Montenegro is an untouched gem of the Adriatic. With beautiful beaches and mountainous vistas, it is surely a place to satisfy a number of aspects a traveler looks for in a country.
Podgorica, the country’s small capital city with a population of only 160,000, seems almost untouched by travelers’ feet. Podgorica is home to a number of restaurants and shops. There is a great selection of bars, one of the liveliest being perfectly placed near the cool flowing waters of the Morača river.
From Podgorica head to Budva, the party capital of Montenegro. It’s hard to believe beach resorts can be only a few hours from ski resorts. Budva is a popular destination for many Europeans. It sits closely on the Adriatic Sea with a beautiful old town that blends in with the bustling night life.
Rent a car to visit one of the key areas of Montenegro:
- Skadar - the largest lake in the Balkans and one of the biggest bird sanctuaries. Pelicans call Skadar their home.
- Climb Montenegro’s highest peak Maja Kolata (2534m)
- Chill out on one of Ulcinj’s beaches or take a stroll through the historic part of town Stari Grad.
18km outside of Kotor lies the small village Perast which offers boat trips to the mall island Lady of the Rock, a man-made island. The locals took over 550 years to create it, dropping a stone there every year in July, until they sank 87 ship laden with stones to help the process.
The monastery at Cetinje, the former capital, is home to the mummified hand of St. John the Baptist and part of the true Cross, although a little bit of imagination might be needed to identify the hand as such. The town itself offers a charismatic mix of cottages and palaces.
Hike through the Durmitor national park to see the Tara Canyon which is Europe’s longest at 82km long and 1,300m deep. Great for winter sports such as skiing, the summer turns Durmitor into an outdoor activity hub with horseriding, cycling and paragliding all on offer throughout the park.
The coastline of Montenegro reaches 293 km, which includes 73 km of beaches. Challenge yourself, trying to visit as many as you can from the 120 beaches stretched along the country. Montenegro beaches’ styles vary from sand to pebbles of differing lengths. It is proved that a lot of them will meet your criteria.
Nobody could ever contemplate how such a new and theoretically small country; dispose so many points of interest.
Montenegro is waiting to host your dream holidays and offer you the chance to experience the ideal vacation.