A country that has only recently begun to emerge from the shadow of a turbulent past, Montenegro is blessed with a staggeringly rich abundance of natural and cultural attractions.
One of Europe’s newest countries, with a history that dates back to the Byzantine Empire of the 9th century, Montenegro can boast an incredible diversity of highlights for its size. Byron once wrote; “When Pearls of Nature were sown, it was with a full hand that they were cast on this soil”, and Montenegro is indeed a country with a lot to offer the visitor.
Covering an area of just under 14,000 square kilometres it enjoys some of the most picturesque coastline anywhere in the Adriatic, whilst the mountains of its northern regions include the stunning landscapes of Durmitor National Park and the Tara River Canyon, the deepest in Europe. In recent years the country has regularly featured in the listings of the world’s top tourist destinations, its stunning beaches and well-preserved historic towns providing it with an enviable mix of culture and beauty.
Home to two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, captivating old towns like Budva and Cetinje and a landscape that includes the stunning Kotor Bay and the ancient forests of Biogradska Gora National Park, Montenegro provides a spectacular destination for both active adventures and cultural breaks.
Take waterproofs and plenty of sun cream; up in the mountains anything can happen!