Useful information : When to go, Getting around...
When to go
The hot, dry summers of the Montenegro coastline are appreciated by sun-worshipping tourists in search of lively seaside resorts, but the prices are also at their highest. However a host of festivals are organised for a wide general public. If you want to get away from the overpowering crowds and heat of the plains, head up to the mountains.
May-June and September-October represent an excellent alternative: the mild, sunny weather is ideal to explore the country in relative peace and quiet. You may however find that some of the seaside restaurants are closed at this time of year.
In wintertime skiers will make a beeline for the north. The temperatures are warmer along the coast, but many sites are closed. This doesn’t prevent the locals from having fun, in particular during Herceg Novi, the mimosa festival in February, with concerts, sporting events, parades and majorette displays.
Formalities and useful addresses
Embassy of Montenegro in London – 47 De Vere Gardens - London W8 5AW - [TEL] +44-203-3027227 - www.mvpei.gov.me/en
Embassy of Montenegro in Washington – 1610 New Hampshire Ave NW - Washington, DC 20009 - [TEL] +1-202-2346108 - www.mvpei.gov.me/en
Montenegro Tourism Board – www.montenegro.travel
British Embassy in Podgorica – Ulcinjska 8, Gorica C - 81000 Podgorica - [TEL] +382 (0)20 618 010 - www.gov.uk/government/world/organisations/british-embassy-podgorica
U.S. Embassy in Podgorica – Dzona Dzeksona 2 - 81000 Podgorica - [TEL] +382 (0)20 410 500 - https://podgorica.usembassy.gov/
Health and safety
Current is 220V so American travellers will need an AC adapter. The sockets are of the European type.
International Airports of Podgorica and Tivat – www.montenegroairports.com