The Bay of Kotor

I travelled to six different countries in June, and subsequently many of the places I visited were a bit of a blur. One of the places that stood out for all the right reasons was the Montenegrin city of Kotor, and the stunning bay which is sits at the head of.
The Bay of Kotor

I sailed into Kotor on board Celebrity Silhouette and was treated to amazing views as the ship sailed up the ria (almost like a fjord, but not) towards the city. We sailed up the ria to the bay of Kotor first thing in the morning and I made the effort to get up extra early to enjoy these views on an almost deserted top deck. It was so peaceful and I was in my element.
The Bay of Kotor

The waters of the ria were incredibly calm and the only disturbance that was caused was the gentle ripple of the ships wake.

Having been lucky enough to visit Kotor on a previous occasion, I was looking for something a little different to do during my time there. What could be better then that hiring a speedboat for a few hours and whizzing around the bay?

The Bay of Kotor

We steered our lovely little speedboat immediately in the direct of the two churches that are built on tiny islands in the middle of the ria.
The Bay of Kotor

Legend has it that this tiny little island was created over a period of centuries by seaman who kept an oath after finding the icon of Madonna and child on the rock in the sea in the 15th century. According to myth every time they returned from a trip they laid a rock in the bay and in time the island was created. The local people have kept the tradition of throwing rocks into the sea and every year at sunset on the 22nd of July they sail their boats out to the island and throw rocks into the sea.

Celebrity Silhouette

After an amazing afternoon speeding around the bay of Kotor and taking in the views, it was time to get back on board Celebrity Silhouette. I headed straight up to The Sunset Bar on the top deck to enjoy my last views of Kotor before we sailed away. What could be better than enjoying a glass of wine with this view?!

The Bay of Kotor

5 Responses to The Bay of Kotor

  1. Jacob Marlfoyle

    Wow! This place very beautiful. I think you should also explore the beautiful country that is Vietnam. Where they have long coastline, tropical climate, and particularly the people are extremely friendly. I went to Vietnam and discover Halong Bay, one of “the 7 natural wonders of the world in 2013″ and fell in love with it.

  2. Susanna

    Ahh it’s my first time on your blog and I just can’t believe how beautiful these photos are! They are so purpely and blue, so beautiful. Do you mind me asking what camera you use? Lovely :D

    • Emma Gray

      Hi Susanna,
      Thanks for the kind words! I use an Olympus bridge camera and my iPhone!

  3. Lucy

    Great photos – I loved Kotor and spent hours watching the boats come and go in the bay, nice to see if from another perspective from the water.

    • Emma Gray

      Thanks, Lucy. It’s such a beautiful part of the world!

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