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“Well worth the climb to the top”
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Reviewed 20 August 2014

There are hundreds of steps and it is tiring in the heat but it is absolutely worth it for the incredible views at the top. It costs €3 and we spent about 2 hours walking up and back, taking photos and sitting around for a while. It really is beautiful and well worth it though.

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Reviewed 19 August 2014

This attraction involves climbing hundreds of steps on very steep inclines up a mountain along the walls of a fortress that is at the top of a mountain. The round trip climb and return to the old city is 4.5 km which for took me a little over 2.5 hours. This included rest times, pic taking, and just enjoying the journey. The steps of the climb are narrow and are in poor condition. There is a stony pathway that is right beside the stairs but the stones are loose and it can be hard to maintain your footing. The stairs are slippery as well. Wearing proper footwear is a MUST. Many teens and kids were in flip flops and they were struggling. Some people were injured when they tripped and fell which is not a good way to spend a holiday with an injured foot or ankle. It was about 40 degrees celcius when I was there, so I waited until about 5:30 pm to start the climb. I took my time and it took about 75 minutes get to the very top. This included water breaks and rest periods. Take a water bottle with you and a small back pack and a light snack to get your energy back after the long climb. Locals will be selling water along the way for about 1.5 Euros. You will likely need 2-3 water bottles, but it will be too much to carry them, so buy a few from the locals on the way. There are NO washrooms at all on the site or along the way. I enjoy a physical challenge and the workout of the climb is great. The best benefit is the beautiful view of Kotor Bay at each interval of the climb and of course at the top. I rested once reaching the top and waited until about 7:00 pm when the sun went down past the mountain ridge and then began the descent while it was still daylight but without the beating sun. The path is lit up at night, but I believe they consider it closed after about 9:00 pm. In the dark, you would definitely miss the great view of the bay. This was definitely one of the highlights of our trip. Just be prepared and cautious and take your time.

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Reviewed 18 August 2014 via mobile

Great views all the way up and at the top. Took us less than 2 hours up and down and we were taking it pretty slow and taking time for lots of photos! The steps are ok in most places I wouldn't consider it a dangerous climb and water is being sold along the path.

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Reviewed 16 August 2014

Coming from Wales i'm pretty use to being around mountains and this it a fairly sedate climb in normal conditions. Pair it with the excessive summer heat and the state of disrepair that the steps have fallen into it can border the dangerous in parts. Anyone thinking of going into this walk in sandals or flip flops should reconsider and plenty of water is a must. On the way up there are lots of places to stop for a quick break to take in the vista of Kotor and the surrounding bay but very little in the way of shade. Would recommend either very early in the morning when its cooler or around 18:45-19:00 just as the sun is setting behind the mountains. Certainly not to be missed but don't assume its a stroll in the park. Be careful for local snakes and wildlife on the way up and be warned there is nothing in the way of toilets or conveniences on the route. We managed up and down with a 30 minute break at the top for photos in about 1.5 hours but if you are unsure of your fitness I would set aside at least 2 hours for a round trip in the summer to avoid heat exhaustion.

5  Thank Roebuck1989
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Reviewed 8 August 2014

From the moment you start climbing the view to the Kotor bay opens up and it keeps improving until you reach the top. The climb is worth it! Although it is not really well preserved, there is a lot of garbage everywhere and smell of urin. There are no toilets at any point. The stairs are ruined and it makes it rather difficult to climb certain areas. It's been now 4 days since the climb and my legs still hurt, but I am not fit. You should definitely wear something other than beach slippers because you would risk falling or hurting your feet.
I went there early in the morning while most of the track is in shades. I wish I had the energy to do it again in the sunset.

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