Michael Turtle – TIME TRAVEL TURTLE
I like to think of Montenegro as a country of three regions. There’s the stunning coast, which it is particularly famous for. There are the cities in the middle, which are full of history (good and bad) and where you’ll find most of the locals. And there are the dramatic mountains and national parks further inland.
It wasn’t so long ago that Montenegro was unknown to most travellers. The Balkans weren’t considered to be a place that you went on holiday. But then Croatia opened up and became much more popular – and now Montenegro is following in its stead.
For most travellers, there are lots of options for how you can visit Montenegro. You can have a relaxing coastal holiday at the charming towns around Kotor Bay or further south. You can use a car to explore the diverse historical and cultural sights. Or you can get amongst the nature and spend as much time as you want hiking through the mountains and around the lakes.
In the stories below, I have lots of suggestions for things to see and do in Montenegro. Not all of them are the most famous tourist attractions so I would suggest having a look through to see what catches your eye. It’s not a big country and public transport is quite good, so I would recommend doing as little or as much as you would like.
THE BEST THINGS TO DO IN MONTENEGRO >> A COMPLETE LIST <<
There are so many different things to do in Montenegro it can be hard to know where to start. That’s why I’ve put together this comprehensive list of the best places to visit in Montenegro so you can start planning your trip.
THE LARGEST CANYON IN EUROPE >> SEE IT FOR YOURSELF <<
The Tara Canyon is the deepest canyon in Europe and most of it runs through Montenegro. You can go rafting on the river that cascades through Tara canyon or you can get great views when you visit Durmitor National Park.
MONTENEGRO’S OLD CAPITAL >> THE ROYAL CITY LOST IN TIME <<
When Yugoslavia was formed after the Second World War, the capital of Montenegro was moved to Podgorica. the grand buildings and distinguished architecture of the old royal capital has been preserved since then, as you’ll see when you visit Cetinje today.