Everything about vacation in Montenegro

Everything about vacation in Montenegro

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Montenegro: What tourists need to know before visiting

Every year Montenegro is becoming more and more popular for tourists from many countries. And there is no wonder, because here even the most demanding traveler can find something to his liking: beach holidays in Montenegro, trekking in the mountains, extreme entertainment, visiting historic forts and other objects of cultural and historical heritage. In addition, prices in Montenegro are quite low, despite the fact that the country has incredibly beautiful scenery and crystal clear water that even the best world resorts can envy. Unlike other tourist destinations, this country will be a wonderful place both for summer and for winter holidays, and the sights of Montenegro will leave unforgettable memories and will give you a real delight along with beautiful pictures to remember.

Where Montenegro is located

This picturesque country is located on the Balkan Peninsula, neighboring Serbia, Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania, as well as Croatia, which recently joined the EU.
The area of Montenegro is 13,812 km², which in some cases is even smaller than the area of regions in some countries.

Many people are also interested in what is the sea in Montenegro, to know the temperature of the water beforehand. So, Montenegro is on the coast of the Adriatic Sea, which even in the summer can be a little bit cool, but due to the fact that some of the coast is surrounded by the Balkan Mountains, in particular the Bay of Kotor, it is comfortable to swim here until the end of September.

Montenegro has a rather memorable name, but in addition to this you may hear another variant of pronunciation. Local citizens, as well as residents of neighboring countries call it Crna Gora, which translates as “Black Mountain”.

Is it worth going to Montenegro

The country of the black mountains is quite specific, there are many contradictions, as well as some inconveniences that some people are not ready to put up with. And nevertheless, it is difficult to meet a tourist who would not like to be here, after all, this country knows how to “bribe”, if not with its service, then with beautiful views and historical parts in many cities. The most popular are the following cities in Montenegro:

  • Budva;
  • Kotor;
  • Herceg Novi;
  • Tivat;
  • Ulcinj;
  • Perast;
  • Bar;
  • Sveti Stefan (Saint Stefan).

You can read more about these cities in the City Guide section.

If you are still in doubt whether to go on a tour to Montenegro, read the following reasons why you should go here:

1. Visa-free travel. You do not need a special visa to enter the country. The only limitation may be related to the number of days of stay on the territory of the Republic of Montenegro (as a rule, it is from 30 to 90 days), but all this you can learn in advance on the Internet or at the Embassy.

2. Low prices. Since Montenegro is not yet a member of the European Union, the prices here, in comparison with other sea resorts, are very affordable. And this applies to all areas: rental housing, prices in cafes and restaurants in Montenegro, car rental, excursions, etc.

3. Delicious cuisine. Balkan dishes are very tasty and filling, most consist of meat and fish. However, please note that vegetarians and vegans are not likely to be spoiled with a variety of dishes.

4. Ease of communication. Montenegrins are very hospitable and mostly speak English fluently. In addition, German and French speaking staff can also be found in more luxurious locations. So here you are unlikely to get into situations with a language barrier.

5. High level of security. Most of the tourist countries, such as Spain, are known for the fact that pickpockets are quite common there, but not in the case of Montenegro. Here people can easily leave their car open and go about their business. The incidence of theft is minimal.

6. Climate. Despite the fact that the country is small, you can easily see the snow-capped mountains in the north of Montenegro in June and also easily at this time go to the south and swim in the sea.

7. Clean air. Montenegro is far from industrialization, so there are very few factories, and production is mainly carried out by small family farms. This is one of the reasons for the incredibly clean air that makes residents of large cities dizzy.

8. Best rest for both young people and families with children. All resorts in Montenegro have family beaches with a gentle entry into the water, as well as youth options with a pier and great depth.

9. Beautiful views. Rising mountains, forests and calm seas along with flowering trees create incredible landscapes that are breathtaking. Montenegro is very photogenic, so you can also add beautiful photos to your Instagram or Facebook.

10. Treatment Facilities. Montenegro, in addition to its clean air, also offers tourists various therapeutic procedures with mud and mineral waters. The Institute of Dr. Simo Milosevic in Igalo (Herceg Novi) is especially popular.

When is the best time to relax in Montenegro

Any time of the year is wonderful for Montenegro. In winter and spring you can go to ski resorts, and in summer and autumn you can visit all the resort towns on the seashore. It should be noted that in the southern part of Montenegro in winter the temperature does not drop below + 8 ℃, but in the North there can bel -30 ℃ and mountains of snow, although the difference is only 3-4 hours drive.

But if we talk about the dates more precisely, the tourist season in Montenegro starts from the end of May to the end of September. But from November to April you can go skiing / snowboarding in Kolasin or Zabljak.

Tip: The best time for a beach holiday is June and September. During this period, there are not so many tourists yet, the beaches are free, and the temperature outside and the temperature of the water allow you to spend your vacation with the greatest comfort.
If you want to go trekking, then it is better to focus on October-November or March, as there can be many snakes in the mountains in May and April. And in the winter season, you can find a large layer of snow on the peaks.

In general, tourism in Montenegro is still in the summer season, so if you want to enjoy the “virgin” Montenegro, then choose the first month of summer and the first month of autumn for a beach holiday. Leave the sightseeing on the coast for the winter, then you can walk around Perast without crowds on the street and climb the Kotor Fortress for free.