Kotor Town Walls Hike

90 minutes – 2 hours to climb the walls

High above the medieval town of Kotor in Montenegro, there is one of the best viewpoints over the Bay of Kotor – the town walls.

The first Kotor town walls were built into these steep, rocky cliffs back in the 9th century to protect the town from invaders. They were added to over the years by whomever ruled the city at the time – everyone from the Byzantines to the Venetians – until the 15th century when they finally formed a full loop running up into the hillside. The walls are combined with an array of ramparts, gates, churches, forts and bastions, too, and despite the time passed, invasions and earthquakes, they are still remarkably well-preserved. Today, the climb to the highest point is one of the top things to do in Kotor – though you do have to work to earn those views.

For experienced hikers, we recommend the Ladder of Cattaro trail that will take you from Kotor to nearby Njegusi Village, with the elevation gain of 940 meters and distance of 4 miles (6.4 km) each direction.

Tour includes

  • Maps from local Tourist Info Center, or
  • Professional guide, upon request.


Make sure you take enough water with you and wear appropriate shoes, hat and SPF.