The Blue Cave and Kotor Tour
On this tour, we are going to visit and swim in the Blue Cave which was created at the foot of a 30-meter cliff, a cave which is reachable only by boat. We are also going to take a walk around the Old Town of Kotor, which has been under the UNESCO protection and a part of the World Cultural Heritage since 1979.
After we have met you and introduced ourselves, we are getting into the car in front of the port's gate or your hotel/apartment and start our drive towards the beautiful beach Mirista. We going to pass through the lovely landscape of Lustica, a peninsula covered in olive groves, pines, cypresses and other types of trees. When we get to the beach, we will get on a boat and take a ride to the Blue Cave, which can be reached only by sea. This natural phenomenon is one of the largest in the series of caves on the peninsula and it was created at the foot of a 30-meter cliff, as a result of waves splashing against porous rocks of Lustica for thousand of years. The cave has two openings, smaller, to the south and greater, 3 meters high and 15 meters wide, which is located on the south-west side. Through the larger cave entrance, boats and smaller vessels can enter the Cave and allow tourists to attend the indescribable game of light and water in the interior.This natural hall with 9 meters high vault, is a unique stage of nature wonders that will leave breathless anyone visiting Blue Cave. When the days are clear and sunny, through the openings of the cave, the sunshine is entering inside and is reflected on the surface of the water, creating indescribable shades of blue and indigo colour, making the water and the walls of cave take on the colour of which the cave was named. These shades of blue you will hardly be able to see anywhere in the world, and clear, warm waters just entice you to dive into this blue and become one with a unique atmosphere of this natural theatre.Resonance of the cave turns every sound within it into an echo, which is yet another of the phenomena characteristic of this hidden wonder of nature, as one of the most remarkable places of our coast. Anyone who once swam in the Blue Cave will forever carry within oneself a part of that indescribable blue, as one of the most memorable moments in life. After we leave the Blue Cave and beach Mirista, we go back to Kotor, where we are going to learn about its history and cultural and historical monuments, while walking down its streets. We are also going to visit the St. Tryphon Cathedral and its interior. The Cathedral dates from 1166., which means it was built 326 years before the discovery of America, 179 years before the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris and 524 years before the St.Paul's Cathedral in London. Then we are going to visit the Maritime Museum in the Old Town where you will hear about our long maritime tradition, dating from the 12th century. We finish the tour at the starting point, where we first met.
Notes: This tour isn't physically demanding,because there are no climbing or stairs (apart from a few ones in St.Tryphon's Cathedral). To enter the Cathedral you only have to cover your shoulders and knees. From the end of May almost to the end of September, the average temperature is around 35°C and it can go up to 39°C and the temperature of the sea is around 25°C. Therefore we advise you to take bathing towels, swimsuits, sun-protection cream and hats.
The time of the tour is not fixed. We can prolong it any time, if you want, or because of traffic jams. If you want to stay longer in the Blue Cave or on the beach Mirista, we will be pleased to do that for you, and you won't be charged additionally. It's very important to say that you won't pay additionally for any prolongation.
The price includes:
- Professional tour guide service
- Entrance fees for the Cathedral and the Maritime Museum
- Boat tickets
- Tourist tax
- Free Wi-Fi
- And a 15% discount in a souvenir shop in Kotor
00:00 – symbolic meeting time and start of the tour
00:00-00:45 – driving to the beach Mirista and entering the boat
00:45-01:10 – boat ride from beach Mirista to the Blue Cave
01:10-01:30 – time in Blue Cave
01:30-01:55 – boat ride back to the beach Mirista
01:55-02:40 – driving back to Kotor to the panoramic stop above it
02:40-02:50 – photo stop at panoramic view point
02:50-03:00 – driving to the parking place in front of the old town of Kotor
03:00-04:20 – a walking tour thru the Old Town of Kotor and of the tour
* 00:00 – is symbolic time of the tour beginning, and it just shows tour duration. The tour can start at the time we agree upon