Rijeka Crnojevića

The last habitat of the pelicans in Europe!

Welcome

In Rijeka Crnojevica (Rijeka Crnojevića, Ријека Црнојевића), time warp and human oblivion have preserved nature’s unspoiled beauty, but due to them, only the remains can tell a story about the glorious history of this formerly biggest trade center.

Being afraid of the Turkish invasion and quick occupation of Zabljak Crnojevica (Žabljak Crnojevića, Жабљак Црнојевића) town, in the second half of the 15th century, Ivan Crnojevic, known as Ivan the Bey, moved the metropolis and metropolitan from Vranjinа to Obod, a hill above Rijeka Crnojevica. Thus Obod had become a resident of the Crnojevic dynasty. Among South Slavs, the first book in Cyrillic was printed in a printing firm of the Crnojevic family brought in Obod from Venice at the end of the 15th century – Oktoih (Октоих).

 

The winter house of the Petrovic family was situated in Rijeka Crnojevic because it was not a windy place and the climate was even milder than one at the seacoast. The famous bridge over the river was built by Prince Danilo in 1853, and the bigger one, that connects Rijeka Crnojevica with Virpazar, by Prince Nikola in 1905.

During the 19th and at the beginning of the 20th century, Rijeka Crnojevica was the biggest marketplace in this part of the Balkans. On the Italian tables, a smoked bleak from this area was a highly rated product. Members of all three religions lived happily here and did trade business, but the Muslims were known as the best merchants.

Communities placed on the lake’s “oke” have added to the richness of this area. There are many of them and they abound with fish. Prior to the Balkan wars, Rijeka Crnojevica town had many workshops, the first pharmacy in Montenegro was opened right there as well as the first arms workshop. In “Marica” factory, pearls from fish scales were made.

The Lipska Cave, with a beautiful lake and stone ornaments, the waterfall on the Crnojevic river as well as Dobrsko village, surrounded by small vineyards used for the production of high-quality wines and even better “rakija”(brandy), is situated in this area.

Nowadays, many nature lovers, fans of good photography and unusual landscapes are visiting Rijeka Crnojevica. The famous director, Emir Kusturica, and the canoe and kayak world champion, Milan Janjic, are big admirers of this place.

Traditional Manifestation

The Weddings On Black Lake – 12th of July

Mountine Flowers Days – 15. of  July 

Mountine Flowers Days is great event in Durmitor National Park.

Horse Races in Njegovudja

The procession at sea, during which the painting of Our Lady of the Rocks is carried to Perast and back, is especially important and picturesque. The little boat carrying the painting is always in the middle, surrounded in a semi-circle by other boat and armored guard. This is meant to evoke memories of hard times when the Turks held the northern side of Verige under occupation, and the threat of a sudden attack was imminent.

Memorial Danilo Jaukovic with the climbing on Bobotov kuk

Climbing Bobotov Kuk – A guide to one of Montenegro’s highest peaks
Montenegro - climbing Bobotov Kuk Montenegro’s very name, meaning “Black Mountain”, already implies, that there’s no shortage of mountains in this country. At 2.523 m Bobotov Kuk had been thought to be Montenegro’s highest peak, until recent surveys showed, that there are actually three higher peaks at the border with Albania.

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view from the saddle underneath the summit of Bobotov Kuk

However, Bobotov Kuk is still one of Montenegro’s highest mountains and due to its beautiful location in the rugged mountainscape of Durmitor National Park, it is definitely worth a visit. There are numerous hikes in Durmitor National Park but the one up Bobotov Kuk is the ultimate one. The first recorded ascent of Bobotov Kuk was in 1883 by an Austrian cartographer. Nowadays, every reasonably fit person can attempt the quite strenuous hike. Although numerous companies in Zabljak offer tours up Bobotov Kuk, it is not mandatory to hire a guide or anything. It’s highly advisable though, not to set out alone, or at least to inform someone before leaving.

