Montenegro who is literal translation means “Black Mountain” or “wild beauty” that is tourism slogan used to describe one small country on Balkan Peninsula, Mediterranean secret gem between east and west, which is still unknown to many. It may be a small in size, but certainly not with natural and cultural heritages. Montenegro is richness of things to do and see, and offers to her visitors such an extensive variety of experiences that you probably don't even know half of them exist. Gorgeous nature, amazing landscapes of Adriatic coast and northern Montenegro (Durmitor mountain, Tara river canyon for example), architecture , local cuisine, outdoor activities, multi day adrenaline tours and packages for nature lovers , adrenaline funs and many more….You will be thoroughly intoxicated and charmed with stunning scenery of sandy beaches, green mountains, natural, historical treasures and places to visit in Montenegro.
This is our list of Montenegro attractions, top tourist destination in Montenegro, place to visit, or what to see and do on your Montenegro holiday, including top sites, events, activities or top tourist attractions in Montenegro.
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List of Montenegro Things To Do
1. Be a real Montenegrin – spend a lazy, chill- out day on beach in some of resort of Adriatic coast, Montenegro!
On former Yugoslav jokes, Montenegrin are considered to be a lazy. So, be like a local. Enjoy a sun-filled holiday, spend lazing time on the sandy beach in Budva, Herceg Novi or big beach (Velika plaza) in Ulcinj.. The 12km long (7-mile) Velika Plaža is a fine sandy beach, which remains largely underdeveloped and is backed by a flat hinterland.
2. Visit Kotor, Montenegro!
Explore UNESCO listed World Heritage Site in Montenegro, the beautiful old town of Kotor. Founded in the 5th century, the secluded coastal city of Kotor is a feast for everybody: visitors of old towns or those with a historic sensibility. The Old City of Kotor is an ancient trade center, due to its fortified entrance to the sea. The Old Town is a well-preserved collection of buildings, churches, squares and stone streets that date back to the Middle Age: The Maritime Museum - chronicles Kotor's rich naval history, St. Tryphon Cathedral was completed in 1166, and boasts fascinating Romanesque and Byzantine architecture, the St Nicolas Church - biggest Orthodox church in the Old Town and many more things to see and do in Kotor town. The port itself is a medieval gem: a Kotor bay is gently covered with mount. Lovćen and native protected for all type of winds. In our opinion, Kotor is top touristic place in Montenegro, and we highly recommend. Even more so, Lonely Planet put it Kotor, Montenegro for number one destination to visit in 2016 on his top 10 list, believe or not!?!Link here: LONELY PLANET - Best in travel 2016
Our suggestion: Enjoy cheap, good quality chilled beer or a gelato in Kotor's atmospheric squares. For Kotor visitors with good stamina, we highly recommended walking tour to Kotor walls and St. Giovanni fortress.
3. Bay of Kotor!
When you also came at the port of Kotor, it’s a really shame to doesn’t visited rest of the fabulous Boka bay. Amazing high mountains that bend around the coastline make some unique and hard to describe picture. You have so many things to see and do in Boka bay: Visit Risan, small town from Roman Empire period or visited famous Perast. This charming village is the antithesis to the lively seaside resort of Kotor, with a handful of small museums and pretty churches. Also, don’t miss the pretty The Church of Our Lady of the Rock, one of two gorgeous islands just across Perast. Admire Herceg Novi’s Old Town – This quaint town within the Bay of Kotor was founded in 1382 and the highlight of authentic is undoubtedly the ancient fortresses of Kanli Kula, Forte Mare and Spanjola fortress. Also visited the Savina monastery, nearest of the Old Town. And even more..
Boka Bay is top place in Montenegro, and we highly recommend. Also we have our tours which describe the Kotor and Boka bay, such as: KOTOR WALKING TOUR or MINI MONTENEGRO TOUR
4. Budva and Sveti Stefan!
On touristic map of Montenegro, Budva is the rating like ˝tourist capital of Montenegro" for many reasons – with its atmospheric Stari Grad (Old Town) and numerous superb sandy beaches, vibrant nightlife – certainly has a lot to offer. Culture abounds too: don’t miss the enigmatic Dancing Girl Statue, the tiny 14th century Church of Saint Sava and the reconstructed Budva Citadel.
