Adriatic Sea Montenegro is a new country, the result of the break-up of the former Yugoslavia. The country’s recognition date is 2006. The country is located in a mountainous region of the Balkans. Thus, the very name of the nation refers to the highest peak in the country. Every year, the interest in getting to know the country grows. We made this article to talk about the main attractions in Montenegro.
Top Attractions in Montenegro
Now we will talk about the main attractions of the country:
- Tara River;
- Durmitor and Zabljak National Park;
- Ostrog Monastery;
- Mt Lovcen;
- Lake Skadar and Crnojevica;
- Adriatic Sea Beaches;
- Baía de Kotor.
1. Tara River
This river runs through much of the country. In addition, it has a canyon over 1300 meters high. Under this part of the river, there is a bridge from which a breathtaking view can be observed. Thus, it is worth booking some boat trips along the river.
2. Durmitor and Zabljak National Park
This national park has several mountains that are worth visiting. In addition, it has a large number of glacial lakes, which are the delight of tourists visiting the region. The black lake, the largest of them, can be accessed via a 3.5km walk.
Also, it is important to consider visiting the city of Zabljak, a small town in the mountainous region of Montenegro.
3. Ostrog Monastery
This monastery impresses mainly for its location. Clinging to an abyss 900 meters above a valley, the white monastery gives the impression that it has been embedded in the mountain itself.
4. Mt Lovcen
This mountain, which gave the country its name, Crna Gora (Black Mountain), has a special place in the heart of every Montenegrin. At its top, the mausoleum of one of the country’s greatest heroes and leaders, Petar II Petrović Njegoš, is protected by two black granite sculptures of two guards. From there, on a sunny day, it is said that you can see more than 80% of the national territory.
5. Lake Skadar and Crnojevi
Crnojevića is the starting point for visiting one of the most scenic landscapes in the entire country. So, if you want to visit Lake Skadar, considered the most beautiful in the country, it is necessary to visit this small town.
In addition, on the banks of the river of the same name, in this village it is possible to rent a small boat to take a trip to the point where the river flows and meets Skadar Lake.
6. Adriatic Sea Beaches
Monte Negro has access to the Adriatic Sea. Thus, the country’s beaches and coastal cities are a great attraction, especially due to the much lower cost of living than in other European countries, such as Italy, Greece or even Croatia, very close to the country.
Because of these facilities, the country has attracted more and more tourists to its coast. In addition, the beaches are very beautiful, with their pearly white sands and emerald green waters.
7. Kotor Bay
This bay is one of the most visited destinations in the country. The region mixes the coast with the mountains of the country. In this way, the region presents unique landscapes, reminiscent of beautiful Italian cities such as Positano and Portofino. In addition, the region is the route of some of the most popular cruises on the Adriatic Sea.
Kotor is the main city of this bay and, naturally, the place where there is the biggest hotel infrastructure and developments such as bars and restaurants.
Therefore, there are several attractions in Montenegro that you should know. This young nation has everything to make you enchanted by this beautiful Balkan region!