Perfectly placed in the south of the Adriatic, Montenegro is a European destination that offers the perfect blend of beach life, fascinating culture and incredible landscapes. If you’re looking for holiday deals on this hidden gem, or are already packed and ready to go, take a look at our guide on the best ways to discover Montenegro.
Natural wonders of Montenegro
Take your pick from the five National Parks here: Biogradska Gora, home to Biogradska Lake; UNESCO status Durmitor; Lovćen, on the peak of Lovćen mountain; Skadarsko jezero, the biggest park in the country; and Prokletije, the youngest park in the country. There are also three UNESCO World Heritage sites on hand, as well: Natural and Culturo-Historical Region of Kotor, Stećci Medieval Tombstones Graveyards and Durmitor National Park.
Montenegro Beach life
There are plenty of resorts to stay in, each providing excellent dining options, beautiful beaches and nearby cultural attractions. Budva, for example, boasts 25 beaches and is a popular choice for holiday goers! Becici is said to be the most beautiful beach, while Jaz is the longest stretch and Buljarica is a sandy haven. Tivat is a much smaller but equally delightful area and Opatovo is a pebble beach that is divided by a small lighthouse. In addition, there are two nearby islands to visit: the Island of St. Marko and the Island of Flowers. For some quieter beaches, head to Kotor or Herceg.
Cultural fun in Montenegro
Learn more about this amazing country and its rich history by visiting the old towns of Herceg Novi, Kotor and Budva. In Ulcinj you can explore the battlements and Cyclopean walls at Stari Grad Ulcinj or head to the Skadarsko Jezero wildlife reserve. Here you can dine on the fresh sea catches of the day at Ada Bojana in the south region or visit the ancient, small town of Perast in the north with its warm, friendly people and bustling cafes.
Montenegro is the perfect mix for a European holiday, so you see if you can spot it while scoping bargain getaways. Remember to take some good walking shoes and a camera — there’s going to be plenty of walking and exploration, and even more memories that will be worthy of photos for your scrapbook.
Written by staff for EuropeUpClose.com