During the summer in particular, the day and night-life offers opportunities to enjoy theatre plays and performances, music events and entertainment programs. Budva theatre town is one of famous culture event on Budv a summer. Budva also is destination for party people for all the world: on the famous sandy beach JAZ IN THE MIDDLE OF JULY is place where happen SEE DANCE FESTIVAL
Big attraction on the Riviera of Budva is Sveti Stefan. The former fishing village situated on a peninsula became a hotel-town 50 years ago and now is a glamorous resort. The rest of Budva Riviera is also interesting: Bečići, Rafailovići, Miločer atc. We, at Montenegro Travel Service hope it’s an enough reason to visit Budva.
5. Be Active – try outdoor activities, adrenaline and active packages in Montenegro!
Montenegro, famous like Adriatic and also a continental country offer a variety type of outdoor activities. The list of opportunities for activity holiday in Montenegro are huge: Hike and trek, bike or simply enjoy of walking through stunning Durmitor National Park, which has been awarded UNESCO World Natural Heritage status for its glacial lakes , high peaks, the gorges in this part of Europe. This mix of adrenaline and nature will awaken something that makes Montenegro known - an attractive outdoor, adrenaline and activity destinations. Rafting, kayaking, rock climbing, paragliding or many more – be active on your Montenegro holiday.
Rafting is a most popular tourist activity in Montenegro vacation. Ba active and feel doze of adrenaline. With a 6am start and 8pm return, this is an activity to consider if you’re staying for longer than the event duration. The Grand Canyon of Tara River is the deepest in Europe and the best way to witness its immensity is by rafting it. Trips include all equipment, breakfast, lunch and transport. Not to be missed if you’re making a holiday of it.
Jeep safari is another epic mission to consider if you’re extending your stay, provides a unique experience through the Biogradska Gora or Durmitor national park. From mountain views to lakeside beauty, there’s even a chance to switch your jeep to a horse in the afternoon. Meals and transport provided. For more info click here: JEEP SAFARI
Rock climbing and canyoning are activities which can be provided on North of Montenegro and also on Adriatic coast. If you want to fill up your body with dose of adrenaline on your Montenegro holiday don’t miss one of those Montenegro outdoor activity.
6. Explore Montenegro via one day excursions!
To introduce and explore the natural historic beauty of Montenegro, you have many choices. One of them is day trip through Montenegro and one-day excursions... We offer you a huge selection of excursions, one day trips and tours, places to go for the day in whole Montenegro. The best and most unique offer of day tours confirmed by thousands of satisfied customers. Some of day trips ideas from Montenegro Travel Service covers interesting history and charming cities, while some day trip ideas offer a relaxing day on sea or just simply discover mountains with snow peaks, steep fiord-like hills almost vertically diving into the Adriatic sea, mountain lakes full of fish, mystical monasteries carved in the rock, sandy and sunny beaches that go on for miles alongside the coast….all of those things you can introduce in our one day excursion in Montenegro.
Mostly of our day trips in Montenegro are escorted with expert local guide (different languages on request) and organize with the small groups (minibus transportation) or coach bus trips. Also, we want to suggest our private tours, for small groups, just for you, your family or friends, with quality mini vans VW Sharan or Mercedes Benz vehicles (S class, E class , Viano, V class etc). Our few itineraries are created upon our own preferences but also constantly thinking about maximum guest satisfaction and we’re always ready to adapt them or make something totally different to meet your need, wants and requirements. Check our excursion list: ONE DAY EXCURSION MONTENEGRO, and contact us for more information or send us request for tailored made tour. Enjoy!!!
7. Montenegro – land of national parks!
The natural heritage of each country's national parks occupy a special place. The national parks of Montenegro cover 8 % of Montenegrin territory. This is areas of significant natural and cultural value and rare natural phenomena and beauty. A true paradise for those looking to experience their untamed beauty, the natural parks of Montenegro are open to visitors: tourists looking for delightful green oasis and picturesque landscapes, nature lovers, people whose simply just want to escape from urban city noise and stress. We hope that these are sufficient reasons to visit national parks and nature parks of Montenegro. These are the best known:
- Explore the rugged Durmitor National Park - Hike, bike, kayak, raft or some other outdoor activities in stunning Durmitor National Park, which has been awarded UNESCO World Natural Heritage status for its glacial landscapes, high peaks, dense pine forests and Europe deepest canyon of Tara river - gorges in Europe. The highlight is the highest peak of Durmitor - Bobotov kuk, Crno Jezero (Black Lake), a 3km (2-mile) walk from center of small town Žabljak. Link here DURMITOR NATIONAL PARK
- Go bird watching on Lake Skadar national park - Only twenty minutes away from capital city of Montenegro, Podgorica, there is a waterfowl habitat of international importance - a unique and the largest freshwater lake in South-eastern Europe – the picturesque National Park of Lake Skadar.
