Dotted around the breathtaking Bay of Kotor, you will find several old towns, constructed of stone and shutters and cobblestone streets. Alleys lead to stunning bayside views and churches perch on islands in the middle of the water, each a reminder that nature is not always a backdrop but also a main attraction.
Kotor and Perast are located a few kilometers from each other along the Bay of Kotor. Kotor is larger and is set in a back corner of the bay; Perast overlooks one of the narrowest portions of the bay, the Verige strait. Kotor is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site encompassing the bay and the historic fortification walls around the city, and Perast boasts two scenic islets nearby – Sveti Dorde (St. George) and Gospa od Škrpjela (Our Lady of the Rocks), the latter built upon a rock on which Venetian sailors found a picture of the Virgin Mary in 1452.