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Kotor’s Castle Of San Giovanni

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Worth the hike, especially when free ;)

A must do when in Kotor. Read reviews about the 8 Euro not actually going to the fortress... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
New York City, New York
Climb baby climb.

Worth every step. If you are athletic, you can easily make your way in less than 30 minutes... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Kotor bb, Kotor Municipality 85330, Montenegro
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 22 November 2015

Climbing to the top of the castle is a must if you physically can - but the stairs with all the people is a pain. From the water front grab a map at the Information center, go through the city gate right there and make...More

14  Thank Rob D
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 2 January 2016

Ruined by theft of my wallet by pickpockets.Warned by tour guide to keep safe.never felt a thing.No police presence, information centre stated happens ever day.think of Windsor castle York All the same,walled castles with churches and expensive trinkets.

4  Thank gioyoung
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All reviews bring water worth the climb selling water early in the morning take your time worth the effort amazing views san giovanni old town coming down flip flops locals selling euro fee wear good shoes loose rocks view of the bay watch your step
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A must do when in Kotor. Read reviews about the 8 Euro not actually going to the fortress maintenance so we decided to do as @AndeeZee1 instructed.... "We decided to try find the free route and it was very easy to find. Search “ladder of...More

Thank Perchitti
Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth every step. If you are athletic, you can easily make your way in less than 30 minutes. Power you way up the hill and take photos on your way down. Sunset is an incredible time to make your way to the top. The light...More

Thank AlohaQ
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are looking for greats views, this is a special spot , but you must be careful climbing to the castle, steps are not in good conditions and we recommend appropriate shoes

Thank Georgia j
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hike. One foot, then another. Push. Ignore the shrieks of last night's rakia. Climb. Not much farther now. I awoke at 6:30am, hailed a cab from my hotel and made it to Kotor Old Town by 7:15. I meandered through the empty courtyards and alleys...More

Thank The_Travel_Jefe
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The view to the old city is great. It was a long way and the stone road can be slippery. We walked up to the Church of Our Lady of Remedy and the view is fantastic. However, I feel that the 8 euro ticket is...More

Thank Patrick H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was on a particualry hot day in August, when myself and partner decided to climb here. The price is good and the climb itself is hard work - I'm not sure I've ever sweated so much. The views at the top however are well...More

1  Thank NorwichTraveller1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beware of the seemingly never-ending climb up over 1300 steps. There is a turnstile where a man collects the 8 euro entrance fee to the fortress. The church is about a quarter of the way up. The views are spectacular so it is definitely worth...More

Thank Lin D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

5 star wear good trainers if you intend to go to the top. Take a good supply of water if it's hot. Only go up if you are fit.

Thank Del B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You have to do this. It’s a brutal walk up, but the views are incredible and the fortress itself is interesting too. EUR 8 is a bit steep (no pun intended) in this part of the world, but it’s really an amazing thing to do....More

Thank Mark C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The remnants of the fort are interesting, but the quality of the workout (roughly 2 hours up/back assuming some breaks) is great and the views of the harbor and ships is hard to beat. Afterwards, go to one of the local nearby beaches and have...More

1  Thank genevieveprichards
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8 October 2018|
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Response from KirkandMimi | Reviewed this property |
Robert from the Netherlands was a lot faster than us. We hiked up maybe 2/3 of the way, stopping for a lot of photos and to spend time with the cats, and that took us a good 30-40 minutes. We were on a time crunch so we... More
6 August 2018|
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Response from 590olliej | Reviewed this property |
Cats galore
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