About Montenegro

Must visit destination in 2016 by Lovely planet

Montenegro has it’s coast on the south-west of the Adriatic Sea and is bordered by Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Serbia and Albania Montenegro territory covers over 13,800km2 as well as 4,800km2 of the Adriatic Sea, one of the cleanest and clearest waters in the world.

MAJOR CITIES:

PODGORICA | Capital of Montenegro, administrative & economic centre
BECICI | With a 2km long fine, sandy beach, it is home to numerous hotels and resorts
BUDVA | A popular resort with great beaches and a vibrant nightlife
CETINJE | The old royal capital of Montenegro, with a large number of museums, monasteries and former embassies
HERCEG NOVI | Founded in 1382, this historical city is located at the entrance of the Bay of Kotor
KOTOR | An ancient, fortified town located deep down the Boka Kotorska Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
NIKSIC | The second largest city in Montenegro and the country’s cultural and economic centre
PERAST | A beautiful small village, another UNESCO World Heritage Site
TIVAT | A small town in the Kotor Bay, quickly emerging into a major tourist, business and transport hub
ZABLJAK | The centre of Montenegrin mountain tourism
OSTROG MONASTERY | An amazing monastery known for its location on the almost verticle cliff of Mount Ostrog
SVETI STEFAN | A picturesque town-hotel, a former fisherman town on the small peninsula near Budva and now the setting of the luxury Aman Resort


NATIONAL PARKS:

BIOGRADSKA GORA | Located near Kolasin, Biogradska Gora is home to some of the last remaining preserved forests in Europe
DURMITOR | A popular destination for rafting through the Tara Canyon, the deepest canyon in Europe
LOVCEN | A beautiful mountain with natural, historic scenery
SKADAR LAKE | The largest lake in the Balkans with a natural habitat of very diverse flora and fauna
PROKLETIJE | A high altitude mountain range with numerous peaks over 2,000m above sea level


USEFUL INFORMATION:

CLIMATE | Montenegro’s lower regions along the coast enjoy a Mediterranean climate, with temperatures reaching over 30oc in July and August. Skiing can be enjoyed in the mountainous areas during the winter. Clear seas reaching 27oc (30-60m visibility) with a swimming season of 180 days per year

GETTING HERE | There are 3 international airports in or close by to Montenegro: Podgorica, Tivat and Dubrovnik (Croatia). If visiting the Discover Montenegro offices at Porto or Lustica Bay, Tivat is the most convenient. Podgorica and Dubrovnik are equal distances away from our offices. Podgorica is more convenient for visiting the North of Montenegro, Dubrovnik has more flight options from most European locations

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GENERAL INFORMATION:

LANGUAGE | Official: Montenegrin, Regional: Serbian, Bosnian, Albanian, Croatian. English and Russian are understood and spoken in most tourist areas.

POPULATION | 620, 000 citizens

COUNTRY CODE | +382

TIME ZONE | UTC+1

VISAS | Most nationalities may enter Montenegro visa-free for a period of up to 90 days

CURRENCY | € – EURO