Montenegro is flanked by Bosnia and Herzegovina to the north, Serbia to the east and Albania to the south, with the Adriatic Sea to the west. Book one of our flights to Montenegro and discover the amazing landscapes and gorgeous architecture of this fascinating country.
The Adriatic Coast has an abundance of wonderful beaches and bays but one of its most rewarding seaside locations is the Bay of Kotor and its walled town. A steep climb to Kotor's fortress will reward you with splendid views of the bay, the sea, the ragged peaks and the coterie of charming red-roofed buildings below.
Navigate winding roads to reach the Monastery of Ostrog, one of the Balkan's most important pilgrimage sites. This startling monastery is built into the face of a mountain and once you step inside, the serenity is palpable.
One of the highest peaks in the Balkan's is Mount Lovćen which features a splendid mausoleum. It's the final resting place of one of Montenegro's most revered leaders, Petar Petrović Njegoš. Within you'll find walls covered with gold, and mighty statues, while outside you are presented with incredible vistas which take in pretty much the whole of the country.
Durmitor National Park offers beautiful scenery that includes forests and lakes. And during the summer and autumn months you'll find an array of marvellous hiking trails to follow, as well as the opportunity for kayaking. And during the winter, pack your skis and take to its snowy slopes.
Wonderful watery locations
The delightful little town of Perast lies in the Bay of Kotor and is surrounded by mountains. There are two islets close to the town, one of which, Our Lady of the Rocks, features an attractive church and museum. It's also the location of an unusual annual event called Fašinada which takes place each year on July 22. It's when locals throw rocks from boats into the sea, thus mimicking the way in which the island is said to have been created.
Partially shared by neighbouring Albania, Lake Skadar is surrounded by undulating and craggy peaks carpeted in green hues. This serene lake is home to more than 250 bird species, including pelicans, herons and seagulls, and the waters are teeming with fish such as eel, bleak, carp and trout.
Eating and drinking
In keeping with its name, Juice Bar in beautiful Budva serves delicious fruit drinks, as well as smoothies, iced coffee and a range of sandwiches, salads, pasta and sweet treats.
Kotor's Galion serves anything from fillet steak to seafood made with octopus, and a selection of local wines. Relax and enjoy your meal in this friendly eatery.
And Tri Lipe in Herceg Novi has a splendid choice of grilled seafood, burgers, fries and ćevapčići, a popular Balkan dish that is akin to skinless sausage. Take your place on the terrace and admire the view as you sip on your coffee or wine.
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Cost of living in Montenegro
|Food and drinks||Prices average|
|Beer (0.5 litre)||£1.00|
|Meal at McDonald's||£3.00|
|Water (0.33 litre)||£1.00|
|One way tube ticket||£1.00|
|Taxi starting price (normal tariff)||£1.00|
|1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M,...)||£29.00|
|1 pair of jeans (Levi's 501 or similar)||£52.00|
|Average monthly disposable salary (net)||£412.00|