Montenegro is a tiny country in the Balkans, sandwiched between former Yugoslavian countries, Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Kosovo, Serbia and Albania.
Best Things To Do In Montenegro
The country is famous for its spectacular mountains, glacial lakes, the elegant beach resorts of the Budva Riviera, and the UNESCO World Heritage listed Bay of Kotor. Montenegro is one of the most beautiful countries in the world, with an abundance of natural, historic and cultural gems and treasures to explore.
The capital of Montenegro is Podgorica, a vibrant hub and perfect starting point for exploring the plentiful attractions of the country. Montenegro’s southern coastline has a Mediterranean climate, whilst the centre of the country and the northern parts boast a continental climate, due to the higher scenic elevation.
Visit The Historical Sites
The Old Town of Kotor is a UNESCO World Heritage site that is surrounded by city walls. The town boasts an impressive collection of architecture, monuments, churches, cathedrals, and palaces. There are also cafes, bars and restaurants where you can relax and soak up the authentic Montenegro atmosphere, while enjoying a glass of craft beer or locally produced wine.
Ostrog monastery is one of the most popular pilgrimage sites in Montenegro, receiving over a million visits each year from tourists and believers. The monastery is one of the most photographed churches in Montenegro for the fact that is has been built into a sheer cliff face. Visit Ostrog monastery to learn about religious traditions, its history and admire the stunning views.
The small Montenegro Coast City of Ulcinj has plenty of history to uncover. The Old Town is surrounded by medieval walls, with plenty of restaurants, cafes and hotels to visit, as well as a small museum with a church dating back to 1510, where you can learn about the towns history.
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Explore The Blue Grotto
The Blue Grotto in Kotor Bay is a magnificent natural attraction and a great reason to visit Montenegro. When the sun filters through the cave it creates a stunning illuminated display of shimmering blue light as it touches the water. Take a boat trip through the caves and explore the tiny islands and inlets, before swimming in the bay.
Go Wildlife Spotting
Lake Skadar is the largest freshwater lake in the Balkans and largest national park in Montenegro. The lake is an important bird ecosystem, home to more than 260 species of birds and other animals. The lake itself sits on the Montenegro and Albania border and is framed by the Karst Mountains. The scenery and views from here are breath-taking.
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Go Hiking In The North
Follow the marked hiking trail from Kotor, and let it lead you through outstanding natural landscapes and lush forests. On the way you will encounter cascading waterfalls, quaint villages and majestic mountains. When visiting Kotor, one of the most popular activities is hiking to the Castle of San Giovanni, where you will be amazed at the stunning views overlooking Kotor Bay.
Visit Charming Towns
Perast has become a glamorous destination for travellers from all over the world. This costal city can be found in the Bay of Kotor and has a fascinating history and culture, beautiful architecture and places of interest, plus fabulous vistas.
Herceg Novi is located at the entrance to the Bay of Kotor. This costal town is a beautiful area with stunning views to admire. Enjoy a stroll in the Old Town, admire the elegant churches or take a dip in the sea at one of the pebbly beaches along the Montenegrin coast.
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Take a boat to Our Lady of the Rocks
Our Lady of the Rocks is one of the most famous island churches in Montenegro. This man-made islet was created in 1484, according to the legend, two sailors found an iconic of the virgin Mary and Christ on a sea rock and decided to build an island and Church in that exact spot, dedicated to the Holy Mother of God. Our Lady of the Rocks has become a top attraction, with a small museum now built on the island behind the church. There are plenty of boat tours taking visitors to the island, departing from one of the many coastal cities in Montenegro.
Explore Europe’s Deepest Canyon
The Tara River Canyon is the deepest canyon in Europe. The crystal-clear waters are perfect for white water rafting. If you’re an adrenaline junkie, you can also enjoy hiking and mountain biking around the major tourist attraction. For great views of the Tara Canyon, head for Djurdjevica Bridge situated 172m above the river.
Chill On The Beach
If soaking up the sun on the beach is your idea of the ultimate holiday pleasure, Montenegro has a great choice of pebble, sand, or shingle beaches for you. If you are looking for idyllic sandy beaches to visit in Montenegro, we would recommend Velika Plaza, Mala Plaza and Ada Bojan in Ulcinj are perfect for sun worshipping and swimming. The tourist resort also boasts plenty of stylish hotels, bars and restaurants to cater to your leisure needs.
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