Castle Of San Giovanni, Spiljari

Climb to the top of , which offers bird's-eye views of the fjord and the Old Town from the height of 1,200 m (3937 ft). Together with the Old Town and its natural surroundings, the fortifications are listed as a World Heritage Site. The Illyrians, Byzantines, Venetians, and Austrians built the fortress between the ninth and 19th centuries. Take the main entrance near the River Gate and ask for a descriptive brochure identifying various towers, citadels, gates, bastions, forts, cisterns, and churches along the way. Rest on a stone seat in front of the Church of Our Lady of Remedy. Walk carefully, as the stairs are unstable in places, and be sure to take a bottle of water with you. Take a look at our Spiljari tour itinerary maker to schedule your visit to Castle Of San Giovanni and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Stunning views from a crumbling fortress. May seem a bit expensive (8€ I want to remember?) but worth the views.  more »
  • I've been wanting to hike up to the fortress above Kotor for years and finally did it this weekend. The hike itself is a good one and is definitely challenging, particularly if your fitness is...  more »
  • The walk up takes about an hour and you should be reasonably fit to do it. The views on the way and at the top are fantastic. Well worth it but the city should clean up the rubbish a bit more often especially since it usually costs €8 to go up.
  • The Place is fantastic, obviously it's a tourist area living mostly for the summer time but I would love to have someone cleaning the path at least a couple of times during the day! Also to start your hike it costs 8 euros per person, I'd expect someone that removes the trash. The view on top is wonderful and fulfilling! Loved it.

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