Montenegro

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Montenegro is a small Balkan country with rugged mountains, medieval villages and a narrow strip of beaches along its Adriatic coastline. The Bay of Kotor, resembling a fjord, is dotted with coastal churches and fortified towns such as Kotor and Herceg Novi. Durmitor National Park encompasses limestone peaks, glacial lakes, wildlife such as bears and wolves, and 1,300m-deep Tara River Canyon.




"Montenegro ( (listen); Montenegrin: Crna Gora / Црна Гора, [tsr̩̂ːnaː ɡǒra]) is a country of South and Southeast Europe on the coast of the Balkans. It borders Bosnia-Herzegovina to the northwest, Serbia to the northeast, Kosovo to the east, Albania to the southeast, the Adriatic Sea to the southwest, and Croatia to the west. Montenegro has an area of 13,812 square kilometres and a population of 620,079 (2011 census). Its capital, Podgorica, is one of the twenty-three municipalities in the country. Cetinje is designated as the Old Royal Capital.

During the Early Medieval period, three principalities were located on the territory of modern-day Montenegro: Duklja, roughly corresponding to the southern half; Travunia, the west; and Rascia proper, the north. In 1042, archon Stefan Vojislav led a revolt that resulted in the independence of Duklja from the Byzantine Empire and the establishment of the Vojislavljević dynasty. After being ruled by the Nemanjić dynasty for two centuries, the independent Principality of Zeta emerged in the 14th and 15th centuries, ruled by the House of Balšić between 1356 and 1421, and by the House of Crnojević between 1431 and 1498, when the name Montenegro started being used for the country. After falling under Ottoman rule, Montenegro regained de facto independence in 1697 under the rule of the House of Petrović-Njegoš, first under the theocratic rule of prince-bishops, before being transformed into a secular principality in 1852. Montenegro's de jure independence was recognised by the Great Powers at the Congress of Berlin in 1878, following the Montenegrin–Ottoman War. In 1905, the country became a kingdom. After World War I, it became part of Yugoslavia. Following the breakup of Yugoslavia, the republics of Serbia and Montenegro together established a federation known as the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, which was renamed to the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro in 2003. On the basis of an independence referendum held in May 2006, Montenegro declared independence and the federation peacefully dissolved on 3 June of that year, ending a nearly 88-year union between the two states.Since 1990, the state of Montenegro has been governed by the Democratic Party of Socialists and its minor coalition partners. Classified by the World Bank as an upper middle-income country, Montenegro is a member of the UN, NATO, the World Trade Organization, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, the Council of Europe, and the Central European Free Trade Agreement. Montenegro is a founding member of the Union for the Mediterranean. It is also in the process of joining the European Union." Wikipedia






Latest Reviews

Kotor
4.6

Like a lake between the big mountains with the occasional cruise ship. A surreal environment with small pop up towns on the shore. We loved the few days we spent here in a James Bond scene.

Budva
3.9

Pretty town with lots of friendly cats. A little expensive but otherwise a great place to visit.

Sveti Stefan
4.1

Stunning but super expensive especially at high season.





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HerzegNovi Harbour
1 . HerzegNovi Harbour
2.5

Zelenika Quay
2 . Zelenika Quay
2.5

Denovici Marina
3 . Denovici Marina
2.5

Bijela Harbour
4 . Bijela Harbour
2.5

Morinj Bay
5 . Morinj Bay
2.5

Risan Quay
6 . Risan Quay
2.5

Perast Quay
7 . Perast Quay
2.5

Kotor Harbour
8 . Kotor Harbour
2.5

Ljuta Quay
9 . Ljuta Quay
2.5

Muo Quay
10 . Muo Quay
2.5

Glavati Prcanj Harbour
11 . Glavati Prcanj Harbour
2.5

Porto Montenegro Marina
12 . Porto Montenegro Marina
2.5

Kalimanj Harbour
13 . Kalimanj Harbour
2.5

Bonici Quay
14 . Bonici Quay
2.5

Bigova Quay
15 . Bigova Quay
2.5

Budva Harbour
16 . Budva Harbour
2.5

Petrovac Quay
17 . Petrovac Quay
2.5

Cani Bay
18 . Cani Bay
2.5

Bar Marina
19 . Bar Marina
2.5

Utjeha Busat Bay
20 . Utjeha Busat Bay
2.5

Ulcinj Quay
21 . Ulcinj Quay
2.5

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Top Towns

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Kotor
1 . Kotor
3.6

An historic town in a stunning setting popular with cruise liners due to the magnificent landscape. The triangular old town has the mouth of the river Scurda on one side and the bay quay on the oth...

