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Tips on Kotor Warnings or Dangers – Stay Safe!

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Kotor Warnings and Dangers

Kotor is a beautiful city sitting next to a lake and surrounded by mountains. The political situation is now calm and the people are very friendly to tourists. Here are a few things to watch out for to make sure your trip is pleasant.

Scooters

Kotor is very much hemmed in by a massive fjord and therefore there is only one road in and one road out. Scooters are available to rent for those with nerves of steel. The auto traffic will pass very close to you and the drivers have little patience for scooters in their way. It does not matter to them if you are almost at the edge of the road and about to fall over a cliff as they go whizzing by you.

Falling Rocks

Rocks falling from the cliffs are a road hazard and also when you take the walking path up the hill to see the ruins of the city’s fortress. The path is not well maintained and it is very easy to slip and fall. Take a bottle of water with you for the climb as it is pretty tough.

Fishy Prices

On restaurant menus, the fish is priced per kilo, so it looks much more expensive than the rest of the things on the menu. However, an average portion is a quarter of a kilo – so you’d pay a quarter of the menu price. This is a bit confusing, but don’t let it put you off ordering the fish. It’s delightful.

Don’t Let Them Get Your Goat

Ok, they’re not dangerous but you may be a little intimidated by the herds of goats you may encounter on the way up the hill towards the fortress. The goats can jump out from anywhere. They travel in large herds, which can block your path at intervals. As you approach them, most of the goats will scatter but a few of the more steadfast goat leaders will eye you suspiciously as you approach and eye you warily as you walk past.

Editor’s note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about warnings and dangers in Kotor

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