There are a lot of places to visit, explore and enjoy while you visit Kotor old town, here we will number a few locations and activities in order to enjoy your time while exploring this gorgeous UNESCO protected town, either with one of us as your guide or by yourself.
The Gates of Kotor
The town of Kotor has three entrances:
South gate also known as Gurdic entrance is the first of the three and was very important since people from Budva will have to use in its way to Dubrovnik when they could afford a boat trip, it had a drawbridge which will be lowered on the strange of the river Gurdic, this entrance is the best option during the summer in order to avoid crowds.
North gate also Known as skurda door entrance built in the Renaissance style to preserve the memory of Kotor's victory over the ottoman empire back in 1539, the famous Turkish admiral Hajrudin Barbarosa also known as Red beard the pirate led the attack. You can still read the inscription above the entrance, Barbarosa besieged the town with 2000 ships and 30000 soldiers, but still did not manage to conquer it.
Main Gate or Sea Entrancelocated on the western side of the old town, dates from the 16th century and was build by the Venetian Providur Bernard Renier in 1555 in Renaissance and Baroque style even tough the top par of the entrance has change over the centuries the pillars and the arch still remain in the Bunjato technique. The gate is surrounded by massive stone blocks and stone pillars and is has a vaulted passage, right after you walk pass the entrance there is a Gothic relief from the 15th century showing Mary and baby Jesus, St. Tryphon saint patron and protector of Kotor who is holding the town on his hands and St. Bernard holding the holy bread "hostia"