That’s right, we have now booked our flights and a private apartment overlooking the Adriatic Sea. Montenegro won our hearts as soon as we discovered the sheer beauty, scenic views and varied culture. What attracted us the most is the fact it’s not become a typical tourist trap and hopefully has some hidden gems we can share with you all. Kate pulled a 2:1 out of the bag from her BA hons Degree in Fine Art, so what better way to celebrate. 😀

In September we’ll be saying good bye England (for a short while), and saying hello to Montenegro! – and what a beautiful place it is… one not to miss from what we have been told so far..

So where is Montenegro?

You’ll discover Montenegro in the south of the Adriatic Sea. Unique in many ways, Montenegro is jammed packed with natural beauty, mild beaches, clear water lakes, river rapids; all surrounded by mountains. This pearl of the Mediterranean will not disappoint. There really aren’t many places where you can wake up in the morning along the beautiful Adriatic coast, have lunch on the banks of a beautiful lake (Skadar), and enjoy an evening walk up in the mountains.

Montenegro has centuries of architecture, remains of fallen empires, ancient aqueducts, Turkish spas on one side of the country with urban architecture the other. Montenegro is home to the cleanest river in Europe, the biggest lake on the Balkans, the longest underground river in the world and of many other interesting things.

With just 0.14% surface area of Europe, Montenegro is full of geographic, historical, cultural, and natural sights that will make you come back again and again. With so much history to its name, Montenegro is a great role model for the fight of freedom for its own existence.

You’ll also discover 4 national parks, one of the last rainforests and the deepest canyon in the world after Colorado all here.

Whether you are after an action packed trip exploring the sights, or merely enjoying the mild beaches along the Adriatic coast, Montenegro has it all on offer.

 

Places to visit

Budva


Highlights: Tara Canyon, Tara Bridge (Zip line, Rafting Excursions), Citadel Budva, Altstadt (Old Town) Budva.

 

Kotor

Highlights: Bay of Kotor, Old Town Kotor, The Church of Our Lady of the Rock (boat rip), Blue Grotto (Plava Spilja)

 

Bar

Highlights: Old Fortress, Stari Bar, Sveti Stefan

 

Lovcen National Park

Ostrog Monastery

Lake Skadar National Park

I think it’s safe to say we are both excited to explore Montenegro and I hope the photos have inspired you to think twice about this little country on the map. After all, it’s nicknamed the pearl of the Mediterranean for a reason! We are planning to hire a car to visit all the sights, the good thing is everything is easily accessible by road, including Croatia! YES! I’ve finally found my chance to also explore Dubrovnik, the stunning walled Croatian city. (more to follow on this)

For now, if you have any info on Montenegro please let us know. Have you been before and think we’ve missed out something truly majestic? Let us know in the comments below