The biggest lake in the Balkans, Lake Skadar, on the border between Montenegro and Albania, is on the Ramsar List of Wetlands and is a haven for bird watching, hosting some 270 species, many endangered or rare. The National Park office is in Virpazar – from here you can take a boat trip across the lake, and eat fresh carp at waterside restaurants. Link here: SKADAR LAKE NATIONAL PARK
- Visit Biogradska Gora, the oldest Montenegro national park - Biogradska Gora, the oldest of Montenegro's national parks was founded as long ago as 1878 by King Nikola, who decided with great foresight to preserve its incredible natural heritage for posterity. It can be easily accessed - the entrance to the park is 17 km away from Kolasin on the road towards Mojkovac. It extends over a total of 5,400 hectares, with the exception of the high plateaus which can be found at altitudes ranging between 1,900 and 2,100 meters, of which forests take up no less than 4,258 hectares, or 80% of its surface, a record among European parks. Link here: BIOGRADSKA GORA NATIONAL PARK
- Mount Lovcen National park - one of the biggest Montenegro “sacred thing” and spiritual symbol and national identity of Montenegrins - National Park encompasses the central and the highest part of Lovćen mountain massif and covers an area of aprox. 60 km². It was proclaimed a national park in 1952. Besides Lovćen's natural beauties, national park was established to protect rich historical, cultural and architectural heritage of the area. The biggest part of this national park is Mount. Lovcen. Lovćen mountain range is natural, historical, cultural and spiritual symbol for all Montenegrins. On Lovćen is placed Mausoleum of the greatest son of the nation - Petar Petrovic II Njegoš, a poet, philosopher, prince-bishop and statesman from 19th century, a prominent member of old Montenegrin rulling family Petrović. Njegoš was born in the village of Njeguši below the Lovćen Mountain. Today, Njegoš is buried in a sarcophagus in a Mausoleum on the top of Lovćen Mountain.Link here: LOVCEN NATIONAL PARK
8. Montenegro – starting point for explore Balkan Peninsula via Balkans circle tours and packages1
Few lands can boast as the ancient crossroads of modern European civilization. The Balkan Peninsula can do that definitely. The Balkans is a land of such great diversity and textures that one gets the blown up by the colors, cultures, hospitality, food and landscape. Through history Balkan itself is the bridge between Europe at the west and Asia minor at the east. Montenegro situated and lying at the heart of it.
With her position and good connectivity with other Balkan countries (Albania, Macedonia, Kosovo, Serbia, Bosnia and Hercegovina, Croatia) Montenegro is a very good starting point for Balkan tours.
The last few years, Montenegro Travel Service, DMC and licensed tour operator from Herceg Novi, Montenegro, up as an organizer custom tailored tours through Balkan Peninsula. Our tours are carefully selected to meet your wishes and requirements. Explore Balkans on his compact overland journey through history. Visit the hot spots of Balkan Peninsula, capital cities, the countryside and amazing landscapes and competing culture and history of Balkan and people who were living there with our Balkan tours and packages. Interested? Look and book our Balkan tours here: MONTENEGRO TOURS AND PACKAGES
9. Connect business and pleasure - meet Montenegro like MICE destination!
Referred to as Europe's greatest growing market place, Montenegro has been voted a top M.I.C.E. destination, the past few years. However, besides the booming luxury hotel industry providing facilities with latest conference standards, improved infrastructure especially in Budva and Budva riviera (Bečići, SV. Stefan) and renovated airports directly connected to all major European cities, this country also offers richness on travel programs and fantastic resources for an adventurous and authentic travel experience. Montenegro is complementary destinations and we have enjoyed great success developing team building programs which showcase the attractions of this beautiful country.
Together with your desire and wishes, Montenegro Travel Service offers many solutions for any M.I.C.E. event in Montenegro. Let us know your interests. For more information click here: MICE IN MONTENEGRO
We, at Montenegro Travel service, hope as we helping you to find, see and what to do on your Montenegro vacation. Let our list of thing to see and do of unique experiences inspire you, to visit Montenegro. Welcome!
Sincerely yours, Montenegro Travel Service team.