Car rental in Kotor (Montenegro) is the service widely popular among tourists that want not only to rest in the town but also to travel outside it. Kotor perfectly preserved its medieval appearance. By the way, this made the town included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. The labyrinths of the streets of the most fascinating part of the town with churches and old houses are pedestrian.
To inspect the main attraction, a unique, unparalleled fortress of Saint Ivan (San Giovanni) built in the 13th century at the foot of Mount Lovcen you will also need a car. It usually takes about 1.5-2 hours to reach the church on foot, overcoming a stairway of almost 1,500 steps. Car rental in Kotor is a very useful service which helps tourists spend vacation with fun and make it diverse. Since the town is small and the main mass of attractions are represented by architectural monuments, a tourist will certainly want to get somewhere far away for additional impressions.
Where to go from Kotor?
This resort is very popular among tourists, mainly due to its wonderful medieval atmosphere and amazing views. But it should be mentioned that there are no conditions for beach rest, shopping or extreme entertainments in this region. For such categories of tourists it is recommended to visit neighboring regions. The service of car hire will help you to get anywhere you need. For the guests of Kotor we advise to book a car in advance.
Popular destinations to go by car from Kotor and spend less than 1.5 hours on the way:
- To improve health you can go to Herceg Novi (42 km), where among a huge selection of beaches - pebble, concrete, mud, etc. – you can choose the ideal to rest on. Good conditions for a beach rest can be found even closer — in Budva (25 km) and the village of Becici (27 km), with the most beautiful beach in Europe (recognized in 1935).
- Budva is also a good option for entertainment. Families with children, individual tourists, groups, as well as divers and extremals come here for perfect rest. Here you can visit an amusement park, a water park and a mini zoo, in the vicinity of the town bungee jumping and diving schools are at your disposal. To get new impressions you may have a dive to reefs and sunken ships.
- Fans of fashion shopping should go to the city of Bar (74 km), where the Topolica market is located. It is the largest market on the Adriatic coast. Another market is located in the capital of Montenegro — Podgorica (86 km). No brand, but high-quality Italian clothes and shoes can be bought in Herceg Novi at more pleasant prices.
- It is a good idea to go on excursions to the cities located above the bay. Have a 10-minutes-drive to find yourself in Perast. This town was popular among pirates. A half of the town gone under the water after the earthquake in the 17th century (to see the underwater part of the old town you can go on organized diving). A little further — in 17 km from Kotor there is the oldest town of the bay called Risan, that is also worth visiting.
Those who are fond of nature and adventures, are welcome to Lovcen National Park (78 km), or may climb up to the Ostrog monastery, go fishing to Skadar Lake (75 km), where you can also see the incredible variety of birds. More than 270 species of birds inhabit this region.
Tips for those who travel by car
The cost of renting a car in Kotor, as well as prices for petrol in the country are acceptable. When planning trips to long distances and especially to mountains by serpentine roads, it is better to take a more powerful car. To visit the national park Lovchen or Skadar Lake, the best option is a jeep or a crossover.
For moving along the bay by the comfortable highway E65 or trips to Budva and Bar by the motorway E80 with high-quality coverage, you do not have to overcome the unbelievable turns of serpentines, and therefore you can choose a car with a less powerful engine.
Good news for the users of our service who plan to spend their vacation in Kotor: to save on a taxi and to catch the return flight, regardless of the carriers, you can rent a car and return it right at the Tivat airport, which is only 7 km away from Kotor.