The Bay of Kotor (Serbian and Montenegrin: Бока Которска / Boka Kotorska), also known as the Boka,[1] is the bay of the Adriatic Sea in southwestern Montenegro and the region of Montenegro around the bay.

Bay of Kotor
Boka Kotorska
Бока Которска
View over Bay of Kotor
View over Bay of Kotor
Country Montenegro
TownsKotor, Herceg Novi, Tivat, Risan, Dobrota, Perast, Prčanj
Official nameNatural and Culturo-Historical Region of Kotor
CriteriaCultural: i, ii, iii, iv
Inscription1979 (3rd Session)
Area14,600 ha
Buffer zone36,491 ha

Its well-preserved medieval towns of Kotor, Risan, Tivat, Perast, Prčanj and Herceg Novi, along with their natural surroundings, are major tourist attractions. The Natural and Culturo-Historical Region of Kotor was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979. Its numerous Orthodox and Catholic churches and monasteries attract numerous religious and cultural pilgrims.


  1. "Welcome to Bay of Kotor". Lonely Planet. Retrieved 14 January 2020.