Kotor’s strongholds began to head up St John’s Hill in the ninth century and by the fourteenth century a defensive circle was finished, which was added to until the nineteenth century. The enthusiastic can make a 1200m climb up the strongholds through 1350 stages to a tallness of 260m above ocean level; the perspectives from St John’s Fortress, at the top, are great. There are passage focuses close to the River Gate and behind Trg od Salate. While handling the dividers in summer, stay away from the warmth of the day and bring bunches of water. Those less physically slanted can at present welcome seeing the winding, dreamlike dividers – they’re unmistakable from all over Kotor.