The municipality of Kotor (Italian: Cattaro; Latin: Acruvium) has approximately 25,000 inhabitants with the old town as its center.
Kotor is an ancient port and trading town, situated on the outmost point of the Bay of Kotor (popularly known as "Europe's southernmost fjord"). The old town is encircled by an impressive fortified wall and is on UNESCO's World Heritage List. Kotor has one of the most spectacular Mediterranean landscapes thanks to its old town and almost vertical cliffs rising from the sea.
The current layout and buildings of the old town were first laid out during the Nemanjic dynasty. Afterwards Kotor and its surroundings were ruled by the Republic of Venice between 1420 and 1797 which shaped most of the towns medieval Venetian style which is seen today. After the Republic of Venice the town came under Austro-Hungarian (Habsburg Empire) rule.
Kotor is one of the main tourist attractions of Montenegro. Stroll down the pleasant squares, narrow streets and visit the cathedral of Saint Tryphon from the 9th century, the Orthodox churches of St. Luke from 12th century, the rebuilt St. Nicholas church from the early 20th century and the Maritime Museum of Kotor.