Montenegro

Spectacular Beaches, Breathtaking Scenery and Rich Cultural Heritage

Montenegro, a hidden gem nestled in the heart of the Balkans, is emerging as an irresistible must-visit travel destination. With its breathtaking natural beauty, including majestic mountains, pristine beaches, and crystal-clear lakes, Montenegro offers a paradise for nature lovers.

Immerse yourself in the rich history of this enchanting country, where ancient towns and medieval fortresses tell tales of past civilisations that have contributed to the diverse culture in place today.

Join us on this extraordinary journey as we delve deeper into the unique aspects of Montenegro, uncovering its hidden treasures and creating unforgettable memories along the way. Get ready to be captivated by the charm and allure of this captivating country.

Why Montenegro?

Spectacular Scenery

From majestic mountains to idyllic seascapes, Montenegro has a truly memorable landscape

Unique Architecture

Influence from many cultures has given Montenegro a unique collection of beautiful buildings

Rich History

Battles, myths, hideaways and more mean Montenegro is a haven for history lovers

Perfect Beaches

Montenegro’s coastline has an array of bays, coves and beaches which are ideal for sunbathing

Welcoming Hosts

Montenegrin culture is naturally welcoming, and the locals take pride in showcasing their country

Excellent Value

The cost of a trip to Montenegro is comparatively fantastic value compared to Italy or even Croatia

Learn More About Montenegro

Whether it’s varying landscapes from idyllic beaches to majestic mountains, or diverse cultural influences through the ages, each region is completely unique and worth exploring
Hospitality is a key aspect of Montenegrin culture, and as such the standard of accommodation is exceptional, many of the best we have partnered with directly
A breathtaking aerial perspective showcasing the majestic panorama from the summit of Mount Lovcen in Montenegro

Sample Itinerary

First time visitors are often amazed at how much there is to explore within such a small area, so it’s definitely possible to get a taste for everything all in one trip

Answering Your Questions About Montenegro

As Montenegro is a newcomer to the tourism sector, it’s not somewhere that is particularly well known as a destination, so there are bound to be lots of questions you have about what it’s like. Things like culture, cuisine, climate, affordability and more are all important to understand before you commit to visiting this beautiful country, so we’re here to help you travel informed and make sure your trip to Montenegro is perfect in every way

The best time to explore Montenegro tends to be during late spring or early autumn, around April/May and September/October. During these months, the weather is pleasant, the crowds are thinner, and you can get the best experience of the country’s natural and historical beauty without having to battle through hordes of tourists!

If you want to guarantee warmer temperatures and optimal sunbathing time, the summer months of June and early July might be preferable because although the beaches will be busy, you should still be able to grab a subbed without too much trouble. Conversely, winter offers excellent opportunities for skiing and snowboarding up in the mountains, as well as fewer crowds and more affordable prices

Montenegro is a country with so much to offer, whether it be rich historical heritage, breathtaking scenery or picture perfect beaches. Here are just a few highlights we recommend, but if you’re looking for more click here to check out our breakdown of the different regions and what each one has to offer

Kotor – This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a charming area with a well-preserved medieval old town. Kotor is also known for its beautiful architecture and its stunning setting on the Bay of Kotor

Perast – This historic town is located near the centre of the Bay of Kotor, and it is known for its stunning Venetian architecture, breathtaking views of it’s two picturesque islands, and a tranquil atmosphere by the waters edge

Budva – This popular beach resort town is known for its sandy beaches, lively nightlife, and charming old town. Budva is also a great base for exploring other attractions in the region, such as the Sveti Stefan island and Mount Lovćen

Skadar Lake – Skadar is the largest lake in the Balkans and is famous for its beautiful scenery and abundant wildlife. Lake Skadar is a popular destination for boat tours, birdwatching and fishing

Durmitor National Park – This national park in the North is known for its pristine forests and lakes, and mountains that are perfect for skiing and snowboarding on during the winter months

