Known as the land of fairy tales, Montenegro boasts a stunning coastline with a series of beautiful beaches and enticing resorts, set against the backdrop of towering mountain ranges, pristine glacial lakes and preserved historic walled coastal towns. Direct flights from the UK to Tivat, now make this an ideal Croatia and Montenegro twin-centre holiday destination.
Our Guide to Montenegro
Montenegro is one of the smallest countries in Europe but what it lacks in size it makes up for in beautiful contrasts. This is a country filled with spectacular landscapes and beautiful coastline, which during the sixties and seventies was the St Tropez of the Adriatic and was frequented by Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor and Sofia Lauren. Montenegro today still retains some of its historic glamour with preserved regions like Kotor and Sveti Stefan still attracting the jetset elite.
Bay of Kotor
Rated at Number 1 in Lonely Planet’s 2016 Top Cities to Visit Guide, Kotor is a city steeped in tradition and history, with simply breathtaking views. A UNESCO World Heritage site, this medieval old city was built between the 12th and 14th centuries and is filled with medieval architecture and well-preserved historic monuments. The Kotor city walls which lead up the fortress of Saint Ivan extend for 2 miles and have protected this medieval town for centuries.
Once a former Austro-Hungarian navy base, Porto Montenegro is now home to super-yachts and establishing itself as a leading contender to compete with the likes of Monaco and Puerto Banus. Peter Munk a Canadian gold mining billionaire has turned this disused navy base into an emerging destination, with the launch of the lavish five-star Regent Hotel.
Budva is at the centre of Montenegro tourism thanks in part to its plethora of hotels and resorts which stretch as far as the eye can see down its beautiful stretch of coastline. Whilst its Old Town is not as beautiful as Kotor, it does offer a contrast for guests looking to enjoy its pristine beaches and wide array of restaurants and entertainment.
Located a mere 15 minutes from Budva, Sveti Stefan has developed from once a small fishing village to one of the most famous and prestigious destinations in Montenegro. Accessible via a small road flanked by stunning sandy beaches, this tiny and iconic island is home to a multi-award winning luxury boutique hotel.
Home to the popular ‘Our Lady of the Rock’, Perast is a charming Old Town steeped in history. It has survived several invasions and each has left its own mark on this popular and intriguing Old Town. It’s filled with interesting museums and churches and makes for a popular boat trip from Kotor.
This fabulous old city is fine example of culture, heritage and tradition in Montenegro. Located in a valley and surrounded by the slopes of the Lovcen National Park, Cetinje is a fascinating city to visit where you feel like stepping back in time. The city is a maze with beautifully preserved buildings which include museums and art galleries bust most notably Cetinje Monastery (built in 1701) and Biljarda.