Sveti Stefan
2 . Sveti Stefan
3.3

A village on the western coast of Montenegro with a tiny islet on which a hotel dominates the space and is connected to the mainland by a short passage to the sandy beaches and the popular town.

Budva
3 . Budva
3.2

A large historic and popular town on the western coast of Montenegro. Home to a walled old town, a port/marina, running east around the bebble bay to Zavala.

Herceg-Novi
4 . Herceg-Novi
2.5

A beautiful town on the western Montenegro coastline in the bay of Kotor close to the Croatian border. A popular tourist destination due to the historical sites and the proximity to the Orjen mount...

Njivice
5 . Njivice
2.5

A small pretty town very close to the Croatian border overlooking Herceg Novi.

Zelenika
6 . Zelenika
2.5

An industrial area built on the mouth of the river Opacica.

Rose
7 . Rose
2.5

A small quiet pretty village on the tip of the wooded Lustica peninsula.

Denovici
8 . Denovici
2.5

A small town south of Kamp Sumadija at the neck of the Kotor bay and home to a large new marina.

Bijela
9 . Bijela
2.5

A popular town on the northern shore of the Kotor bay and home to a large shipyard.

Kamenari
10 . Kamenari
2.5

A small pretty mountainside town at the Kotor channel with a small ferry crossing from west to Lepetani on the east.

Donji Morinj
11 . Donji Morinj
2.5

A popular village on the western coast of the inner Kotor bay with a small bear and bar.

Risan
12 . Risan
2.5

A small popular town on the northern side of the Kotor bay set in the mountainous green hillside.

Perast
13 . Perast
2.5

A small historic town on the northern coast of the inner Kotor bay.

Ljuta
14 . Ljuta
2.5

A small popular town on the western coast of the Kotor bay home to a small port to the north.

Marovici
15 . Marovici
2.5

A small popular town on the eastern coast of inner Kotor bay.

Tivat
16 . Tivat
2.5

A town (neighbouring Seljanovo) on the eastern coast of the Kotor bay dwarfed by the Montenegro mountains. Home to a large marina and a small busy harbour a little further south.

Zanjica
17 . Zanjica
2.5

A village set in the valley on the Montenegro peninsula with a beach home to a couple of restaurants.

Nova Pec
18 . Nova Pec
2.5

A series of dwelling following the coastline within the Kotor bay near the neck of the Lustica peninsula. Further inland is home to a large apartment complex and a marina on the southern side.

Bigovo
19 . Bigovo
2.5

A popular village in a wide square cove home to a small quayside and a few restaurants.

Becici
20 . Becici
2.5

A town around a wide pebble cove dwarfed by the mountain backdrop.

Petrovac na Moru
21 . Petrovac na Moru
2.5

A popular sea-side town with a wide sandy busy beach backed off with a promenade lined with shops and restaurants. Home to a tiny local port to the western side near the Kastio castle.

Sutomore
22 . Sutomore
2.5

A town mostly set back a short way from the western coast of Montenegro with a small connection to the long busy sandy beach.

Bar
23 . Bar
2.5

Bar is a large commercial town and port in the wide valley between the western Montenegro mountains. It is home to a large marina near the entrance to the port and is a popular destination for tour...

Dobra Voda
24 . Dobra Voda
2.5

A town on the western coast on Montenegro also known as Dubrava.

Ulcinj
25 . Ulcinj
2.5

A popular historic town on the western coast of Montenegro close to the Albania border. The town stretches to the mostly rocky coast but wraps around a small beach and a small ferry terminal to Vel...

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