The theme for our travel pics this week is K for Kotor – and we end the week where we began – with fortifications surrounding the old city.
The history of Kotor’s shrouded in mystery – there are suggestions that it could date back to around 200BC, and we know it existed as the Roman settlement of Acruvium.
The emperor Justinian built a fortress above the town in 585 – and that was the capstone to the amazing fortifications that still surround the town today.
As you can see, there are walls stretching up above the town, past ‘Our Lady of Health’ (mid picture) to the Castle of San Giovanni – and then back down again, almost 5km of walls.
Because we only has a few hours in Kotor, and really wanted to spend time in nearby Perast, we didn’t get to climb the walls – but I’m told that it is a truly worthwhile exercise (with the emphasis on exercise! 🙂 )