Bay of Kotor is known as Boka Kotorska which is unique in formation. It was created by the flooding river valleys. It is mistaken to be a fiord and it does resemble a fiord due to its depth of the sea entering the mainland, the vertical mountainous sides and the quantity of precipitation. Even though it’s not a fiord, it still is an amazingly unique geographical formation. The Club of the Most Beautiful Bays of the World recognized its uniqueness and that is the reason of getting registered among thirty bays.
It’s not wrong to say that the city Kotor is like the capital of Bay of Kotor. It’s the most visited and popular city on the bay for its alleys, old town, Catholic and Orthodox churches, architecture, cuisine, nature, history and culture. It is easy to reach Kotor by bus from the nearby countries as well. Thanks to its climate, it can be visited all year round for sightseeing. It is one of the cruise port of calls in Europe.
The closest town to Kotor is Perast which used to be the center of Adriatic seafaring in ancient times. In Perast, the first naval academy was built by the French. It’s a small town which can be explored on foot or by bike as the cars are not allowed in the city center. From Perast you can visit the islands Gospa od Skrpjela (Our Lady of the Rocks) and Sveti Djordje (St George). On 22nd July there’s the Fascinada festival in Perast when dozens of yachts from nearby countries depart Perast, sail round the Island Mamula and sail back to Perast.
Herceg Novi is another beauty of the Bay of Kotor. You can visit Zanjic beach, the Blue Cave and the Island of Mamula by boat trip. Parking rules are strict in Herceg Novi. You can pay for it by buying a parking ticket from a newspaper stand and leave it on your windscreen or you can text message your car plate number to the phone number on the road sign.