Kotor (Montenegro) is tucked away in a bay that is reminiscent of the Norwegian fjords. Close by is Budva, dating back at least to the 5th century BC. We docked in Kotor, and then took an excursion over to Budva.

Budva has been going through a tourist boom for some time, but at a cost. Beaches are being turned private, and their Roman acropolis was dismantled to make way for a resort hotel. Still, there is wonderful old history here - religious, maritime, and scenic.
Back in Kotor, we had a tour of some of the churches, basilicas, and the maritime museum. Kotor is overlooked by the Sveti Ivan Citadel. Always up for a challenge, Sandy and Wes hiked up the ancient wall to the citadel, and its views over the city and the bay.
In the evening, the Spirit sailed out, and looped around the island church and abbey, and the town of Perast.

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_Budva Acropolis 0745

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_Budva Wall and Mountains 0757

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_Budva Wall 0754

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_Pi is for Poets 0768

_Budva Cathedral with Earthquake Damage 0780

_Budva Cathedral with Earthquake Damage 0780

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_Budva Church 0804

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_Budva Mosaic 0790

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_Budva Basilica Ruins 0807

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_Budva Citadel 0814

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_Budva Cove 0825

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_Budva-2377

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_Armoury Square 0844

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_Cathedral 0879

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_Harbor 0884

_Sveti Ivan Citadel 0885

_Sveti Ivan Citadel 0885

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_Citadel-2400

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_Kotor-from-Citadel-2398

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_Kotor-Bay-2404

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Categories & Keywords
Category:Travel and Places
Subcategory:Europe
Subcategory Detail:Serbia and Montenegro
Keywords:Kotor