Bobotov Kuk – Which route to choose? There are basically two main trails leading up to the summit of Bobotov Kuk. A short one starting and ending in Sedlo and a very long one starting and ending in Zabljak. You can also combine the two trails and hike from Sedlo to Zabljak or vice versa since the two trails converge right underneath the summit of Bobotov Kuk (from where it’s another 60-minute climb). Before picking a route, you should ask the following questions: How fit am I? How much time do I have? How much do I want to see?

The Long Route – Roundtrip from Zabljak The longer trail starts from the resort town of Zabljak and covers an altitude difference of more than 1000 m. It still seems to be the more popular route though, which is probably due to the easily accessible starting point. Just follow the street leading out of Zabljak and towards Black Lake and the park entrance (3€ per person). Here you’ll find a large, wooden board listing all the hikes in Durmitor National Park. Although all the trails within the park are well-marked with clear signposts (red and white dots), the ten-hour roundtrip to Bobotov Kuk is still very tiring.

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Black Lake / Durmitor National Park / Montenegro

The first part leads you along beautiful Black Lake before it dives into the denser forest. After leaving the woodlands, the trail gets more and rockier and harder to navigate. Especially the steeper sections covered with loose rocks and boulder are quite a challenge. A pair of hiking poles can come in handy and provide an extra bit of stability. After tackling numerous smaller mountains and hills you’ll reach the saddle where your trail converges with the trail coming from Sedlo. Now the paths get steeper and it doesn’t take long till the “climbing” part begins.    

The Short Route – Roundtrip from Sedlo The other trail starts from the western side of the mountain range, from a place called Sedlo. This route is significantly easier and shorter. The roundtrip takes between 6 and 6.5 hours if you maintain a moderate walking pace and the overall altitude difference is around 800 m. Montenegro - climbing Bobotov Kuk Montenegro - climbing Bobotov Kuk Sedlo is a 30 – 40-minute drive from Zabljak. It is not really a village or anything but there’s a small restaurant hut at the trailhead, close to the parking lot. Having a car is definitely a big advantage if you decide to tackle Bobotov Kuk from this side of the mountain ridge. You can just drive here early in the morning from Zabljak (30 – 40 min) and start hiking. However, I would suggest to arrive the day before and spend a night wild camping close to the trailhead since the scenery here is absolutely stunning and you can set out early in the morning. Montenegro - climbing Bobotov Kuk-Durmitor_2017 If you do not have your own wheels, you can also reach Sedlo by taxi (around 17€ from Zabljak). Just be aware, that it’s very unlikely to get a taxi back to town. You can tray and ask at the restaurant for them to call one but it’s not gonna come cheap. Otherwise, you can also try to hitch a ride back to Zabljak. The trail from Sedlo is equally well-marked as the one from Zabljak. It winds through lush grasslands and over a few rolling hills before you reach the rocky and steep section that leads up to the saddle.

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Bobotov Kuk soaring in the distance


final ascent – The summit of Bobotov Kuk The two trails converge at the saddle of Bobotov Kuk from where it’s another 60-minute climb. This is also where the really steep and slightly unsettling part starts. If heights are not your thing, you might want to turn back here. Otherwise just try not to look down, cause yes, it is a quite dramatic drop and the path is steep and narrow. But if you take your time, go slow and carefully then isn’t such a big deal. When we approached the last section, dark clouds started rolling in and very soon the visibility decreased to just a few meters. Shortly after, sleet had turned the trail into a muddy slide. At this point, the ropes and chains installed at the really steep parts were appreciated the support. The summit of Bobotov Kuk is one of the highest in Montenegro and you are supposed to have a breathtaking view from up there. Your eyes wander from Bosnia and Herzegovina all the way to Albania. Well, it would have been awesome to enjoy this vista, but all we could see was basically nothing. The weather had changed dramatically, the wind had picked up and temperatures dropped significantly. Therefore we only spent a few minutes upon the summit which really was a pity.   The way down was horrendous. Rain poured down on us with temperatures around freezing point. The trail turned into a sludge pit and the rocks became extremely slippery. We had to slow down in order not to risk slipping and spraining an ankle or worse. After what felt like an eternity we finally reached our car, soaking wet and frozen to the marrow.

