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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 vacation route planner 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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TripAdvisor
  • Best view in Kotor. Quite a hike up, but not very long. Took us around 30 min at a slowish pace. Lots of stairs so not very good on the knees but the view is worth it.  more »
  • Fantastic views and well worth the climb. For me an hour slow climb is perfect. The whole area has great history and is so well preserved. It's one of the coolest places I've ever been to. Luckily a r...  more »
  • The views are breath taking! No, for real you are going to be out of breath! It took an hour to walk up the crazy stone stair pathway. The views are so beautiful. Took 30 minutes to get back down. It ...  more »
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  • Very beautiful site seeing spot. Great for photography. There is an entrance fee. Be prepared for a long walk uphill. Not recommended for elderly people, disabled or people with heart issues. The view of the castle/mountain at night is beautiful
  • Absolutely a must see for anyone visiting. It gives the overview of Motor Bay