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Visit Montenegro

Updated on October 3, 2017

Montenegro

With its 13 812 square kilometre of its continental part Montenegro is not a big country. But, this country , situated in the South of the Adriatic, in South Eastern Europe is unique in many ways. Montenegro is an ecological country full of exceptional beauty and proud, hospitable people.

You can find nowhere so much natural wealth, beauty,gorgeous mountains, beautiful beaches, chrystal-clear sea and bays, amazing lakes, fast green rivers and the deepest canyons in such a little compact area as in MONTENEGRO.

For right lovers of untouched nature, this country is right choice. Montenegro, because of its beauty cannot leave you indifferent.

You can choose to visit the Montenegrin Adriatic coast of 294 km with 73 km of beaches different kinds , from small sandy beaches to stone beaches , with many well preserved ancient old towns or to visit beautiful mountains with its highest peak Zla Kolata on the mountains Prokletije at 2534 m and deep kanyons on the River Tara or to visit clear lakes called mountains eyes. Also, you can combine , in the morning you can walk along the beautiful Adriatic coast, have lunch on the banks of Skadar lake and in the evening you can enjoy the amazing view from Montenegrin mountains, breathing fresh pure air.

In Montenegro there are many national parks. These are:National park Lovcen, National park Skadar lake, National park Durmitor and the oldest National park of Montenegro, founded in 1878 is Biograd's mountain.

Montenegro has a lot of beautiful places along Adriatic coast, Sveti Stefan, Budva, Becici, Herceg-Novi, Ulcinj etc.Their beauty is breathtaking and these 73 kilometres of this coast with 117 beaches represent the most beautiful juncture of sun, sea and land, with the biggest beach Velika Plaza-Big Beach in Ulcinj.

Velika Plaza , National Park Durmitor, Tara River Canyon and Old City of Kotor are inscribed on Unesco World Heritage List.

" National Geographic Traveler" features MONTENEGRO among the 50 places of a lifetime.

" New York Times"ranked the Ulcinj South Coast region of MONTENEGRO, including Velika Plaza, Ada Bojana and the

hotel Mediteran of Ulcinj, as among the TOP 31 PLACES to go in 2010 as a part of a worldwide ranking of tourism

destinations.

Also, Montenegro was listed in "10 Top Hot Spots of 2009" to visit by YAHOO TRAVEL.

If you visit Montenegro, where summer lasts from May to October , you will see the beauty of wild untouched nature and you will feel the happiness, freedom and feeling of complete relaxation and you can choose swimming and diving in the beautiful sea or skiing on the gorgeous mountains.

The fascinating landscape, chrystal-clear water of the sea inspire visitors from all over the world!

Montenegrin Cultural events

Montenegro is calling....

The holiday in Montenegro is not only sitting in the sun on the beach. Montenegro offers different contents and cultural events, because Montenegro is a country with rich historical tradition and culture.From 1918 Montenegro was a part of Yugoslavia and on the basis of independence referendum held on 21 May 2006, Montenegro declared inpendence on 3 June of that year.

If you come to Montenegro, you can visit a lot of cultural events, historical monuments, churches and orthodox monasteries.

During whole year there are many interesting cultural events.

In February there is the cultural manifestation called Holiday of Mimosa in honour of the first spring flower Mimosa in places Herceg Novi, Igalo, Baosici, Denovici along the Adriatic coast.

In Old City Cotor there are carnivals,fancy parties for children and adults and musical concerts in February.

You can visit International Festival pop music SUNCANE SKALE in Herceg Novi on the stage of the tower Kanli Kula which is taken place in July.

In August, it is taken place the Herceg Novi's film festival and Bokeljska Noc in Kotor. Bokeljska Noc is the parade of decorated boats, fireworks and feasts on the squares of the Old City Kotor.

One of the most important attractions is Njegos Mausoleum and Monument on the top of Mountain Lovcen, near Cetinje where are 461 steps through tunnel to the Mausoleum. The view from this top is fascinating. Also, there is a restaurant and the huge statue of impressive piece of stone.

Montenegro unites in itself rich culture and history, calm rhythm of life, silence and comfort of coastal cities and incredible beauty of wild nature,

The Mountain Wreath - by PETAR II PETROVIC NJEGOS

Petar II Petrovic Njegos ( 1813-1851) was the ruler of Montenegro, the Cetinje Metropolitan of the Orthodox church, Prince-Bishop of Montenegro, but a philosopher and a poet.

Njegos wrote the Mountain Wreath during 1846 in Cetinje. It is a modern epic written in verse as a play, starting as a poetic visions it develops into a political historical drama.

The basic theme of the Mountain wreath is the struggle for freedom, justice and dignity, but at the same time involved in a struggle between good and evil for all time.

This amazing work describes Montenegrin life including feasts, gatherings, customs, beliefs and the struggle to survive the Ottoman oppression.

Montenegro- Crna Gora

MONTENEGRO-CRNA GORA, unites in itself rich culture and history, calm rhythm of life, silence and comfort of amazing coastal cities and incredible beauty of wild nature.

The fascinating landscape, chrystal-clear water of the Adriatic sea inspire visitors from all over the world.

Come to see this incredible beauty!

Maps of Montenegro

There are many nice places in Montenegro, Sveti Stefan, Budva, Becici, monastery Ostrog, Kotor, Herceg Novi etc which you should visit.

A marker -
SVETI STEFAN MONTENEGRO
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NJEGOS' MAUSOLEUM - the top of Mountain Lovcen

On the top of Mountain Lovcen, near Cetinje there are 461 steps through a tunnel leading to the Njegos 'Mausoleum.