The combination – Sedlo <-> Zabljak Of course, it is also possible to combine the two trails and hike from Sedlo to Zabljak or vice versa. This option provides the best of two worlds. If you start from Sedlo you have to cover way less altitude difference and the ascent is easier and shorter. Still, you can enjoy the contrast of the lush green hills on the south-western side and the rugged, rocky and densely wooded terrain on the north-eastern side.

  Tips and suggestions No matter which of the two options you decide for, there are some general suggestions worth considering before you set out to tackle Bobotov Kuk.
  • both hikes are quite strenuous and you should be reasonably fit
  • start as early as possible in order not to be overtaken by nightfall and to avoid the midday heat in summer
  • always check the weather forecast since the conditions up there can be quite harsh
  • bring enough water and snacks
  • proper clothing is essential – we started in t-shirt and shorts and ended wearing thick jackets, a hat, and gloves
  • sturdy shoes are a big advantage and hiking poles can come in very handy too, in order to take it easy on your knees and for that extra bit of stability
    Post first published here: https://www.travelpixelz.com/climbing-bobotov-kuk/

Regatta Cup Fašinada

On the same day, i.e. on July 22nd, the Fašinada Regatta Cup is held, in which sailboats from all over Boka Bay take part. The winner of the race gets a challenge cup and a place of honor for his name on the lighthouse plaque on the island of Our Lady of the Rocks. A dinner is served for everyone in attendance.

International Festival of Klapas (traditional bands)

The festival is held annually on the second weekend of August.  The participants are “klape” (traditional bands) form the Mediterranean countries, who sing “a kapela”.  This is the only festival of klapas in Montenegro.  

Klapa singing, as a genre of polyphonic singing, belongs to the musical tradition of Boka, whose roots are much stronger than we have thought. Old-fashioned harmony singing in Boka is an extension of a specific homophonic singing that has its origins in Perast’s bugarštica of the 15th  to 18th  century,  in the ritual and prayer songs and the customary tribute and folk songs; while in the mid 19th century, it developed as polyphonic singing of male and female groups- klapa (name klapa was given in Dalmatia, mid XX century).

Top Sights You Must See

Our Lady Of The Rocks

Risan Mosaics

St Nichola's Church

Palace in Perast

Prehistorical Drawings in Lipci

St Tryphon’s Cathedral

Museum in Perast

Kotor Old Town

Where To Stay

Planning a trip to Perast but not sure where to stay?  The best neighborhoods, hotels, apartments, hostels, vacation rentals and places to stay for travelers visiting Perast, Montenegro.

Best Places To Eat And Drink

Restaurants And Taverns Near You in Perast

If you’re looking for a great meal in Perast in Montenegro you’ve come to the right place: avoid the tourist traps with our an insider’s guide to the best places to eat, including restaurants and taverns in Perast and places around. Perast has good restaurants, but also its share of bland and overpriced ones. We’ve tried to pick out the ones we feel are most worth visiting. 

Pizza's And Fast Food Near You in Perast

Find the best fast food, pizza’s or pasta’s near you in Perast. Explore other popular cuisines and fast food restaurants: pizza, pasta, burger, hot-dog, sandwiches, salads, lunch, healthy, desserts, traditional bbq …

Caffe And Bars Near You in Perast

Whether you’re looking for a few beers overlooking the city walls, or a few fancy cocktails, you’ll find your perfect drinking spot in Perast. Town is full of cosy cafes and restaurants offering local coffee and delicious local’s delicacies. Our’s local experts pick the best caffe, bars  and beach bars in Perast: the best watering holes and nightspots for cocktails, wine and beer. Take a break from all …

