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.
_Budva Acropolis 0745
_Budva Wall and Mountains 0757
_Budva Wall 0754
_Pi is for Poets 0768
_Budva Cathedral with Earthquake Damage 0780
_Budva Church 0804
_Budva Mosaic 0790
_Budva Basilica Ruins 0807
_Budva Citadel 0814
_Budva Cove 0825
_Armoury Square 0844
_Sveti Ivan Citadel 0885
Category:Travel and Places
Subcategory Detail:Serbia and Montenegro