Solo Female Travel in Kotor

Nestled in the heart of a rugged, scenic fjord on the Adriatic Sea, Kotor in Montenegro is a picturesque, UNESCO World Heritage site known for its stunning beauty and rich history. Surrounded by its still-intact medieval fortifications, this Adriatic gem boasts twisting streets, arresting architecture, and a magnificent old town that whispers tales of centuries past. Kotor's main allure lies in its famed Cathedral of Saint Tryphon, the Maritime Museum testifying to its seafaring legacy, and the formidable citadel offering mesmerizing views from its hilltop perch. The town's unique blend of Venetian and Baroque architecture, its vibrant markets, and its laid-back seafront locale make it an irresistible spot for travellers seeking a glimpse into Montenegro's thrilling past and inviting present.

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Is Kotor good for solo travel?

Safety:

Safety:Very safe

Kotor is generally safe for solo female travelers. Crime rates are low, and the locals are friendly and helpful. However, like any travel destination, it is important to maintain standard safety measures such as not walking alone late at night, especially in secluded areas, and keeping a keen eye on personal belongings.
Transport:

Transport:Easy

Kotor is comparatively straightforward to navigate. The old town is compact, pedestrian-friendly and the sights are typically well-marked and within short walking distance. Outside of the old town, public buses are available, although services might be irregular and limited. For more far-flung destinations, renting a car could be a good option but isn't necessary for most travelers. Remember, the majority of road signs are in the local language only. However, locals here are generally friendly and eager to help whenever asked.
Things to do:

Things to do:Interesting

Kotor, is a captivating destination boasting a mix of charming old town, stunning natural beauty, and rich history. You can walk through the maze-like streets of its well-preserved medieval old town, visit the historical landmarks such as the Cathedral of Saint Tryphon, and explore the famous Kotor Fortress. For nature lovers, you can enjoy a breathtaking the Bay of Kotor and the surrounding mountains. It offers diverse activities like hiking, boating, and photography opportunities. The place has friendly locals, and its compact size is easy for solo travelers to navigate. However, it might be a bit crowded during high season with cruise ship crowds.
Food:

Food:Above average

Kotor offers a vibrant culinary landscape, with a good diversity of food options ranging from traditional Montenegrin cuisine to international dishes. Seafood, in particular, is a local highlight, given the town's coastal location. Meals are generally fresh and flavorful, and quality is high. However, there may be fewer options for specific dietary requirements like vegetarian or vegan. Overall, the food scene is impressive and shouldn't disappoint.
Budget:

Budget:Affordable

Kotor is quite budget-friendly, especially when compared to other popular European destinations. Accommodations, food and public transportation are reasonably priced. Entry to various attractions, including the famous Kotor Fortress, may require a fee but it's generally affordable. However, prices may escalate during the peak tourist seasons.

Is Kotor worth visiting?

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 7 experiences

Things to do

4.6/5

Safety

4.7/5

Food

4.4/5

Budget-friendly

3.8/5

Solo travel experience

Kotor absolutely exceeded my expectations. Compared to other European cities, it is relatively cheap, beautiful, and I felt safe there all the time.

Posted: August 9, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

I spent five days in the old town of Kotor and felt like in a fairy tale. I absolutely loved it and would like to go back there. There was something so relaxing about just walking around the small town, eating in different restaurants and browsing shops, then resting, then going out on a boat or walking along the bay.

Posted: December 18, 2022
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 5/5
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To do: - Take a walk through the Old Town - Climb up to the San Giovanni fortress - Visit Bajova kula beach Safety: I was there when I was 18 and I felt really safe. Recommendations: Kotor is amazing. Make sure you stay there for a few days.

Posted: September 17, 2022
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 5/5
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To do: - Old Town - Cat Museum - Cathedral in Kotor - Kotor Fortress - Our Lady of the Rocks Safety: I felt very safe. Recommendations: The Bay of Kotor is absolutely amazing and worth seeing.

Posted: September 10, 2022
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 5/5
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Things to do: - Lovćen - Our Lady of the Rocks Island - St. Tryphon's Cathedral - Old Town in Kotor - Lovcen National Park - Njegos Mausoleum - Beach in Kotor - Kalardovo Beach - Cat Museum in Kotor Safety: Kotor is completely safe. Recommendations: The Bay of Kotor is one of the most beautiful places I have ever visited.

Posted: September 3, 2022
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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Group travel experience

I spent a week in the vicinity of the Bay of Kotor. Our base was a charming small guesthouse in Perast with an amazing terrace and view. From there, we went to Kotor and other small towns in the area. There are plenty of places where you can stop and swim, and the views are incredible. Kotor is charming! I also really enjoyed spending an afternoon in Risen, looking at mosaics. I highly recommend renting a kayak on the bay. We also did a full-day sailing cruise and it was amazing!

Posted: May 29, 2022
Things to do: 5/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 5/5
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Local tips

Make sure to accommodate yourself on the bay side towards Kotor/Tivat, not on the Herceg Novi side, because otherwise you will have to use the ferry every time you want to visit something. Definitely visit Herceg Novi, but stay on the other side of the bay. If you like hiking, do not miss hiking in Kotor over the old town. It costs 8 euros, but the view of the bay and the city is stunning. Start hiking late when the sun starts to set, and catch the sunset. Go to the island of St. Gospa od Skrpjela opposite Perast. There is an interesting town called the Bay of Lustica on the Lustica peninsula. On the way to Durmitor, if you have time, pop into Ostrog monastery. There is also rafting on the Tara River, and the canyon is worth seeing.

Posted: July 25, 2022
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Hi! : ) I’m from Brazil, Rio de Janeiro. I’m open to meeting up and showing around. I love traveling and getting to know different cultures and people from all over the world. Now I’m planning my next solo trip around Croatia, Albania, Montenegro, and Hungary. It would be awesome meeting locals and having places do stay.

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