Route Suggestion Montenegro – Sail along the the Bay of Kotor

Sailing in Montenegro, the undiscovered Adriatic

Sail in the incredible fjord like landscape of Montenegro, past medieval towns and snowcapped peaks.

  1. The Bay of Kotor - Kotor & Perast
  2. Budva - A choice of beaches
  3. Bar - The Haj Nehaj Fortress
  4. Ulcinj - Ada Bojana island
  5. Return to Kotor


Start your trip from Marina Kotor in Boka Kotorska or The Bay of Kotor. The bay is surrounded by dramatic fjord like scenery and the waters are clean, clear and blue. Kotor itself is an amazingly well-preserved medieval city and a UNESCO world heritage site. Visit the fortress of St. Ivan and St. Tryphon's cathedral, or simply enjoy the café culture in the old town. Perast is another beautiful town in the bay. The two little islands of St George and Our Lady of the Rock can be seen from the waterfront. Leaving the bay we suggest sailing to Budva. This is one of the most touristic places in Montenegro due to long sandy beaches in the area. Jaz beach, Sveti Stefan and Becici Beach are some of the best. Next, Bar. This is a port town and the nearby bays of Zanice Bigova and Valdanos are also suitable for anchorage. In Bar you can hike to the 15th century Haj Nehaj Fortress and take in superb views of the Adriatic. Ulcinj is the southernmost city in Montenegro, and is where the Spanish author Cervantes was held captive for several years. It is thought that the character Dulcinea in Don Quixote is named after Ulcinj which used to be called ‘Cita di Dolcinio’. The Venetian old town is beautiful, and the sandy islet of Ada Bojana is a nice bathing spot.

Sailing Conditions

Southeast of Croatia, Montenegro has a warm Mediterranean climate. Daily temperatures range between 25 and 28°C during summer and the predominant winds are the Maestral and the Jugo. Sailors should watch out for the Bora occurring suddenly from the north east, and strong tides and currents around the Bay of Kotor. 


  • Marina Kotor
  • MC Marina Budva
  • Marina Bar


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