Places to visit in Montenegro


Porto Montenegro is a luxury superyacht marina and development located in Boka Bay.  Previously a naval shipyard, Canadian businessman Peter Munk and his partners began developing the site in 2006.  It currently has 185 marina berths which can accommodate yachts up to 150m in length, 130 residences, sports, entertainment and shopping facilities as well as the newly opened (2014) 5-star boutique Regent hotel.

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The medieval fortress town of Kotor is a UNESCO World Heritage Site featuring 800 year old churches and lively, cobble-stoned streets lined with cafes and independent stores.  Kotor Bay is the deepest fjord-like bay in the Mediterranean and is surrounded by breathtaking mountains descending straight down into the sea.

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Lovcen is a mountain and National Park located south of Boka Bay, behind Kotor. Mount Lovcen has two peaks, Stirovnik and Jezerski, reaching 1,749m and 1,657m respectively, and offers unparalleled views across the bay.  Declared a National Park in 1952, there are over 1,000 plant species in Lovcen.

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The UNESCO protected hamlet of Perast has been conserved from modern development and is largely pedestrianised.  Popular with high-end real estate buyers, this small waterside town features Venetian design and includes 16 palaces and 19 churches.  Two picturesque chapels are built on nearby islets, St. George and Our Lady of the Rocks.

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Budva is the most developed and popular beach resort in Montenegro with a thriving nightlife.  The old town, a maze of Venetian cobblestone streets, contrasts with the high-rise developments that stretch back to the mountain side.  Sveti Stefan island (10km from Budva) is a World Heritage Site and now home to the exclusive Aman Resort.

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Skadar is the largest lake in the Balkans, with two thirds situated within Montenegro and the rest in Albania.  This vast lake covers between 370 and 550 km2, depending on the time of year.  Skadar Lake was declared a National Park in 1983 and it’s wetlands are home to over 250 bird species.  The lake and it’s surroundings are scattered with old villages, churches, scenic waterside restaurants and small islands.

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Only 2.5 hours drive from Tivat on the new Risan highway, Ostrog Monastery is a 17th Century church impressively built into a vertical cliff face.  Over 100,000 pilgrims visit this religious site every year.  Bishop Vasilije, 1 of the 4 Montenegrin Saints, founded the monastery and his remains are enshrined within.  The monastery is dedicated to St. Basil.

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Durmitor National Park is located in north western Montenegro, around 3 hours drive from Tivat.  Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1980, it features 48 peaks over 2,000m altitude and 18 glacial lakes.  The Tara River canyon at Durmitor is the second largest canyon in the world after the Grand Canyon, at 80km long and 1,300m deep.

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Lustica is a peninsula located at the entrance of Boka Bay, separating Tivat from the Adriatic Sea.  Lustica has a rich cultural heritage, with a collection of old settlements and fishing villages dotted along the coastline, small local farms and 20 churches.  The sea outside the bay is extremely clear and fantastic for swimming during the summer months.

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Biogradska Gora forest is a National Park in the mountainous central region of Montenegro.  Located between Tara and Lim rivers, it has a large diversity of flora and fauna and includes 6 glacial lakes.  The mountains peak at over 2,000m and some trees in the forest are over 500 years old.

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Located underground at an average 30m depth, the Sipcanik Wine Cellar is located in the middle of Europe’s largest single complex vineyard.  The tunnel-shaped cellar is over 350m long and contains 2 million litres of wine in wooden barrels and bottles.

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Lipa Cave, one of the oldest obtained caves in Montenegro, where you can experience the fascination beauty of karst formation and an unforgettable underground adventure. Its originality is proved not only by its nature beauty but also with its historical value.

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Kolasin is a small mountain town located on the Bjelasica ridge and an emerging ski resort destination.  With relatively easy access from the coatline and less than 1 hour’s drive from the capital Podgorica, Kolasin is an ideal winter weekend getaway.

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