Mount Lovćen – The highest peak in Montenegro, Mount Lovćen is also the inspiration for the country’s traditional name of Črna Gora, translated as “Black Mountain”. The peakfeatures stunning views of the country, as well as a historical sites, such as the Njegoš Mausoleum

Jaz Beach – This expansive sandy beach, situated near Budva, is renowned as one of Montenegro’s most beloved coastal destinations. With its pristine, crystalline waters, vibrant ambiance, and breathtaking vistas of the Adriatic Sea, Jaz Beach captivates visitors from near and far

Sveti Stefan Beach – Nestled on the picturesque Sveti Stefan island, this idyllic beach exudes charm with its soft sand, turquoise waters, and enchanting views of the historic town. A favoured retreat among the rich and famous, Sveti Stefan Beach offers a truly luxurious experience

Miločer Beach – Tucked away near Budva, this secluded beach boasts pink sands, azure waters, and lush Mediterranean foliage. Formerly a royal beach, Miločer Beach continues to allure the wealthy, offering them a serene sanctuary amidst natural beauty

Murići Beach – Tranquilly situated on the shores of Skadar Lake, Murići Beach beckons with its mesmerising pebble beach, crystal-clear waters, and captivating views across the lake. A much-loved destination for families and couples, Murići Beach promises total relaxation

Plavi Horizonti Beach – Located on the scenic Luštica Peninsula, this stunning beach captivates visitors with its golden sands, beautiful blue waters, and panoramic views of the Adriatic Sea, offering an idyllic setting for romantic escapes or family fun

Drobni Pijesak Beach – Nestled near the village of Rijeka Reževići, this secluded beach charms visitors with its pristine white sand, crystal-clear waters, and breathtaking vistas of the Adriatic Sea. Beloved by couples and honeymooners, Drobni Pijesak Beach is a beautiful oasis of tranquillity

Mogren Beach – Hidden away in the town of Budva, this secret gem beckons those in the know with its alluring pebble beach and translucent waters. A coveted spot for couples and honeymooners, Mogren Beach provides a romantic haven

Montenegro’s culinary scene is a reflection of its rich cultural heritage and diverse influences through the years. There is a delicious array of traditional dishes that have been passed down through generations. From the hearty and comforting Ćevapi (grilled minced meat) to the iconic Njeguški pršut (smoked ham), each dish is accompanied by a story of local ingredients and time-honoured cooking techniques

As you wander the streets of old Montenegrin towns like Stari Bar, tantalising aromas will lead you towards some incredible street food delights. Indulge in Burek, a flaky pastry filled with cheese, meat, or spinach, or try Pljeskavica, a mouthwatering grilled meat patty served in a bun. For a quick and satisfying snack, grab a Priganice (deep-fried dough) and savour its irresistible sweetness

Summer in Montenegro is an invitation to embrace the gentle heat and indulge in a plethora of beach activities. Dive into the crystal-clear waters of the Adriatic Sea, partake in thrilling water sports, or unwind on a sun-drenched stretch of sand. With an abundance of coastal towns and picturesque islands to explore, Montenegro’s summers are some of the best in Europe

As the seasons transition, spring and autumn bring milder temperatures, providing the perfect backdrop for exploration and outdoor adventures. It’s a time when you can venture out into the lush green landscapes, hike through breathtaking national parks, or simply immerse yourself in the tranquillity that comes from this peaceful haven

When winter arrives, Montenegro transforms into a winter wonderland, with its snow-capped mountains and charming ski resorts. Embrace the cold as you glide down powdery slopes, feeling the rush of adrenaline and the sheer joy of conquering nature’s icy playground. The crisp air, stunning alpine scenery, and cosy mountain lodges create an idyllic setting for a winter escape

