Montenegro

Montenegro is a Mediterranean country in Southeastern Europe. It has a coast on the Adriatic Sea to the southwest.

If we had to describe the European country of Montenegro with only two words, those words are undoubted: "mountain” and “sea”.
Montenegro may be small in terms of area, but it boasts stunning mountainous landscapes, amazing coastlines, historic monuments, and truly beautiful walled towns.

Published: Friday 12th of June 2015 Updated: Thursday 08th of July 2021

Montenegro is a Mediterranean country in Southeastern Europe. It has a coast on the Adriatic Sea to the southwest.

If we had to describe the European country of Montenegro with only two words, those words are undoubted: "mountain” and “sea”.
Montenegro may be small in terms of area, but it boasts stunning mountainous landscapes, amazing coastlines, historic monuments, and truly beautiful walled towns.

Herceg Novi is a coastal town in Montenegro located at the entrance to the Bay of Kotor and at the foot of Mount Orjen. From the sea, the view of Herceg Novi is breathtaking. A tradition of importing seeds, exotic plants, trees, and fruits from around the world has transformed Herceg Novi into a veritable botanic garden, carefully tended and expanded over centuries. Built on a series of terraces, this Town Garden is positioned perfectly, with a view of the open sea and two peninsulas, Luštica and Prevlaka.



Igalo is a small town in the Herceg Novi municipality of Montenegro.  Igalo is widely famous for the "DR Simo Miloševi?" Institute, a Mediterranean-themed health spa that attracts many tourists.
Kotor and its surrounding area form an impressive and picturesque Mediterranean landscape. The city's old town and best-known landmark, which is listed with UNESCO World heritage sites.


Kotor is unique for several reasons. It is located on the only natural fjord of its kind in the world and in a bay that has made the list of Most Beautiful Bays in the World. But visiting Kotor is about more than beautiful views—it’s also about experiencing the cultural heritage of Boka Kotorska Bay and Montenegro.
Perast is a small quiet town in Montenegro with a population of less than 400 where you can escape Montenegro's busier seaside resorts such as Kotor and Budva and enjoy a couple of leisurely hours strolling through the streets, and visiting a few museums and churches.


Tivat is a coastal town in southwest Montenegro, located in the Bay of Kotor.
Its mega-yacht marina Porto Montenegro is the first comprehensive state-of-the-art deep water marina in the Adriatic Sea. The marina has berths for 650 yachts, 150 of them super yachts, up to 150m long. 
 
Budva is a coastal tourist resort in Montenegro. It is often called "Montenegrin Miami", because it is the most crowded and most popular tourist resort in Montenegro, with beaches and vibrant nightlife.


The town’s tourist industry has a capacity for more than 100,000 tourists at a time, who are looking for an urban summer holiday in luxurious, small, family hotels or in apartments and rooms for rent.
 
Becici is a coastal tourist resort in Montenegro. Becici is a tourist complex set behind the renowned Becici Beach, near the historic town of Budva on Montenegro's Adriatic coast.
 
Sveti Stefan is a town in Montenegro. Previously a fishing village, in 1960 it was converted into the old town, with its tower, narrow streets, shops, and small churches remained unchanged.


Petrovac is a resort town in Montenegro especially popular for families. It has a 600-meter long sandy beach and it is a popular tourist destination. Petrovac is seen as a somewhat "calmer" resort, in contrast to the lively and developed nearby towns of Budva and Sutomore.



Bar is a coastal town in southern Montenegro.  The Old Town of Bar, which is 4km far from the coast, is the most significant among the numerous cultural-historical monuments, which witness to the turbulent history of this town.
In the suburbs, not far from the city’s center stands an olive tree as old as Christianity itself—more than 2009 years. This olive tree symbolizes the lifeblood of Bar and both the olive tree and olive oil are symbols of Bar itself olive oil from Bar is sold at a premium price for both its quality and its taste.


 
Ulcinj is the southernmost town in Montenegro. With its natural potential Ulcinj is tourism borne. The longest beach at the Adriatic sea – Velika Plaza that is 13 km long, the Ada Bojana – a unique river island with marvelous sandy beaches, Valdanos – a unique bay with a coastline covered in old olive trees, the reconstructed old city of Ulcinj.


Lovcen is a mountain and national park in southwestern Montenegro.  The specific connection of the life conditions has stipulated the development of the different biological systems. There are 1,158 plant species on Lovcen, out of which four are endemic. The biggest and most important monument of Lovcen national park is Petar Petrovi? Njegoš's Mausoleum. The location for his burial place and the mausoleum at the summit of Jezerski vrh was chosen by Njegoš himself as his last wish.


The Tara River Canyon, also known as the Tara River Gorge, is the longest canyon in Montenegro. It is 82 kilometers (51 miles) long and is 1,300 meters (4,300 feet) at its deepest, making it the deepest river canyon in Europe. The canyon is protected as a part of Durmitor National Park and is a tentative UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Tara River cuts through the canyon.


Enjoy the best rafting tour on the Tara River along 18 kilometers and 21 rapids and the nicest waterfall.
The Monastery of Ostrog is a monastery of the Serbian Orthodox Church placed against an almost vertical background, high up in the large rock of Ostroška Greda, in Montenegro. It is dedicated to Saint Basil of Ostrog (Sveti Vasilije Ostroški). From the monastery, a superb view of the Bjelopavlici plain can be seen. Ostrog monastery is the most popular pilgrimage place in Montenegro.



Montenegro's Lake Skadar is a natural playground for lovers of outdoor adventure, nature, and beauty. This largest of Balkan lakes offers an incredible 400 square kilometers of the spectacular national park to explore, as well as being home to Montenegro's wine country. From kayaking, hiking, wild swimming, and caving to boat cruises, culture, wine tasting, and gastronomy, there is something for everyone.



The Durmitor is a massif and the name of a national park in northwestern Montenegro. The highest peak, Bobotov Kuk, reaches a height of 2,522 meters. The massif is limited by the Tara River Canyon on the north, the Piva River Canyon on the west, and by the Komarnica River Canyon on the south. To the east, the Durmitor opens to a 1,500 m (4,921 ft) high plateau, called Jezerska Površ (Plateau of Lakes). The Sinjavina mountain is located to the east of Jezerska Površ plateau.



Biogradska Gora is a forest and a national park in Montenegro within Kolašin municipality. Biogradska Gora is located in the mountainous region of Bjelasica in the central part of Montenegro between the rivers Tara and Lim, and is surrounded by three municipalities: Kolašin, Berane, and Mojkovac.