The Kotor Riviera
Kotor is a coastal town in Montenegro. It is located in a most secluded part of Gulf of Kotor. The town has a population of 13,510, and is the administrative center of the Kotor municipality.
The old Mediterranean port of Kotor, surrounded by an impressive city wall built by Republic of Venice and the Venetian influence remains dominant among the architectural influences. The Bay of Kotor (Boka Kotorska), one of the most indented parts of the Adriatic Sea is sometimes called the southern-most fjord in Europe ( though it is actually a submerged river canyon). With the nearly overhanging limestone cliffs of Orjen and Lovćen one of the great Mediterranean landscapes is created.
Kotor is part the World Heritage Site Natural and Culturo-Historical Region of Kotor.
The Old town is filled with bars, restaurants and cafes, and there are many nightclubs in Kotor. Music is piped into the streets of the old town by huge loudspeakers outside most of the bars and cafes. Many tourists have complained that the music in the old town is intolerably loud such that they cannot visit the restaurants and that it is better to stay in hotels outside the old town if you do not wish to be disturbed by the music.
Summer events, such as Summer Carnival or Bokeljska Noć, are visited by thousands of tourists. These are the most visited happenings in Montenegro during the summer, with over 30,000 people partying in Kotor during Summer Carnival