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Kotor & Dubrovnik

On our cruise to and from the eastern Mediterranean and the Black Sea, we stopped at Kotor, Montenegro and Dubrovnik, Croatia. Both cities boast UNESCO World Heritage Site status.
 


 


 

The Bay of Kotor is Europe's southernmost fiord. It has been controlled by the Ottomans, Bosnians and Venetians, before becoming part of modern Montenegro. 
 

The city of Kotor, Montenegro is a world heritage site which has been fortified since the early Middle  Ages and was one of the more influential Dalmatian city-states.
 



Kotor has one of the best preserved medieval old towns in the Adriatic. It lies at the end of a long fiord .
 

The Cathedral of Saint Tryphon in the old town (built in 1166), and the Serbian Church of St. Nicolas are two of the ancient sites.
 


 


 

The walled city of Dubrovnik, Croatia is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Dubrovnik has stunning architecture and sculptural detail, and fascinating churches, monasteries, museums, and fountains.
 

 

 

This view from the city walls shows the restoration of the roofs after Dubrovnik was heavily damaged by shelling after the breakup of Yugoslavia in 1991.


The fishing village of Katakalon serves as a port for visitors to Olympia. The tavernas and cafes along the waterfront attract local visitors from Pirgos, as well as cruise ship passengers.
 

 

 

The Eastern Orthodox Church of Christ is established by the Greek constitution as the "prevailing" religion of Greece.
 

Although sea life seems depleted in the Mediterranean, fishermen still bring in mackerel, sardines, squid, squid , octopus, sword fish, sea bream, sea bass, cod, red snapper, tuna, lobster and shellfish.

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