We left Dubrovnik by car and headed southwest along the Adriatic coast to gain access to Montenegro, a country that was formerly a part of Yugoslavia. En route, we passed Sveti Stefan, an island in the Budva municipality, which is now connected to the mainland by a long isthmus.

Our destination was Kotor, a coastal town in a submerged river canyon with overhanging limestone cliffs. This area was described as early as the 2nd century B.C. when it was part of the Roman province of Dalmatia. A beautiful, medieval old town on the Adriatic coast, Kotor is surrounded by ancient walls which stretch for three miles directly above the city. The fort on the top of the hill is a unique example of fortification architecture on the Mediterranean Sea.