While Montenegro may look small on a map, the country is notably home to exceptionally beautiful landscapes, spectacular mountains, picturesque coastal towns and beautiful beaches which proves once and for all that good things do indeed come in small packages. Moreover...Just the drive itself is breathtaking.
From the majestic mountains surrounding pristine lakes to the UNESCO-protected Bay of Kotor boasting magnificent landscapes and impeccable beaches overlooking the royal blue Adriatic Sea, natural beauty is ever-present on your break here.
Of all the sights along the shoreline, Sveti Stefan is one of Montenegro's most popular landmarks and probably the most photographed place in the country. No wonder, because this Mediterranean jewel has played host to some of the world’s biggest stars like Elizabeth Taylor, Kirk Douglas, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, to name a few. Those craving an active day can go paragliding above the seashore, kayaking, rafting or try to conquer dreamlike hiking tracks. And not to mention mountainous hinterland that nestled deep canyons, gushing rivers, glacial lakes, and primeval forest, which make this country a dream destination for adventure seekers.
Did you know that Tara Canyon, located in the Durmitor National Park, is the second deepest canyon on Earth? Watching how the bright turquoise Tara River slices through black mountains covered with trees and bushes is truly an awe-inspiring sight. Since this gorgeous nation has a huge array of natural and man-made wonders, Montenegro is slowly emerging as a mandatory destination on the Adriatic.
The land border with Croatia and the whispering among travelers make it a popular one-day excursion from Dubrovnik, so make sure to take advantage of their proximity to travel around both countries. To enter Montenegro, a passport valid for the whole duration of stay is required by all nationals except EU nationals who can enter with a national ID card and may stay for up to 30 days – for longer stays, a passport is required for them as well. The official currency of Montenegro is the Euro.
If you are planning a trip to Europe, don't forget to add Montenegro to your bucket list for your next summer holiday!