5 Marvellous places to visit in Montenegro

Heading to the south of Europe, we explore 5 of the best places to visit in Montenegro ranging from beautiful coastal towns to border-spanning giant lake packed with natural wonder.

1. Budva

Budva

The historic town of Budva rests on the shores of the Adriatic Sea and forms part of a beautiful stretch of coastline often referred to as the Budva Riviera.

Wonderfully picturesque, Budva, similar to the other stunning former Venetian seaport Dubrovnik, is home to some classic, period features.

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Exploring the town, you will come across lovely and narrow cobbled streets and a number of notable landmarks including Saint Ivan Church and Podmaine Monastery.

Related Holiday – Montenegro: Budva, Cetinije & the Bay of Kotor

2. Cetinje

Cetinije

The former royal capital of Montenegro and first recognised capital after Montenegro gained independence in the late 19th century, Cetinje is home to some of the most popular historical sights found in the entire country.

Surrounded by mountains, the former capital is a city still awash with greenery, retaining something of a village feel despite being Montenegro’s second city.

Notable local and indeed country landmarks include the striking Cetinje monastery and the amazing Blue Palace – still used as the royal family’s main residence to this day.

Related Holiday – Montenegro: Budva, Cetinje & the Bay of Kotor

3. Kotor

Kotor

Resting on the banks of a stunning fjord-like bay, Kotor can be found conveniently close to Budva.

Surrounded by huge towering mountains, Kotor is something of a coastal gem.

Visitors will to the town will be able to explore this UNESCO-listed area and even take to the waters on a short boat ride to the artificial Our Lady of the Rocks island, home to a beautiful church.

Related Holiday – Montenegro: Budva, Cetinje & the Bay of Kotor

4. Ostrog Monastery

Ostrog Monastery

Set in rock hundreds of metres above Zeta Valley, Ostrog Monastery stands out immediately from a distance.

Painted white, this ornate building contrasts heavily against the dull orange rock face and at certain times of the day catches the sun, shining brightly high above the valley.

This beautiful building is a testament to the craft of the builders that somehow overcame the difficult terrain to build this country landmark all the way back in the 17th century.

Related Holiday – Montenegro: Budva, Cetinje & the Bay of Kotor

5. Lake Skadar

Lake Skadar

Found on the border between Montenegro and Albania, Lake Skadar is the largest lake found in the south of the European continent.

Protected within Lake Skadar National Park on one side of the border and classed as a nature reserve on the Albanian part, the lake is a natural bird haven and boasts some spellbinding terrain including a horseshoe bend, numerous islands and a small, old fortress.

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