Kotor’s Castle Of San Giovanni, Kotor

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Climb to the top of , which offers bird's-eye views of the fjord and the Old Town from the height of 1,200 m (3937 ft). Together with the Old Town and its natural surroundings, the fortifications are listed as a World Heritage Site. The Illyrians, Byzantines, Venetians, and Austrians built the fortress between the ninth and 19th centuries. Take the main entrance near the River Gate and ask for a descriptive brochure identifying various towers, citadels, gates, bastions, forts, cisterns, and churches along the way. Rest on a stone seat in front of the Church of Our Lady of Remedy. Walk carefully, as the stairs are unstable in places, and be sure to take a bottle of water with you. Take a look at our Kotor tour itinerary maker to schedule your visit to Kotor’s Castle Of San Giovanni and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Spectacular view over the Bay of Kotor. Cost of €8 But it is well worth it. The ascent is a bit costly and not for everyone. Mandatory!
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  • The place is lovely but it's very bad and it's even Unesco Heritage (no comment). I'd really like to understand where the 8th you pay to go up... The place is littered with trash, lacks signage and poor maintenance has led to making most of the route unsafe and dangerous. Also, it lacks lighting so if you go down or rise towards evening you risk getting hurt or even worse falling down the ravine.
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  • It is worth climbing to the fort only if you are in good physical condition. In summer it is very hot and humid, besides that there is no breeze. It costs 8 euros and takes one (making stops) 1 hour up and 1/2 down. Wear appropriate footwear. They sell water upstairs.
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  • The Place is fantastic, obviously it's a tourist area living mostly for the summer time but I would love to have someone cleaning the path at least a couple of times during the day! Also to start your hike it costs 8 euros per person, I'd expect someone that removes the trash. The view on top is wonderful and fulfilling! Loved it.
  • I have been here couple of times and there is something really special about this place... it is the view! It feels like you are touching the sky!!! For more I suggest you to put it on your “must to” list... you will never regret!
  • This was a great hike to the top of the castle and fortress. Prepare yourself to climb 1350 steps and get an amazing view. I strongly recommend going there before 7:30. The early you go, less people will be there and also it’s free. If you go later there’s an 8 euros fee. Also, bring lots of water and a towel, if you dare going there at noon on summer. Consider that there’s not too much shade on the way up and it can get intense. Wear appropriate shoes. I’d rate this a 5/5 but I think the place is not properly maintained. They charge 8 euros and the fortress and castle are dirty, there’s trash everywhere, urine smell, and some path are rough.
  • Beautiful views - very worth going there, but I recommend the free 'ladder of kotor' path instead of paying 8 euros for going up the hard stairs. Recommend this
  • Beautiful view on the bay. Definitely a place worth seeing! The trail through the old church is much more convenient and more pleasant than stages on the wall with queues and traffic. And by the way, it's free :)
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