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Kotor’s Castle Of San Giovanni

Kotor bb, Kotor Municipality 85330, Montenegro
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Great views, avoid middle of the day

Whilst doing the ladder of kotor hike, we came across the secret entrance to the castle so decided... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Phil B
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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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Awesome Views

I hiked up the Ladder of Kotor just to the north which resulted in a view much higher than the old... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jeff H
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“bring water” (42 reviews)
“worth the climb” (34 reviews)
“selling water” (25 reviews)
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Kotor bb, Kotor Municipality 85330, Montenegro
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Whilst doing the ladder of kotor hike, we came across the secret entrance to the castle so decided to take a look. When inside the castle was quite busy with hundreds of mainly narrow steps leading up to the top. The castle itself is in...More

Thank Phil B
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I hiked up the Ladder of Kotor just to the north which resulted in a view much higher than the old castle walls. On the way down I hiked over to the castle - the trail ended at a window I had to crawl through...More

Thank Jeff H
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Reviewed 4 days ago

If possible, do this walk on one of your cooler days in Kotor as it's a tricky climb when the sun's out. We did it around lunch time and it was tough going at times. The steps are for the most part of good quality...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A must do if you're in Kotor and are able to climb all the stairs. The view is breathtaking, nust as good as the pictures. Only thing ruining the pictures are the huge ferries that comes in to the port.

Thank Marcus P
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is an exciting program in Kotor. To reach the top we had to climb almost 40 minutes but it definitely worth it. The entrance fee was 8 euro. If you visit Kotor in the summer, it is recommended to start the tour before 10...More

Thank tiborf560
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Amazing view. It would be hot and swetty to climb all over the top but i would recommend it for everyone. Must to see if visiting in Kotor.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've done this extreme stair master a few times and it's always amazing. I've been in the summer during tourist season and late fall and it's the same price year round 3 euros. But deffinently bring water and maybe even a light snack. It's a...More

1  Thank Kellyn N
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We started the walk in the early evening and I really enjoyed the climb up, though we had to take frequent breaks--a great opportunity to take photos. The views are great but watch your footing, it can be slippery and some stones are loose. Unfortunately...More

2  Thank CMD915
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great walk up the hill - although some basic repairs to the steps (do NOT try this in the wet!) would not go amiss to make it slightly less 'dicey' to make it up/down. They are also missing out on adding some signage at key...More

2  Thank HogsB
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was told it was over a thousand steps to the fortress. I didn't count, but a thousand seems like a reasonable number. It is a hot, challenging walk. But worth it. Take water!!

1  Thank Richard R
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Entrance is straight from a side street, there was no gate or barrier although 'ticket collectors' arrive about 8 o'clock and set up a table where they sell tickets at 3 euro. It is best to walk in the morning as it is still... More
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