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St John Fortress

During the visit to Kotor you should, by all means visit the fortress St. John (Sveti Ivan). It is situated above the bulwarks of the Kotor’s Old town. Climbing up to the fortress St. John or as people from Kotor like to call it San Giovanni, starts with the serpentines from the east part of the Old Kotor, which go to the very top of the fortress on 280 m above sea level. Before you set yourself to climb towards the fortress we suggest that you take your camera with yourself, because the pictures of Kotor and bay of Boka Kotorska, which you will see, can not be described in words, but instead they have to be first, experienced, and then noted, pictured. While you are climbing you can enjoy the sights of the Old town of Kotor.

photo courtesy of @jitterysole

Another reason because of which you have to visit fortress St. John is the fantastic view of the entire Bay of Boka Kotorska. The pictures of the Kotor harbor will also remain in your memory, which during the summer is usually filled with luxurious boats, yachts, sail boats etc.

Beside the serpentines by which you reach the fortress St. John, there are few resting places for those who are not in a good shape. A special indulgence will be the visit to the fortress St. John during the summer months. According to the announcements, the bulwarks of the fortress will be illuminated with special reflectors this summer, which will make the visit of the fortress St. John, and Kotor much more interesting to the guests and tourists.

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