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Montenegro Travel Guide.

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The untouched country.

Montenegro is one of Europe’s hidden secrets. On a visit to Montenegro you could be having coffee on one of the numerous beaches of the Budva Riviera, eating lunch with the song of the birds on Skardar Lake or exploring one of its picturesque rural villages.

Montenegro has a lot to offer and is often referred to as the "Hidden Pearl of the Mediterranean".

Montenegro Tourist Board: The official website for the Montenegro Tourist Board – a useful resource for planning your trip to Montenegro.

Know Before You Go: Travel advice for Montenegro from the FCO.

Things to see and do

  • Relax on one of the 117 sandy beaches along the Adriatic coast.
  • Wander through the old towns of Budva, Kotor, or Bar.
  • Climb the peaks of Durmitor National park.
  • Birdwatch in the Scadar Lake area in the Zetsko-Skadarska Valley.
  • Explore the Bioggradska Lake and Primeval Forest National Park.
  • Explore the Botanical Gardens in Kolasin.
  • Visit the Port of Kotor with its old city quarter. Do not miss the Naval Museum, the Drago, Bizanti, Pima and Grgurina Palaces, and the Church of St Lucas.
  • Visit the Savina Monastery in Herceg Novi; it is a good place to visit and is a good example of baroque architecture. There are also several galleries and exhibitions which are worth a visit.
  • Visit Ulcinj; it is one of the oldest towns on the Adriatic Coast. The Balsica Tower and the Renaissance Church Mosque here must be seen.
  • Take a stroll through the famous botanical gardens in Kolasin.
  • Take part in hiking, biking, kayaking, rafting or paragliding in the Durmitor National Park. Its glacial landscapes, high peaks, pine forests and deep gorges provide some stunning scenery to enjoy while taking part in these outdoor activities.
  • Visit Kotor and explore its picturesque old city quarter and admire its Venetian architecture, seventeenth century clock tower, twin towered Cathedral of St. Tiphun.
  • Go and see the seventeenth century Ostrog Monastery which is built into a cliff between Danilovgrad and Niksic.
  • Enjoy the magnificent view from Lovcen Mountain.
  • Take a boat tour to Zanjic Beach and Blue Cave from Boka Bay.
  • Go white water rafting on the Tara River.
  • Visit the Djerdap National Park and its main attraction Djerdap Gorge, a river valley made from four gorges.

Festivals and events

  • Kotor Carnival consists of a parade, dancing, music and food. (February)
  • The Montenegro Dance Festival celebrates all kinds of dance from all over the world. (April)
  • Podgorica’s Days of Beer Festival. (July)
  • The International Folklore Festival in Cetinje and Podgorica features traditional dancing. (Summer)
  • The Montenegro Tango Festival invades the resort of Herceg Novi, offering workshops and classes at all levels. (September / October)

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