Tiny Montenegro is gaining in popularity every year. More and more often, it is becoming the main destination for a holiday vacation , and not just a one-day trip destination from Croatia or Albania . Tourists are delighted with the amazing landscapes there, because the high mountains meet the sea there. The most beautiful, but also the most crowded place by tourists is Boka Kotorska , which resembles a Norwegian fjord. This bay cuts between the slopes of the Lovćen Mountains , creating an amazing scenery.
The Montenegrin coast, although quite short, is quite diverse and scenic. The local resorts such as Herceg Novi , Budva , Bar and Ulcinja are developing dynamically. There are many trails in Durmitor , Prokletije , Komov and Bjelasica mountains for hiking and biking enthusiasts. Montenegro is therefore an ideal destination for people looking for a compromise between active recreation and relaxation by the sea.
What to see in Montenegro?
Both on the coast and in the interior of the country you will find many interesting sights. Be sure to visit the old town of Kotor , which, together with the surrounding walls, has been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List . You will also find a beautiful old town in Herceg Novi or Budva . The ruins of Stary Bar , picturesquely situated at the foot of the Rumija peak, deserve attention. When traveling through the northern part of the country, make sure you make time to visit the Ostrog Monastery , which is almost glued to a rock wall.
The best beaches in Montenegro
In Montenegro you will find both sandy and rocky beaches. The largest and longest beach is the Great Beach in the south. It offers beautiful, clean sand, numerous beach bars and campsites hidden among the trees. You can also count on nice beaches in Ulcinja or around Bar and Budva . The beach in Jaz Bay has enjoyed unflagging popularity for years, also in terms of events and all kinds of attractions.
Montenegro's party life focuses primarily on the coast . The best clubs can be found in Budva and the Jaz Bay next to it. Every year, at the height of the summer season, the best DJs from the world come there, as well as stars of the Balkan and European music scene. You will also be able to party on the Great Beach or in Podgorica .
National parks in Montenegro
Montenegro is so beautiful not only because of its varied landscapes, but also because of its wonderful nature. One of the most interesting places in terms of biodiversity is Skadar Lake , which on the Montenegrin side is under protection under the national park. A wonderful and cool flora awaits you also in Durmiotor or Biogradska Gora .
Activities in Montenegro
Montenegro is a good destination if you prefer active holidays . First of all, you will have a lot to show off on the local mountain trails. The most popular mountain range is Durmitor , where you will find the best infrastructure - from trails to shelters. In the mountains, you will not only be able to hike, but also ride a bike. The network of routes is constantly expanding. Montenegro also invites tourists in winter . In the ski resorts in Kolasin or Zablijak you will be able to have fun on one or two boards. Diving is very popular in the summer. You will find several shipwrecks and underwater caves here. Many people visit Montenegro to take part in rafting on the Tara River .
Off the trail in Montenegro
Although every year there are more and more tourists in Montenegro, you can still find places that they visit less frequently. Podgorica is undoubtedly one of them. The Montenegrin capital is mainly treated as a communication hub. The city itself has not much to offer, but if you like non-obvious attractions, you will be able to look for them there. And what if you can find them. On your way to the north of the country, be sure to visit the Ostrog Monastery . While wandering along the coast, visit Tivat , where one of the most modern marinas in Europe was built not so long ago.