cobbled streets of Kotor Old Town which is full of little streets which connect big open squares, with restaurants and cafes. After breakfast in the sun, we walked along the marina and admired the super yachts which lined the walk way. We then hired some bikes and set off along the coastal road of Kotor Bay – the views were incredible! An hour later we reached Perast, a quiet coastal town which you can only explore by foot (or bike!) There are car parks at either end of the town where you have to leave your car, which made the town a joy to explore. The main road hugged the water and was lined with restaurants. We camped out at a beach bar at the end of the stretch and jumped in the sea to cool off. You could hop on a boat for a few euros each and be taken out to a small island in the bay which is home to a singular church called Our Lady on the Rocks. We then cycled the hour back into Kotor, where we got changed and headed out for a lovely fish dinner in one of the Old Town squares. We more than deserved an ice cream (and a couple of glasses of wine..) after dinner following the 25km bike ride.

The next morning we packed our things and cycled the short distance to our next guest house.The weather was a little cloudy in comparison to previous days so we dropped off our things and then headed out for a coffee and wrote a few post cards. We dropped our bikes back and popped into the supermarket and picked up some bread, cheese, ham and beers for lunch (balanced we know).

The weather wasn’t clearing so we camped out at another cafe in a square in the old town and read our books for an hour before dropping them off at the guest house. The top thing to do in Kotor Bay is to climb up the 1300 steps to the old fort. It was a sweaty climb up but the views from the top were incredible. You could see out all across the bay. When we got back to the bottom we grabbed an ice cream and a cold drink before changing for yet another fish dinner in an open square.

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