5 Reasons to Visit Montenegro

Montenegro is the smallest country in the Balkans but it has a whole ray of incredible places to visit. If you are looking for a reason to visit Montenegro, keep on reading.

Montenegro could easily be called a small paradise in the Balkan region. Located on the Adriatic coast, the country has everything from mountains to incredible beaches and bustling cities. With incredibly sunny and warm weather all year round and affordable prices, Montenegro is hard to dislike for any traveler. But if you are still not convinced, here are the main reasons why you should visit Montenegro right now.

 

Kotor Bay

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Often named one of the most beautiful bays in the world, and rightfully so, is the Bay of Kotor. Also known as the ‘jewel of the Montenegrin crown’. Kotor Bay is known for its lively atmosphere, stunning architecture, and beautiful landscape that is surrounded by hills. Streaming rivers flowing through the mountains and the inviting nature of locals make it the place to be if you want a relaxing time in the Balkan region. The main town in the bay is Kotor and it attracts thousands of tourists each year, making it the main tourist destination in the country. The main attraction of the Kotor city is the Cathedral of St. Trifona which is the oldest cathedral in Europe.

 

Incredible Diversity of Nature

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Montenegro’s abundance of natural diversity is nothing short of amazing. From stunning mountain scenery on one side to beautiful Kotor Bay which is famous for its pristine waters and pretty waterside towns. Another sight worth mentioning is Skadar Lake National Park. An area of 475 km² is a lake that sometimes goes below sea level and is known for its unique flora and fauna. Lake Skadar is truly a paradise for birdwatching because this is the place where you can see the only surviving pelican species in Europe — the Dalmatian pelicans. Montenegro is also home to the longest canyon in Europe, the Tara River Canyon. Located at Durmitor National Park, the canyon has a depth of 1300 meters and is truly an incredible sight to see.

 

Stunning Beaches

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Montenegro’s coastline is still an undiscovered hidden gem on the Adriatic coast, unlike neighboring Croatia’s. Just like its natural diversity, Montenegro has a variety of beautiful beaches that are both pebbly and sandy. In the stunning Kotor region you can find pebbles and mountainous scenery behind, on the other side near Budva and Ulcinj you can enjoy a few kilometers of long sandy beaches. In total, there are 117 stunning beaches you can choose from, which means that you will definitely not be out of options while holidaying in Montenegro. Best of all, the crystal clear turquoise sea water will make it hard to leave the beautiful Montenegrin coast.

 

Incredible Hiking Opportunities

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Asides from beautiful flora, fauna, and a variety of beaches, Montenegro is truly one of the best places for those looking for beautiful mountaineering and hiking destinations in the whole of Europe. The name of the country which in translation means Black Mountain derived from the fact that 80% of the country is made up of mountains. One look at Montenegro will definitely make you see it. Among some of the best places for hiking, you can find Prokletije, Komovi, and Rumija mountains, and the Durmitor National Park which is loved by experienced hikers. If you are looking for a great hiking destination that will offer some of the best views without being too expensive, then you should definitely head to Montenegro.

 

Incredible Nightlife

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Traveling to other countries is not only about nature and history, it is also a cultural experience. Fortunately so, Montenegro can proudly say that it does not lack in its nightlife either. The country offers a variety of nightlife options from lively in-door and open-air clubs, and bars with live music to summer festivals and beach parties. There is something for each person no matter what kind of nightlife they enjoy the best. The most known beach parties are held in Budva, a coastal town also known as Montenegrin Miami. The great weather of Montenegro makes it the best place for summer nightlife experiences that will leave you feeling alive and young again. No matter if you are a fan of trance style EDM, hard rock, jazz, or dance-pop, you will easily find the best nightlife events for your taste.

 

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