Wedged between brooding mountains, the atmospheric town of Kotor is perfectly at one with its setting. Hemmed in by staunch walls snaking improbably up the surrounding slopes, the town is a medieval maze of museums, churches, cafe-strewn squares and Venetian palaces and pillories. Old Kotor was built like a maze for protective purposes and it is very easy to get lost. In fact, even the locals get lost. It’s a dramatic and delightful place where the past coexists with the present; its cobblestones ring with the sound of children and lines of laundry fluttering from wrought-iron balconies. At night, Kotor’s spectacularly lit-up walls glow as serenely as a halo whilst the streets buzz with bars, live music – from soul to serenades – and castle-top clubbing.