Montenegro is a small Balkan country barely larger than the island of France. It is also the smallest country of the former Yugoslav republics. Thanks to Croatia, Montenegro has experienced a boom in tourism in recent years.
The tourist attractions of Montenegro
Dizzying mountains, sandy or pebble beaches, coastline dotted with cliffs and beaches, typical architecture, churches ...
With 300 kilometers of coastline facing the Adriatic Sea, Montenegro is a destination that has been opening up in recent years to tourism.
Montenegro is characterized by mountainous landscapes on both sides of the country. Wherever you look, there is always a magnificent mountain to contemplate. The British poet Lord Byron (1788 - 1824) describes the Montenegrin coast "as the most beautiful meeting between land and sea".
One of Montenegro's jewels is undoubtedly: Kotor Bay, the most southerly fjord in Europe. As for the coastal towns, they are endowed with a simple and discreet charm with the Venetian imprint of the Renaissance and the Austrian Baroque. The famous guide Lonely Planet has declared as the most beautiful in Europe, the Uvala Jaz beach located a few kilometers from the historical city of Budva.
The national parks of Lovcen and Durmitor
Surrounded by the Balkan Mountains to the east, almost two-thirds of Montenegro is more than 1 000 meters high.
These two national parks also allow you to admire immense forests and splendid mountain lakes. The Durmitor National Park is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Glaciers, spectacular canyons, Draga, Susica, Komarnica, Tara rivers, high plateaus, this park promises superb hikes with altitudes from 450 to over 2 meters.
Seaside resorts of Montenegro
The coast is home to several popular seaside resorts such as Budva, Ulcinj, Sveti Stefan) and typical Montenegrin fishing villages along the Adriatic coast.
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Custom trip Montenegro-Croatia
To discover Montenegro it is interesting to combine it with a road trip in Croatia for a stay out of time.
For your holidays in Montenegro, here are the essentials that we recommend:
- Bouches de Kotor, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
- The island of Sveti Stefan, so seductive
- Cetinje, the former royal capital
- Ostrog Monastery
- Durmitor National Park, a refuge for eagles, bears and wolves, a UNESCO World Heritage Site