Fish, Vegetable And Meat Markets Near You

If we want to buy some fresh seafood , vegetable or meat to prepare the dinner, we have suggestions for you.The favorite place for locals to buy fresh meat, vegetables and more importantly – this morning’s fish! Local food markets also sell the most popular milk and meat delicacies, and Njegusi smoke ham (Njeguški pršut) is one …

Things To Do

Perast Boat Tour - Our Lady of the Rocks

Meet your skipper at the pier – Start your Perast boat tour ride towards the island of Our Lady of the Rocks – Visit church  Our Lady of the Rocks – Boat ride to Perast 

**Total tour time around 1 hours and 30 minutes

Perast Boat Tour - Our Lady of the Rocks - Blue Cave

Departure Perast – boat ride out of the Bay of Boka to the open sea  – Without stop slowly passing island Mamula – Visit Blue Cave and swimming – boat ride to submarine tunnel  –  visit islet and church Our Lady of the Rocks  – Boat ride to and visit Perast 

**Total tour time around  3 hours 

Kotor Old Town And Perast

Meeting in front of Old town of Kotor, walking tour with guide – Finishing walking tour – Perast – Boat tour to the island Our Lady of Rocks and visit to museum – Returning to Perast and visit Perast museum and free time in town – Coming back to Kotor

**Total tour time is 4 hours.

Highlights of Boka Bay

Kotor – visiting island Our Lady of the Rocks and city of Perast  visiting Roman mosaics in Risan – Crossing the bay with ferry – visiting modern part Porto Montenegro in Tivat  – Coming back to Kotor trough old road going across the hill Vrmac

**Total tour time is 4 hours 30 minutes.

Mini Montenegro

Departure from Kotor via roads offering stunning panoramic view- photo break – Arrival to Njegusi – Visiting the drier and village with complimentary tasting of famous Njegusi smoked ham and cheese, wine and brandy – Continuing to and visiting Cetinje and getting familiar with its history – Continuing to Budva – Visiting Old Town in Budva – Returning to Kotor

**Total tour time around 8 hours.

Ostrog Monastery

Transfer from Kotor to Ostrog Monastery – Passing by Perast, Risan, Lipci, Slano Lake, Niksic – Arrival to Ostrog Monastery – Free time to visit upper and lower Monastery – Departure to Kotor – Lunch break at a restaurant (of your choice) – Arrival to Kotor

**Total tour time around 6 hours.

Skadar Lake National Park - Virpazar

Departure from Kotor – Foto brake near St. Stefan – Arrival at the Virpazar Skadar Lake –  Boat ride on Lake Skadar (2 hours long boat tour with English speaking guide, with stop of 20 minutes for swimming. On the boat local homemade pastries with honey and cheese will be served) – Tour through the visitor center of National park – Visit to the local winery and vineyards – wine and brandy tasting – Departure for Kotor – Arrival in Kotor

**Total tour time around 8 hours.

Njegos Mausoleum Lovcen And Village Njegusi

Departing from Kotor with breaks for photo taking – Driving through the famous 25 serpentines the old road constructed in 1879 by Austro-Hungarians – Visiting National park Lovcen – Visiting Njegos mausoleum (461 steps to get there 🙂 ) – Visiting village Njegusi (FREE food and wine tasting of famous Njeguši smoked ham and cheese, wine and brandy) – Returning to Kotor with breaks for photo taking – Optional: ZIP LINE descent 

*Total tour time around 8 hours.

Old Town Kotor And Budva

Meeting in front of Old town of Kotor, walking tour with guide – Finishing walking tour, departure to Vidikovac viewpoint – Arrival at Vidikovac viewpoint, pause for photo taking – Departure to Budva – Arrival at Budva Old town, free time in town – Departure to Kotor – Arrival at Kotor

 **Total tour time around 4 hours

Montengro Coast Tour - Kotor - Budva - St. Stefan

Meeting and departure Kotor – Vidikovac viewpoint and pause for photo taking – driving to viepoint beach Jaz – photo pause – Departure to Budva – Arrival at Old Town in Budva – free time in Budva Old town – Departure to viewpoint St. Stefan – Arrival at viewpoint at St. Stefan – photo pause –    – Coming back to Kotor .

