The Romantic poet Lord Byron in 19th century wrote: At the moment of the creation of our planet, the most beautiful merging of land and sea occurred at the Montenegrin seaside. When the pearls of nature were sworn, an abundance of them were strewn all over this area. Why Montenegro was considered so extraordinary?
Montenegro is a very small European country, located in the most beautiful part of the Balkan Peninsula. There are majestic mountains, the beautiful Adriatic coast with the Bay of Kotor, amazing rivers, lakes, and five national parks. The area of the country is only 13 812 km², and the population is approx 622 thousand inhabitants. The capital of the country is Podgorica, the currency that Montenegrins use is the euro, and the language is Montenegrin - Slavic and very melodic. When are you planning a vacation in Montenegro, you do not need to know this language! Montenegrins are very helpful, open-minded and more and more people speak English here.
A plan to spend this holiday in Montenegro is great! Why? Because people here are hospitable, the cuisine is delicious, and the Montenegrin coast is enchanting. The sun, beautiful beaches, clear sea, and true relaxation... This is how you can sum up a vacation in Montenegro. You can choose from places like for example Herceg Novi, Tivat, Kotor, Budva, or Petrovac.
When relaxing on the beach, sunbathing, and drinking tasty drinks is not enough, you can take a trip to some of the nearby places. For those who like sports and emotions, we recommend rafting on the Tara River. The Tara River has an 82 km long and 1,300 m deep canyon which makes it the deepest canyon in Europe, and the second in the world, just behind the Great Canyon of the Colorado River in the United States. The Tara River Canyon is protected as part of the Durmitor National Park and it is in the UNESCO World Heritage program. Of course, the Active Montenegro agency offers a rafting trip. However, if someone is not passionate about sports, you can see the Tara Canyon and two national parks - Durmitor and Biogradska Gora during the trip to Montenegro Canyons. This trip can be an opportunity to visit the mountainous part of the country, full of beautiful nature. In one day you can have a road trip around the whole of Montenegro: Tara and Moraca Canyons, Moraca Monastery, Biogradska Gora National Park, Durmitor National Park and have a lot of photo breaks in different beautiful places.
Montenegro's other national parks are Preokletije, Lovćen, and Skadar Lake. Lovćen is a symbol of the true spirit, the magnificent history, and the rich tradition of Montenegro. There you can also enjoy the most beautiful view to be experienced in Montenegro. On the top of Mount Lovćen is located The Mausoleum of Njegoš - the highest-built mausoleum in Europe. Skadar Lake is also amazing because it is the largest lake in the Balkans! It is famous for the rich flora, fauna, and historical heritage. The boat tour on the lake, as well as the opportunity to see the islands Lesendro and Grmozur with the same name fortresses, the island Vranjina with St. Nicholas Monastery, the island Kom with Monastery of the Assumption of the Virgin, the island Zabljak Crnojevica and many more.
People who want to relax by the sea, do not have to travel to the mountainous part of the country. The Montenegrin coast is full of old historic towns that can be visited, for example, the cities of the Bay of Kotor: Herceg Novi, Perast, Kotor, as well as Budva and The Old Bar. We also recommend Our Lady of the Rocks, the only man-made island in the Adriatic Sea. On the man-made island in 1630 was built a church and it contains 68 paintings by Tripo Kokolja, a well-known baroque painter originally from Perast, and a large collection of remarkable silver plates with reliefs showing the development of seafaring life in Boka.
Montenegro is a small country, but incredibly beautiful: five national parks, wild nature, beautiful mountains, wonderful rivers and lakes, the Adriatic Sea with various beaches, the Bay of Kotor, and many old towns with famous monuments. With Active Montenegro Agency you can see each of these places!