The view from the top is great. There is a restaurant where you can drink and eat. The huge statue was built with an impressive piece of stone.

Sveti Stefan-Saint Stefan

After few years of renovation this world attraction is now open for tourists. The beauty of Svetog Stefana is breathtaking.

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Budva at night

There are a lot of restaurants with Montenegrin specialities, comfortable hotels, cafés in Budva.

Every year, in June the International Festival of Mediterranean music is taken place in BUDVA.

Beautiful Beaches of Montenegro - Adriatic sea

There are different kinds of beaches from small sandy to stone in Montenegro, where you can feel complete relaxation.

Bečići - beaches in Becici

One of the most beautiful beach in Europe is the beach in Becici.

Hotel SPLENDID - in Bečići

Hotel Splendid Conference and Spa Resort offers Montenegro' highest level of personal service. Splendid spa is the first full-service spa in Montenegro's most exclusive destination.

Hotel Splendid is a 5-star hotel in Becici in Montenegro.

THE QUEEN'S BEACH - Kraljicina plaza - Milocer

One of the most beautiful beaches on Mediterranean is the Queen's beach. It is located about 500m far from Saint Stefan. This beach is made with small sand, on the land and in the sea and it is situated toward the West. If you can stay on this beach to late afternoon hours, you will enjoy magnificent sight of the sunsets. This little beach, whose length is about 200 m , is located in front of the summer residence of the King Aleksandar Karadordevic and it was named as the Queen's beach because it was a favourite place of the Queen Marija Karadordevic.

HERCEG NOVI - Adriatic sea

Chrystal clear and transparent water of the Adriatic sea is amazing. You can enjoy on the ship, having incredible view of beautiful landscape in Herceg Novi.

Incredible beauty of Montenegro - Sveti Stefan

This amazing natural beauty cannot leave you indifferent.

Casino Royale - film by Martin Campbell

Casino Royale is the twenty-first film in the James Bond film series and the part of this story line was set in MONTENEGRO.

This is the first film about James Bond with Daniel Craig in the main role as James Bond. Daniel acts very well in this film and his performance was highly acclaimed.

Daniel Craig as James Bond is sent on a mission to arrest a bomb-maker in Magdascar. The big card play is taken place in Montenegro....

This film was directed by Martin Campbell in 2006 and it is my favourite film about James Bond.

Mountain eyes of Mountain Žabljak - LAKES CALLED MOUNTAIN'S EYES

There are a lot of beautiful mountains in Montenegro and amazing lakes. This is GORSKE OCI- MOUNTAIN'S EYES on mountain Zabljak.

TRNOVACKO JEZERO-LAKE - Amazing mountains and lakes of Montenegro

This is very interesting lake in shape of heart.For the right lovers of untouched nature , Montenegro is a right choice.

The monastery OSTROG - MONTENEGRO

OSTROG is the orthodox monastery, located at the fascinating place, as cut into rocks, was founded by Vasilije, the Metropolitan Bishop of Herzegovina in the 17 century.

This place is the most popular pilgrimage place in Montenegro and it can easily be reached from Podgorica, the capital of Montenegro and Niksic.

According to the stories it is believed that many people have been cured and helped in lessening the difficulties in their lives by prying in this monastery.

Ostrog represents the meeting place of all confessions:the Orthodox,the Catholics and the Muslims.

OUR LADY OF THE ROCKS IN MONTENEGRO - Gospa od Skrpjela in CRNA GORA

If you visit Montenegro , you should see GOSPA OD SKRPJELA-OUR LADY OF THE ROCKS because it is an interesting place with its amazing beauty.

Our lady of the rocks is one of two islets off the coast of Perast in Bay of Kotor in Montenegro. It is an artificial island created by bulwark of rocks and by sinking old and seized ships loaded with rocks. The largest building on the islet is the Roman Catholic Church of Our Lady with museum attached. Also, there is a small gift shop to the church and a navigation light at the Western end of the islet.

According to the legend, the islet was made over the centuries by the seamen who kept an ancient oath after finding the icon of Madonna and Child on the rock in the sea in 1452.

Upon returning from each successful voyage, the seamen laid a rock in the Bay and over time, the islet gradually was emerged.

Swimming and diving - Adriatic sea in Montenegro

If you visit Montenegro, you can enjoy swimming and diving in chrystal-water of the Adriatic sea in Montenegro.

Sergej Ćetković - singer

One of the most popular and the best Montenegrin singers is Sergej Cetkovic. His ballads are very nice, full of Mediterranean soul and charm about love.

The natural wealth of Montenegro - Montenegrin caves

If you come to Montenegro, you can visit interesting places, islands, caves by boats. These are the places of incredible natural beauty.

The beauty of Montenegro-Crna Gora

Complete relaxation in Montenegro

If you visit Montenegro, you will feel the happiness, the freedom and the feeling of complete relaxation.

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      Danijela 4 years ago from Serbia

      Today, on 13.11.2013 is 200 years from the birth of a big poet and a ruler of Montenegro- Petar II Petrovic Njegos.

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      Danijela 4 years ago from Serbia

      @SavioC: Thank you very much for your nice words! I am glad because you were learning about such a beautiful and interesting country-MONTENEGRO, where I have been many times.

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      SavioC 4 years ago

      I have heard about Montenegro but its the first time I am learning about it. Well you actually sold me on to it & I absolutely love the photos you have put out. Great Lens.