I first visited Kotor back in 2001. I knew nothing about Montenegro (it was still part of a much smaller Yugoslavia in those days), but I had been advised to visit a pretty little town called Kotor which had some rather spectacular walls.
I remember being struck by the beauty of the town and location at first sight, but I was a little confused - the walls were really nothing special, especially as I had just come from Dubrovnik.
And then I saw them, snaking improbably up the rock behind the town, a true wonder of construction. I was younger back then, and fitter, and I made the early start to walk the walls. Physically it was quite demanding, but extremely rewarding, both in terms of the views and seeing the ancient walls close up.
These days, of course, YouTube and other social media does the exercise for you, and it is now possible to explore almost every part of this lovely planet through the vdeos of others.
A very nice family video has just been uploaded to YouTube, retracing those steps up the walls, with a boat trip to Perast included. A lovely combination for a day trip.