At an arm’s reach from the south of Croatia, Montenegro is a stunning variation of familiar sceneries with a tad bit of primeval interwoven between pockets of Venetian and Roman history and architecture. A landscape of mountains rising straight up from the sea to touch the clouds, intercepted only by a ribbon of road and an occasional picturesque village, this is also the largest bay of the Adriatic Sea, the Boka Bay. On a calm day the waters of the bay mirror the mountains and sky in duplicate perfection. In the very center, the town of Kotor poses shadowed by limestone cliffs, cloaked in both medieval and Venetian heritage and charming from both close and far. Gracing many bucket lists, Montenegro and its celebrated Bay of Kotor are show-stopping beauty from end to end.