Montenegro is a remarkably safe place to explore, whether you’re travelling solo or with others. The nation boasts a commendably low crime rate, while its inhabitants are famed for their warm hospitality and amicability. Nevertheless, as with any travel destination, it is prudent to remain vigilant of your surroundings and adopt precautionary measures to protect against petty theft in more touristy areas

There are a few different options available for travelling around Montenegro, each with its own pros and cons depending on your budget, plans and time constraints

Car Rental – Renting a car offers convenience and flexibility as the roads in Montenegro are quiet and well-maintained and there are numerous rental agencies to choose from. However, keep in mind that car rentals can be costly, especially for extended periods. It’s always advisable to book in advance, particularly during peak seasons

Bus – Montenegro’s bus system is both efficient and affordable, connecting major towns and cities. However, buses can be slower and less accessible in smaller villages

Taxi – Taxis are readily available in major towns and cities, providing a convenient alternative to car rentals. However, they can be expensive for long distances. Before getting in a taxi, be sure to negotiate and agree on a fare with the driver

Private Transfer – Private transfers are a great option for group travel or when you have a substantial amount of luggage. Although more costly than taxis, private transfers offer convenience and reliability

Ferry – If you’re traveling between Montenegro, Italy, or Croatia, ferries can be a good choice. Keep in mind that they can sometimes be expensive and often take a long time compared to road travel. It’s advisable to book ferry tickets in advance, especially during the summer as tickets can sell out quickly

The official language of Montenegro is Montenegrin, which is a standardised variety of the Serbo-Croatian language. Montenegrin is spoken by the majority of the population of Montenegro. Other languages spoken in Montenegro include Serbian, Bosnian, Croatian, and Albanian, but often those speaking any of these languages will be able to converse with ease

English is widely spoken in Montenegro, especially in tourist areas. However, it’s always a good idea to learn a few basic phrases in Montenegrin before you visit, this will show that you are making an effort to respect the local culture and will be greeted warmly by locals

Here are some basic phrases in Montenegrin to get you started:

Zdravo! – Hello!

Hvala! – Thank you!

Molim! – Please!

Da – Yes

Ne – No

Gdje je toalet? – Where is the bathroom?

Koliko košta ovo? – How much does this cost?

Mogu li platiti kreditnom karticom? – Can I pay with a credit card?

Montenegro has been using the euro as its official currency since January 1, 2002. You’ll usually get a better deal choosing to exchange your currency for Euros before you travel, but there are also plenty of places to exchange when you’re in Montenegro including banks, exchange bureaus, and hotels. It’s always handy to bring a small amount of Euros in cash for incidental purchases like souvenirs and snacks.

Most businesses in Montenegro also accept credit and debit cards, although when using these you will often be asked whether you want to pay in Euros or your native currency, and it’s almost always cheaper to opt for Euros to make use of better exchange rates. You may also like to look into a prepaid currency card like this one from the Post Office, as you have more clarity over the exact exchange rates used.

Montenegro is a cost-effective destination for tourists, offering a lower cost of living compared to many Western European countries. Food, accommodation, and activities are reasonably priced. However, it’s important to note that certain areas, especially coastal resorts, can be more expensive

Here’s a breakdown of the average costs for tourists in Montenegro (as of October 2023):

Accommodation – A budget hotel offers double rooms for approximately €30-50 per night. Mid-range hotels charge around €50-100 per night, while luxury hotels start from €100 per night

Food – Budget restaurants serve meals for about €10-15 per person, mid-range options range from €15-25 per person, and luxury restaurants can cost €25 or more per person

Activities – Day trips to national parks cost around €20-30 per person, boat trips on the Bay of Kotor are priced at €30-40 per person, and skiing day passes cost approximately €50-60 per person

Hopefully this has given you an insight into the incredible beauty and diversity of Montenegro, and why we’re so passionate about promoting this special country as a destination for luxury travel. If you have any questions about Montenegro, we’re always keen to help so just click this button and send over your questions, so that hopefully you can be on your way to this spectacular European gem!

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