5 reasons to visit Montenegro for your holiday
Georgina Willcox | 30 March 2022
Montenegro needs to be your next holiday destination. Located in the South-east of Europe and situated on the Adriatic Coast, Montenegro is small country, but as the saying goes – good things come in small packages! Montenegro offers incredible landscapes, fascinating history, rich culture and delicious cuisine! Lord Byron, a famous Romantic poet, eloquently stated “At the birth of the planet the most beautiful encounter between land and sea must have been on the Montenegrin coast.” Here’s our 5 reasons to go on holiday in Montenegro.
1. Bay of Kotor
Montenegro has a fjord! The Bay of Kotor, also known as Boka Bay and the Gulf of Kotor is one of the most distinctive landscapes anywhere on the Mediterranean. The southernmost fjord in Europe boasts hundreds of stories about its old towns, famous captains and numerous conquerors. You can enjoy seeing the fjord by taking a boat trip to explore the Bay. Sail along the bay from the Baroque town of Perast and visit the man-made island of Our Lady of the Rocks, home to a small church filled with unique art and artefacts.
2. Montenegro has a rich history
With a country that was at times ruled by the Byzantine, Ottomans and was once part of Yugoslavia, undoubtedly Montenegro has a fascinating historical past. Take a walking tour of Kotor, a well-preserved Medieval Old Town and UNESCO World Heritage Site and its old port was built during the Venetian period. In the town, you will find Kotor Cathedral or St Tryphon’s Cathedral, which is older than Notre Dame in Paris. Boasting a stunning location on the shores of the Adriatic Sea, the medieval walled city of Budva is home to an impressive selection of Catholic and Orthodox churches, picturesque squares, and an imposing Citadel fortress.
3. Lots of beautiful places to visit in Montenegro
Montenegro roughly translates as “Black Mountain”, many believe this name derives from the appearance of the thick forests surrounding Mount Lovćen. For outdoor or hiking enthusiasts, Montenegro boasts five impressive National Parks. The country also has one of Europe’s deepest canyons, 1300m deep, the Tara River Canyon/Gorge. You can also journey through the spectacular Serpentine Mountain Road built in the late 19th century, connecting Kotor and Njegusi, the birthplace of the famous dynasty Petrovic. Situated on the border between Montenegro and Albania, Skadar Lake is the largest lake in Southern Europe and part of a 400sqm area of stunning National Park. This freshwater lake is surrounded by spectacular karst mountains as well as wetlands that are home to over 260 species of birds and other wildlife.
4. It has some of best beaches in Europe
Sun seekers will be spoilt for choice, there are over 100 beaches in Montenegro, many of which have Blue Flags, along the Adriatic coast. On our Montenegro tours, we'll be based in the Iberostar Bellevue Hotel, which is located in the beautiful Becici Resort.
5. Delicious and diverse food in Montenegro
Montenegrin dishes are a variation of Mediterranean and Oriental cuisine. Over the centuries there has been influences from different countries, namely by Italy, Greece and Turkey on Montenegrin cuisine. It’s based on great tasting, locally produced ingredients, seasonal vegetables and seafood. The food in Montenegro even varies throughout the country, with an increased focus on seafood in coastal areas.
Montenegro is an Adriatic gem offering numerous beaches, forest-cloaked mountains, crystal-clear lakes and centuries-old towns with influences ranging from Venetian to Ottoman, making it an ideal destination to suit various interests. Discover this incredible country and enjoy our all inclusive holiday to Montenegro.
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