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Sightseeing in Montenegro

Updated on December 24, 2012

Why Montenegro?

Last summer I were in Montengro first time. When I was searching information about this country, I didn't found all information in one place. This is the main reason why I'm writting about Montenegro.

I would like to tell you more about this country and suggest places, which I liked the most and where I will come again.

About

Small. Lovely. Undiscovered.

Country, which is not crowded by tourists yet. A still pretty unknown place in the southern part of the Mediterranean often referred to as the "Hidden Pearl of the Mediterranean". Montenegro is one the most ecological state in the world at the moment. This beauty cannot be ignored and I suggest this country for you, if you want to see the sea and mountains together, and all in the natural beauty.

But I have mention one serious advice: if you will go to Montenegro, be prepaired to climb up and down a mountain for that to reach the sea, because not allways will be available to rent a room by the sea.

Montenegro is quite a new country

After World War II Montenegro became one of the six equal republics of the Yugoslav federation. Montenegro 2006 voted independence of Montenegro. Thus today Montenegro is an independent state internationally recognized.

The capital of Montenegro is Podgorica.

Weather

Montenegro's coast enjoys balmy summers and mild winters. The warmest months are July and August, when the temperature ranges from 19°C to 29°C (average lowest to average highest).

And just to let you know - the summer sea temperature is 25°C to 28°C.

Average weather in Podgorica, Montenegro

Average weather in Podgorica, Montenegro
Average weather in Podgorica, Montenegro

The Monastery of Ostrog

It is located about 50 kilometers from the capital of Montenegro, Podgorica and about 15 kilometer from the second largest town in Montenegro - Niksic.

The monastery is located 900 meters above sea level, so the road is a challenge even for the most experienced travelers. Nevertheless, tourists are still arriving in greater and greater numbers even during this time of the year. In the photo, which is down to the text, you can see how difficult is to pass with other transport.

Ostrog Monastery is the most popular pilgrimage place in Montenegro and this monastery is visited by more than a hundred thousand pilgrims from around the world and of travellers of all religions every year.

Podgorica - Monastery of Ostrog

Podgorica - Monastery of Ostrog
Podgorica - Monastery of Ostrog

Road to The Monastery of Ostrog

Road to The Monastery of Ostrog
Road to The Monastery of Ostrog

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Old Town (Stari grad) in Budva

This is like a mini Dubrovnik. Lovely atmosphere, sweet shops, old buildings and wandering along the old narrow streets. The old town of Budva lies on a little island that was linked to the land by a sandbar and in time turned into a peninsula.

Three doors lead into the Old Town, the oldest is the one in the south, which is already in the 13th Century.

Street of Budva

Street of Budva
Street of Budva

Sveti Stefan - coast

One of the most precious gifts of nature to Montenegro is the peninsula of Sveti Stefan (Saint Stephen). Sveti Stefan is an unusual and unique place not only at Montenegro or Budva's Riviera but in the whole Mediterranean.

Sveti Stefan had always been a touristic area, it used to be a favourite resort of wealthy businessmen and many celebreties were regularly comming to spend a holiday in Sveti Stefan.

Accomodation with magnificent views to the sea horizon cost about 10-15 euro per night.

Sveti Stefan

Sveti Stefan
Sveti Stefan

The bay of Kotor

Kotor is a coastal city in Montenegro, located at one of the most beautiful bays in the world, Boka Kotorska.

Kotor has one of the best preserved medieval old towns in the Adriatic and is a UNESCO world heritage site.

Kotor

Kotor
Kotor

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Piva Canyon

The Piva Canyon is one of the most spectacular river in the world. The canyon is protected as a part of Durmitor National Park and is a tentative UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is 82 kilometers long and is 1,300 meters at its deepest, making it one of the deepest river canyon in Europe.

There are rocky and pebbly terraces, sandy beaches, high cliffs, and more than 80 large caves along the canyon.

Piva river

Piva river
Piva river

In the end..

" At the moment of the creation of our planet, the most beautiful merging of land and sea occured at the Montenegrin seaside..." Lord Byron

If you have questions about Montenegro, write to me.

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      darciefrench lm 4 years ago

      Looks like a beautiful place to visit! :D Happy New Year - may 2013 be your best year ever!! Lots of love and many blessings to you and yours.

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      kotagedejualan 4 years ago

      Wonderful place,

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      Paula Morgan 4 years ago from Sydney Australia

      Montenegro is on my bucket list - near the top too! thanks for the tips

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      Kumar P S 4 years ago

      Wonderful place ! Thanks for sharing.

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      VspaBotanicals 4 years ago

      Wow, what a beautiful place.

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      ZenSquid 4 years ago

      Wow, I would love to visit there someday!

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      lajkon 4 years ago

      Since I have lived and worked for several years at St. Stefan in Montenegro can confirm that it is a beautiful country.

      Be sure to see the Old City of Kotor is a more beautiful view from the hill above Kotor where you can climb the stairs from the old town.

      Also worth a look, and smaller places like Canj and Petrovac.

      Good lens. ;)

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      applejacking 4 years ago

      Perfect place for summer tour destination. a beautiful country.

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      SANduardo 4 years ago

      Oh my god, Montenegro is really nice country :) Thanks for good idea where to travel by the next holydays :)