 **Total tour time around 4 hours

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Travel Info

Tourist Information Desk

The Kotor Tourist Information Office is located just outside the Fortress Walls near the Sea GateIn the tourist office of Kotor, travelers are offered free tourist maps of old town Kotor, brochures and promotional materials.

Tourist Information Office

 +382 32 325 950
 +382 32 325 951
 [email protected]

Office

 Stari grad 315, 85330 Kotor
 +382 32 325 947
 +382 32 322 886
 +382 32 322 886
 [email protected]

 

Residence Registration Office

 +382 32 520 013
 [email protected]

 

 Kotor Tourist Information Desk on Google Map

How To Getting There

Kotor by Buses

Buses are a convenient and economical way to get to Montenegro and to travel around.

Montenegro borders Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina to the North, Serbia to the northeast, Kosovo to the East, and Albania to the South.  Eurolines buses travel from all over Europe though only go to Croatia or Serbia at present.  Check Eurolines for more information. If arriving at Dubrovnik airport you will first need to take a bus to the Main Station in Dubrovnik (Porto Gruz), 17 km away.  Travel time is about 30 minutes.  However, it is possible to flag down a yellow and green Globtour or an Atlas bus on the main road outside the airport (directly opposite the terminal building).  The bus leaves Dubrovnik at 1030 so should pass by at around 1100, you do run the risk that the bus may be full.

There are 2 daily buses from Dubrovnik Main station to Ulcinj, via Kotor, Budva, Bar, etc.  They depart from Gate No. 3 at 0700 and 1030.  On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays there is an additional evening service in 2030.  Fares can be paid to the driver who will accept either 100/120 Kuna or €15 for a single ticket.  There’s a 25% discount for children under 6 years.  In summer the buses can be full so booking in advance is advisable.  The bus stops at the border and in Kotor and continues onto Ulcinj via Budva and Bar.  Sit on the right side of the bus to best enjoy the beautiful views of Kotor Bay as the bus does not use the ferry at Kamenari, it takes about 2.5 hrs to get to Kotor.

The return trip bus from Kotor departs 0830 and 1500 with an additional service at 0710 on Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday.

There is also a bus at 0930 and 1530 every day from Dubrovnik to Herceg Novi (€9 + €1 for every piece of luggage in the hold), and usually, stop if you wave them down on the main road outside the airport.  You will need a connecting bus at Herceg Novi to Kotor (€2 excluding luggage) and a bus every hour until about 2100.  For Herceg Novi – Dubrovnik routes see Visit-Montenegro.

Buses for the return journey from Kotor to Herceg Novi leave at 0550 and around every 50 minutes until 2120.  However, there are only 2 to 3 connecting buses per day from Herceg Novi to Dubrovnik so plan your journey in advance and allow for delays at the border.

Dubrovnik Main Bus station: + 385 (0)060 305070 or see their website Libertas Dubrovnik Dubrovnik bus station or Libertas Bus schedule
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Local buses are frequent during the summer season, safe and reliable with low fares; €1 to Perast and €3 to Budva. Buses can be flagged down anywhere along the Kotor Bay coastal road.  Buses leave Kotor for Ulcinj at 1040, 1210, 1330 and 1820 and take about 2 hrs, stopping at the main Coastal towns along the way.

There are also minibusses at bus stations that are usually even cheaper, faster and more comfortable and often have to air-condition.

The contact number for the bus station in Kotor is + 382 (0)82 325 809.

For contact numbers of all the bus stations in Montenegro and the Herceg Novi – Dubrovnik routes see Visit-Montenegro.

