Perched on the edge of a majestic bay, the medieval Old Town of Kotor is the undisputed jewel in Montenegro’s crown. Its sturdy walls – started in the 9th century and tweaked until the 18th – arch steeply up the slopes behind it. Enclosing cafés and churches galore, the town walls are peered down upon by a series of hulking peaks. Within those walls lie labyrinthine marbled lanes where churches, shops, bars and restaurants surprise you on hidden piazzas. Down below, a harbor now bustling with sleek yachts marks the end of the Bay of Kotor, made fjord-like by the thousand-meter cliffs that rise almost vertically from the serene waters. Tourists come from all over the world to enjoy the special atmosphere of this fortress town, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Anyone with a heart for romance, living history and architecture will find Kotor a highlight of their Montenegrin travels.