I'll be heading to Croatia on the ferry from Puglia in September and, though we'd planned on Dubrovnik --> Hvar --> Split, I've read in a few places that Kotor can be a better, more laid-back experience (one place even compared Dubrovnik to Disneyland). It seems close enough to be a straight swap (especially if we rent a car) for Dubrovnik. This will be my first trip to Croatia.
Does anyone have any thoughts? Cheers!