Montenegro is the world’s newest country. It was long a part of Yugoslavia, and is just beginning to get its own identity. As it becomes more well known, it’s certain that Montenegro will go from simply being the newest country in the world to being one of the world’s most beautiful new adventures.
Montenegro has both beautiful coastline and rugged mountains to explore. The beaches offer pristine coastline and a quiet place to unwind, while the mountains offer great skiing in the winter and a challenging hike in the summer. Most of the skiing and hiking take place in Durmitor National Park. For rafting enthusiasts, Tara canyon offers quite a thrill.
During the warm months, there are several companies that can take you through the canyon on a great river rafting adventure.
Be certain to visit Montenegro’s walled cities of Stari Bar, in Kotor, Budva, and Herceg Novi. Stari Bar is Kotor’s old town and offers plenty of old churches and mansions you can explore along its ancient cobblestone streets. Budva is a place to spend a few days, particularly if you travel in the summer. Budva offers some of the best beaches and during the summer there are several festivals to enjoy, from a music festival in June to occasions celebrating theatre, and visual arts as well in July and August.
Find cheap flights to Montenegro here. If you want to fly directly into Montenegro, you’ll likely have to do so on a charter flight, as the country is not well served by commercial airlines as yet. The nearest international airports are both in Croatia; one in Dubrovnik and one in Split. You can travel easily by bus from Dubrovnik, Split or Sarajevo into Montenegro. Montenegro does have two airports for travel within the country. Via train, you can get into the country from Belgrade, Serbia.
Find the best prices for hotels in Montenegro, and other cheap hotels here. Larger cities like the capital of Podgorica offer hotels of all sizes, bed and breakfasts and guesthouses. In other cities throughout Montenegro, you’ll find mostly small hotels, guesthouses and youth hostels. Durmitor National Park and the surrounding mountains also offer ski resorts.