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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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  • This was an amazing hike. I am so glad my friend convinced me to do this. SO WORTH IT. I won't lie to you, he is in shape but still had a bit of tough time. I am not really in shape and he encouraged ...  more »
  • Great short hike that could be accomplished in a few hours with fabulous views of the Bay of Kotor and the Old City. You will be huffing and puffing on the way up so hike early in the day or late in t...  more »
  • Climbing to the top of the fortress of Saint John is a must do in Montenegro. The walk to the top at a relaxing pace is about 1 hour. People of all ages can do it. Maybe it's recommended runners or hi...  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