The Essential
Imagine limestone cliffs tumbling down into a turquoise sea, white stone villages shimmering in the Mediterranean sun, palaces of Venetian inspiration, impregnable, snow-capped peaks and ancient monasteries perched above canyons just as deep as those of Colorado. Montenegro welcomes tourists, still few and far between, with open arms so make the most of this unique opportunity!
In the north, go hiking in the strikingly beautiful National Park of Durmitor and canoeing on the deep waters of Tara canyon. As you head southwards, past the capital Podgorica, you will be able to witness the Montenegrins' Orthodox faith in the amazing monastery of Ostrog or their party-loving character in the seaside resorts along the Adriatic coast. Spared the onslaught of concrete urbanisation, the coast, dotted with fortified towns and fishing villages, extends frequent invitations to stop and take a break and a cup of coffee on a shaded terrace of the charming village of Petrovac has a flavour that far extends beyond the cup.
Finish your journey in style at the stunning fjord in the Bay of Kotor. You won't be disappointed!

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Monténégro

Ostrog Monastery Ostrog Monastery
Ostrog Monastery
Bar Old Town Bar Old Town
Bar Old Town
Mouth of the Kotor Mouth of the Kotor
Mouth of the Kotor
Lake Skadar Lake Skadar
Lake Skadar
Tara River Canyon Tara River Canyon
Tara River Canyon
Durmitor National Park Durmitor National Park
Durmitor National Park

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