Kotor Fortress Hike

Kotor’s Old Town Walls and Fortress Hike

Azamara Journey in KotorAzamara Journey in Kotor

Places of interest when calling on Kotor, Montenegro include many attractions like the Old Town Walls that cruise visitors can climb for a nominal fee. When we visited on Azamara Journey, Hotel Director Heike and Cruise Director Eric invited interested guests on a hike up to the top of the fortress.

Going Up?


When Sophia and I set out to tour Kotor, Montenegro the last thing on my mind was walking to the top of the hill to see the town from a different perspective. Little did I know that late in the afternoon we would be spending some cash on an entrance ticket to pay for what was both a pleasurable experience (I only thought that when I got back down) and total torture (it’s an elevation of 830 feet above sea level).

Spectacular Views!

Climbing the stairs (the path is nicely maintained)  up to the St. John’s fortress is a perfect hike for those looking for amazing view and vistas of the Old Town of Kotor, Montenegro.
Azamara Journey in Kotor Montenegro

Almost to the top - there are 1350 steps
Sophia Bajak, almost to the top – there are 1350 steps to the top.
Brilliant Boka Bay from the top of Kotor.
Brilliant Boka Bay from the top of Kotor.


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