Kotor by Flights

  • Kotor is just a 20-minute drive away from Tivat airport (TIV), which has convenient direct flights from the UK.  The Tivat airport information telephone number +382 (0)82 671 337 or +382 (0)82 670 930.  See below for flight information.
  • Montenegro’s capital city Podgorica has an International airport (PGD) and is about a 90 min drive away.
  • Dubrovnik Airport (DBV) across the border in Croatia can be cheaper and offers greater choice and by traveling via here you can include a visit into Dubrovnik Old town at the beginning or end of your holiday.  The journey to and from the Airport is usually a 90 min drive, though this does depend on possible delays at the Border crossing and/or the ferry crossing.  See Airport-Dubrovnik or call +385 2077 323 and +385 2077 3377
  • Flights from the UK
  • Flights take approximately 2 hrs 40 mins from London (Stansted, Luton, and Gatwick) to Tivat or Podgorica and about 2 hrs to Dubrovnik in Croatia. Montenegro Airlines and Jat operate scheduled flights to Podgorica and Dubrovnik and a number of other companies organize charter flights to all three airports during the tourist season. For last minute deals, try a Google search on ‘cheap flights Tivat’ or ‘cheap flights Dubrovnik’ or see German Wings.  Book well in advance to ensure a ticket during the summer high season.
  • Flights from the Netherlands
  • Jat Airways or Thomas Cook (from Brussels) offer the cheapest fares.  Aligned with Air France, Alitalia, and Lufthansa, Jat Airways does not enjoy the best reputation though it is IATA registered and has passed its 800 standards audits.  Jat flights can be rescheduled (in off-peak periods) and are fairly forgiving about overweight luggage.
  • Flights from Germany
  • From Frankfurt to Podgorica or Tivat with Montenegro Airlines. +382 (0)82 304 861/864/865.
    Seasonal charter flights from Hannover, Cologne or Düsseldorf to Tivat or Dubrovnik see TuiFly or Thomas Cook
    From Cologne to Belgrade (and take a train or flight from there – see below for details on the Belgrade to Bar rail service) with German Wings
    For other flights to Belgrade see Belgrade Airport. From Belgrade to Tivat and Podgorica there are 2 daily flights, more than 10 daily flights during the summer.
  • The following ‘screenscraper’ websites search hundreds of deals to find the cheapest flights: SkyscannerKayakTravelsupermarket
    Further screenscrapers to extend the search are Sidestep, Foundem (which is fast), Kelkoo, Momondo, Mobissimo, Nowfly and Openjet.

Kotor by Trains

Trains are cheaper than buses but a good deal slower, so book an express service where you can.

Trains link Belgrade (in neighboring Serbia) directly to Athens, Bucharest, Budapest, Istanbul, Ljubljana, Munich, Skopje, Sofia, Thessaloniki, Vienna, and Zagreb.

The Belgrade – Bar train journey is 476 km long and a quarter of its length is made up of tunnels and bridges, in total 254 tunnels including ‘Sozina’ at 6.17km long, and 435 bridges including the best-known ‘Mala Rijeka viaduct’, at 498m long and 198m above ground level. The first part of the journey is fairly uninspiring but all that changes as the train climb into the isolated Zlatibor region, gentle hills giving way to dramatic landscapes of towering mountains and deep gorges.  Beyond Kolasin the scenery becomes even more spectacular and if you suffer from vertigo be sure not to look down as you cross one of the highest viaducts in the world at almost 200m above the Mala Rijeka River.  Then it’s onto Podgorica, along with the shores of Skadar Lake before pulling up at Bar.

The journey is scheduled to take 8 hrs through the line is aging and needs major reconstruction work.  As a result, trains do not run at full speed, making for a more usual 10 hr journey time.

There are 4 daily trains, two of them run overnight (one of which starts at Subotica on the Hungarian border).  Several slow local trains run along segments of the line, they can be in a pretty bad condition and are often crowded.  International lines are generally safe, though tourists have been assaulted and robbed in the past, so don’t go flashing the Rolex about.

Travel from Belgrade Airport to Belgrade is 15km.  There is a bus that goes to Belgrade Train station every hour and costs about €1.50.

Montenegro Rail Information including the map

For international and local rail links to and in Montenegro, see Visit-Montenegro.

Rail, road, ferry, and general travel information to, from and in Montenegro.

