Best Places to Go in Montenegro
Along the coast of the Adriatic Sea lies a picturesque country that has long been a prime tourist destination. The Mediterranean climate makes the coast of Montenegro a great place to visit year round. Inland and in the mountainous regions the climate is continental, but the sights are well worth a trip under the right weather conditions. Montenegro is a great place to go to stay in a top quality resort, lay back on the beach, or engage in some wild adventure travel.
1. Durmitor National Park
This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a great place to engage in outdoor activities such as hiking, kayaking, or paragliding. It is home to the deepest canyon in Europe, Tara Canyon, where you can bungee jump off a five arch concrete road bridge. The Black Lake is a beautiful spot for sightseeing and water sports.
2. Bay of Kotor
One of the most beautiful bodies of water you will find is also home to two UNESCO World Heritage Sites along its shores: Kotor, a preserved medieval fortified town with Venetian architecture, and Perast, which has old churches stone villas on tiny islets overlooking the Boka Bay.
3. Biogradska Gora National Park
One of the few remaining untouched forests in Europe, this park is perfect for nature lovers and absolutely stunning with two rivers running through it.
4. Ostrog Monastery
Built into a vertical cliff in the road, the remains of an old cave church dedicated St. Basil of Ostrog is a sight to be seen.
5. Skadar Lake
The largest lake in the Balkans is also home to 270 species of bird. A great place for nature enthusiasts and those just looking to enjoy a nice day on the water.
One of the oldest towns in the region, Ulcinj is less developed than some of the other hot spots, but it boasts some fine attractions including the Balsica Tower and the Renaissance Church Mosque.
7. Herceg Novi and Jaz Beach
At the entrance of the Bay of Kotor, this town, established in 1382, has great baroque architecture and fine beaches, while the pebbly shores of the Jaz Beach are one of the more popular places in Montenegro.