6 must-see places in Montenegro

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Planning a vacation to Europe? While countries like France, Spain and Italy are all well-established vacation spots, some other places in Europe don’t get the credit they deserve. Why not do something a little different this year and take a trip to Montenegro? Located in the south of the continent, the country is full of breathtaking spots that you don’t want to miss out on. Spots like these, for instance.

Kotor

It’s designation as a UNESCO town is already a good sign. It’s a tourist hotspot, and rightfully so. The 2000-year-old town is steeped in so much history you’ll feel as though you’ve stepped back in time. Fans of classic architecture will love exploring the town up close, although you can appreciate it from afar too. It’s a long climb up to the fortress on the mountain, but the effort is worth it for the view. Your camera will be grateful for all the attention it gets.

Perast

While Kotor is vibrant and full of life, Perast is its sleepy companion. The town, which also has UNESCO status, is only home to a small population, which means there’s often a friendly atmosphere wherever you go. If you’re looking for some relaxation on your Montenegro vacation, this is the place to go. Cars can’t enter the town, so things are always on the quieter side. That doesn’t mean there’s nothing to do here, though. You can swim in Boka Bay and get a boat over to one of the islands, just to name a few things.

Sveti Stefan

If you’re all about exclusivity, Sveti Stefan will suit your needs. The small island resort offers one of the more luxurious experiences available in Montenegro, although it comes with a price. If you can’t afford to stay in the resort, it’s still worth seeing though. The island is connected to the mainland by a small bridge atop the country’s gorgeous blue waters. While the beach around the resort might cost you, it’s free little further away, so you can still laze in the sun and enjoy the views.

The Ostrog Monastery

Do you ever see something and wonder how on earth it was made? The Ostrog Monastery in Montenegro is one of those buildings that will have you scratching your head. This gorgeous structure was built into the side of Ostroška Greda in an unbelievable feat of craftsmanship. It almost looks as though the mountain has slowly been sucking the building in over the years. This is one of those things that needs to be seen to be believed and is well worth checking out on your Montenegro vacation.

Lake Skadar

Nature lovers will get a kick out of visiting Lake Skadar. It’s the largest lake on the Balkan Peninsula and is home to some of the most diverse wildlife you’ll ever find. Birds flock to the lake, and the surrounding villages and towns are full of gorgeous Montenegrin architecture. You’ll easily be able to spend a day here enjoying the sights and basking in the beautiful surroundings without a care in the world. That’s what vacations are all about, right?

Budva

Any trip to Montenegro needs a stop off in Budva. It has such great proximity to everywhere else that it would be worth your while finding accommodation in the town. That way, you’ll never have to travel too far. Plus, the gorgeous beaches and cobblestone streets are worth exploring every inch of, and you can’t expect to do all that in one day. There’s a reason this is one of the country’s busiest locations, because everyone knows it’s the place to visit. Don’t miss out on your chance to discover its charm.

 

We all have different expectations when we go on vacation. Some of us want to relax, while others are in the market for something with sightseeing on the agenda. Luckily for you, Montenegro offers that and so much more. It’s the perfect place for your next trip abroad.

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