Cruise Port Atlas | Kotor, Montenegro Map | Location

Kotor, Montenegro Port | Map | Locations

Cruise lines that visit Kotor: Star Clippers, Voyages of Discovery, Windstar, Azamara Club Cruises, Crystal, Oceania, Paul Gauguin, Regent Seven Seas, Seabourn, SeaDream Yacht Club, Silversea, Celebrity, Cunard, Holland America, Princess, Costa, MSC Cruises, Norwegian, Royal Caribbean, Viking River Cruises

Key Attractions: Kotor, Venetian Walls, Maritime Museum, St. Tryphon Cathedral, Bay of Kotor, Budva Beach,, Budva Old Town, Sveti Stefan, Perast, Our Lady of the Rocks, Podgorica, Skadar Lake National Park

Kotor is an ancient city located in the deep and fjord-like Bay of Kotor. The major port of the new nation of Montenegro, Kotor's small Old Town is surrounded by a massive defensive wall built by the Venetians. Within this area is the medieval city which contains the city's attractions, including the St. Tryphon Cathedral built in 1166 and the Square of Arms bordered by the Armory and Ducal Palace. Though damaged by a recent earthquake and ignored by tourists until recently, cruise ships have helped to revive interest and tourism in Kotor which is the center of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The other major tourism site in the area is the coastal town of Budva, which also boasts a small walled city. Budva is Montenegro's most popular tourist destination because of its combination of historic significants and lovely beaches. It attracts many wealthy visitors some of whom have built summer homes in the area. Within the Bay of Kotor are the beautiful Baroque town of Perast and the popular Our Lady of the Rocks island and church. Just over an hour from Kotor is the scenic Lake Skadar National Park, which is very popular with birders. Montenegro's capital of Podgorica is accessible from Kotor via mountain or coastal roads both offering wonderful views of the country
. The capital is a mostly modern city which is the center of the Montenegran culture.

Local Currency: Euro | Current exchange rates at xe.com

Primary Language: Montenegrin

Secondary Languages: Serbian, Bosniak, Albanian, Croatian

Visa requirements: Not required for US and Canadian citizens

Photo of 3 Cruise ships in Kotor Bay by Peter Croyle

Geography and Population

Approaching Kotor on your cruise ship is one of the highlights of the visit as the city is situated a long way from the coast inside an ancient and deep riverbed which is often mistaken for a fjord. After passing through two narrow channels cruise ships reach the wider part of the bay where Kotor and a number of other small coastal towns lie. Kotor has a population of just over 5000 and with its neighbor, Dobrota, has a combined population of just over 13,000.

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How Far?

Taxis information is still under research.

From To Distance Average Time Local Currency Fare
Kotor Cruise Berth Tivat Airport 8 KM 9 minutes  
Kotor Cruise Berth Podgorica Airport 86 KM 1 hour 24 minutes  
Kotor Cruise Berth Kotor Old Town / Square of Arms / St Tryphon Cathedral / Maritime Museum 0.1-0.5 KM 2 - 8 minute walk  
Kotor Cruise Berth St. John Castle 2 KM 60-90 minute hike  
Kotor Cruise Berth Perast 14 KM 17 minutes  
Kotor Cruise Berth Our Lady of the Rocks (island)   50 minutes ferry ride from Kotor
Kotor Cruise Berth Budva 22 KM 22 minutes  
Kotor Cruise Berth Lake Skadar 70 KM 66 minutes  
Kotor Cruise Berth Podgorica 75 KM 1 hour 25 minutes  
Kotor Cruise Berth Jaz Beach 19 KM 20 minutes  
Kotor Cruise Berth Mogren Beach 22 KM 22 minutes  
Kotor Cruise Berth Slovenska Beach 24 KM 25 minutes  
Kotor Cruise Berth Becici Beach 26 KM 28 minutes  

Local Services - Addresses

Hospital

Kotor City Hospital, Skaljari, Montenegro, 1.2 KM, 2 minutes

Nearby Banks and ATMs

ATMs and Money Exchanges - Trg od Oruzja (Square of Arms), Kotor, 0.2 KM, 2 minute walk
Podgoricka Banka, 22. Novembra, Budva 85310, 23 KM, 22 minutes

Post Office

Name and Address

Port and Berths

Small Cruise Ship and Tender Berth - E65, Kotor, Montenegro
GPS - 42.425373, 18.76825

Photo of St. Tryphon Cathedral by Peter Croyle