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Kotor is one of the most atmospheric medieval towns on Montenegro’s Adriatic coast, set against a backdrop of breathtaking mountains. It's an attractive MSC Mediterranean Cruises destination for those with a love of history and architecture. Glimpse ancient churches, an array of rustic palaces, and a maze of streets and squares. Kotor is also a gateway for other extraordinary Montenegro destinations, such as the stunning town of Perast.
MSC Cruises excursions offer plenty of exciting things to see including:
• Cathedral of St. Tryphon
• The Elegant Town of Perast
• Blue Cave
and Montenegro on a fascinating MSC Cruises excursion
. A medieval city crowned a UNESCO World Heritage Site
, Kotor boasts ancient lanes and atmospheric squares. Visit the 12th-century Cathedral of St. Tryphon
with its Baroque bell towers
, Romanesque interior
, and Byzantine-style frescoes
. Then, take a coach tour to glorious Grbalj Valley for a farm-made brandy tasting. End the day with a glass of wine, samples of organic produce, and a live performance by local musicians. Don’t miss Kotor’s incredible fortification system on the drive back to port, showcasing ancient citadels, gates, and ramparts.
Perast, a short distance from Kotor, makes for an unforgettable MSC Cruises excursion. Stroll through the streets of this picturesque town and marvel at its historical churches and Baroque palaces. Take a leisurely boat ride across Boka Bay to see Our Lady of the Rocks, a tiny island imbued with myths. Then, finish the day with a visit to the 20th-century church of St Nicholas, with its impressive bell tower and golden crosses.
Pleasurable hours await you at sea on an MSC Cruises excursion to the magnificent Blue Cave. Board a fibreglass boat and take in spectacular views as you zip across the bay. Glimpse tiny islands and peaceful villages perched atop the hilly coastline, before entering the mysterious ‘Blue Grotto’ — a natural wonder filled with sunlight. Marvel at the water’s extraordinary shades of blue before taking a dip or diving below. Finally, unwind at Zenjice Beach for a waterside drink and a stroll.