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Kotor’s Castle Of San Giovanni

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5 star wear good trainers if you intend to go to the top. Take a good supply of water if it's... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Del B
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Incredible place

You have to do this. It’s a brutal walk up, but the views are incredible and the fortress itself is... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Mark C
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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All reviews bring water worth the climb selling water early in the morning take your time worth the effort amazing views old town san giovanni flip flops wear proper shoes great exercise coming down euro fee locals selling loose rocks view of the bay
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

5 star wear good trainers if you intend to go to the top. Take a good supply of water if it's hot. Only go up if you are fit.

Thank Del B
Reviewed 3 days ago

You have to do this. It’s a brutal walk up, but the views are incredible and the fortress itself is interesting too. EUR 8 is a bit steep (no pun intended) in this part of the world, but it’s really an amazing thing to do....More

Thank Mark C
Reviewed 6 days ago

The remnants of the fort are interesting, but the quality of the workout (roughly 2 hours up/back assuming some breaks) is great and the views of the harbor and ships is hard to beat. Afterwards, go to one of the local nearby beaches and have...More

1  Thank genevieveprichards
Reviewed 6 days ago

If you start your hike before 8 AM you can enjoy not only better temperatures to climb steep path, but you'll be able to see sunlight slowly spilling within the bay. Climbing up and down takes 1 hour in a good pace, including some hill...More

Thank David A
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you go to Kotor you MUST go to this castle. Yes, sure, the 1.300 stairs are many, too many. But believe me.. it is worth! The view is amazing and you will remember forever the happiness of this achievent

Thank Mesitis
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived by cruise ship for a day visit to the town of Kotor,and we were recommended to climb up to the Castle of San Giovanni.when we looked up it looked very daunting but we thought we would give it a try. It costs 8...More

Thank Albert W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The fort is named after the hill of Saint John. Already during Roman times there was a fort here initiated by Byzantine Emperor Justinian in 532. Most of the structure you see today was constructed during the rule of the Venetians, though important changes were...More

1  Thank Robert937
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We paid 8 Euro per person for access and it was well worth it. I can't imagine being in such a great city and not taking advantage of a nice hike to an incredible view all because of less than $20. Path is steep in...More

Thank KirkandMimi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We started out for San Giovanni around 8AM, just before the entrance gate is manned (otherwise expect to pay 8 Euro per person). In total we took 3 1/2 hours to make the round trip. This included carrying our toddler, stopping off for several rests...More

Thank Brad P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The climb to the castle is super hard, tiring and uncomfortable, but it's worthwhile if you want to get one of the prettiest views you'll ever get of a bay. Be sure to wear comfortable clothing and a pair of boots or sneakers. The castle...More

Thank Jaime S
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8 October 2018|
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Response from KirkandMimi | Reviewed this property |
Robert from the Netherlands was a lot faster than us. We hiked up maybe 2/3 of the way, stopping for a lot of photos and to spend time with the cats, and that took us a good 30-40 minutes. We were on a time crunch so we... More
6 August 2018|
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