Currency And Money

In Montenegro uses the euro (€) and all prices is in that currency. The coins in use are 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 cents and You’ll find banks with ATMs

The change of the foreign currency for example dollar and others is provided by the exchanges, banks and post offices.

Bank in Montenegro

The major banks in Montenegro are  CKB – Crnogorska Komercijalna Banka – NLB, Sosieted General, Lovcen, Prva,  Atlas Mont, Crnogorska komercijalna, Euromarket, Podgorička, Hipotekarna.

Credit Cards AND ATM

ATMs accepting Visa, MasterCard ,Diners, American Express and others. In most hotels and larger restaurants and supermarkets you can pay by credit card.

Western Union transfers can be made at most banks and major post offices.

Smaller towns and villages are not prepared for these services and therefore it is sometimes difficult to exchange. It is suggested that when visiting small towns bring Euros for any case.

Opening hours post office and banks

The largest number of post office is open from 08.00 to 20.00 hours. During the summer, the coast and more.

Banks are open from 08.00 to 16.00 hours.

Climate in Kotor

The huge diversity of animal and plant species as well as the cuisine and culture of its people are due in no small part to the Montenegrin climate(s).  There are few places on earth where you get 3 distinct climate zones in such a small area.

1) The coastal zone stretches from the Adriatic Sea to the River Bojana in the East.  Characterized by long hot summers and short mild winters.  The following chart gives average data for Kotor.

2) The Continental Zone includes the Zeta plain and the Bjelopavlici plain and the Bojana valley and the Skadar Lake.  It is warmer here in the summer than on the coast though also colder in winter.

3) The Mountain Zone has a sub-alpine climate with cold snowy winters and moderate summers.  Even in mid-July, you should pack some warm clothes for the evenings.

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Medical Services

Emergency Clinical Center (For all emergency medical treatment for adults and children) – same building as Psychiatric hospital 

address: Dobrota bb,  85330 Kotor

Phone: 124

GPS: 42.437720, 18.765973

Emergency Clinical Center on Google Map

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General Hospital (For all emergency medical treatment for adults and children)

address: Škaljari b.b., 85330 Kotor

phone: +382 (0)32 325 601

e-mail: [email protected]

web: www.obkotor.me

 This hospital has told us the following things:

  • they have English speaking staff
  • it’s a public facility
  • they are affiliated to the Ministry of health of Montenegro
  • specialisations are in Internal division, Anesthesia and resuscitation, Gynecology and Obstetrics and surgical department as well as Children’s department
  • they have experience of representing British nationals
  • you won’t need to pay for treatment if you are insured with NHS
  • EHIC Cards are not accepted; repayment plans aren’t available
  • they can provide services for all Montenegrin municipalities

GPS: 42.420586, 18.763525

General Hospital on Google Map

  

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Psychiatric hospital (for specific medical treatment not offered in the Emergency Clinical centres)

Address: Dobrota bb,, 85330 Kotor

phone: +382 (0)32 330 920 and +382 (0)32 330 921

e-mail: [email protected]

web: www.dzkotor.me

 This hospital has told us the following things:

  • they have English speaking staff
  • it’s a public facility
  • they are affiliated to the Ministry of health of Montenegro
  • specialisations are in the treatment of serious mental disorders, such as clinical depression, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder. Institution is for patients with addiction disorders as well.
  • they do not have experience of representing British nationals
  • you will need to pay for treatment
  • EHIC Cards are not accepted; repayment plans aren’t available
  • they can provide services for all Montenegrin municipalities

GPS: 42.437720, 18.765973

Psychiatric hospital on Google Map

Main Bus Station in Kotor

Bus Station contact information

email: [email protected]

web: www.autobuskastanicakotor.me

phone: +382 32/325-809

Fax: +382 32/325-126

address:  Ul. Put Prvoboraca bb, Kotor 85330, Montenegro

GPS: 42.421081, 18.770142

Kotor Main Bus Station on Google My Maps

 

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