Montenegro’s history dates back to the 7th century. Since then, Montenegro has been shaped by many empires and kingdoms which have left a lasting mark on its language, culture and customs.
Podgorica, the capital city of Montenegro, is home to a wide variety of historical sites as well as modern architecture and culture. You can take a walk around the town to explore its many attractions the 19th-century Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ, Old Town and many more. A great way to explore Podgorica is to take a ride on the old tram that passes through all the areas of the city.
Budva is one of Montenegro’s most popular tourist destinations, providing an exciting combination of history, luxury and entertainment including luxurious hotels, beaches and nightclubs. It is a great place to relax and unwind by taking a stroll along the seaside promenade or spending an evening at one of its many restaurants or bars. In addition, you can visit some of Budva’s magnificent old town attractions such as Budva Citadel and Castle of King Nikolla.
Kotor is another charming city located in Montenegro which boasts a range of touristic attractions such as the old town walls which were built in medieval times. The city also has much to offer due to its unique combination of cultural elements from Venice, Austria, Serbia and Macedonia. You can take a boat from Kotor port to visit its nearby islands or practice your photography skills by capturing Old Town’s many churches and alleyways.
On top of all that, there are plenty of other attractions to discover in Montenegro: firstly, visit the Bay of Kotor to admire the hidden coves and bays; secondly, get your adrenaline rush by white water rafting in Tara River Canyon; thirdly take a cable car ride up to Komovi Mountain peak to achieve breathtaking panoramas; fourthly explore Ostrog Monastery - one of the most visited pilgrimage sites situated inside a high rocky cliff; fifthly admire Đurđevića Tara Bridge – also known as ‘God's Bridge’ stretching across Miruše lake.
For those who enjoy outdoor activities, there are plenty of options such as rafting, canoeing or fishing on Tara River or exploring Durmitor National Park with its mountains peaks over 2 500 m high.
Montenegrin cuisine consists predominantly of grilled meat dishes (cevapi) combined with salads and vegetables or potatoes. Thanks to its access to the sea coast seafood are also very popular with dishes such as stewed mussels or fish soup being common choices here. Montenegro is also known for its distinctive wines so make sure you try some while you’re here! There is also rakija – locally distilled brandy made from grapes or plums.
Montenegro can be quite inexpensive if you travel off-season or stay away from touristy traps – you can get reasonable accommodation for as little as €25 per night outside the summer season. During June - August prices might increase significantly depending on location or specific timeframe within this period so make sure you plan your trip accordingly.