There is no doubt that the small nation of Montenegro is quickly becoming a popular travel destination. Due to its all round season attracting features including rugged mountains, gorgeous beaches, and postcard pre-historic towns, this country has seen a great influx of visitors who are in a thirst to explore the hidden charms of this country.
Below we outline some of the best holiday destination to tour when you land in this nation found in southeastern Europe.
Perast is a key principal attraction on the Bay of Kotor rich in Venice-like architecture which include seven important orthodox structures and a series of nine defensive towers, all set in stone and seemingly untouched by the scourge of modern day tourism. This village also boasts of sixteen baroque palaces and seventeen Catholic churches of many years ago. Ensure you enjoy the vista views of Our Lady of the Rocks and St. George. Also the church of St. Nikola found in the backshore shouldn’t be missed in your day out tour. It offers pleasant views that a climb up to the belfry offering scenic sights of the town and bay.
2) Sveti Stefan
Sveti Stefan is a small islet and 5-star hotel resort on the Adriatic coast of Montenegro, approximately six kilometers southeast of Budva. Formerly an island, today Sveti Stefan is a five-star franchise hotel of the international group of Aman Resorts which is connected to the mainland by a narrow isthmus. The resort in total contains 50 rooms, cottages and suites on the island and eight grand suites at the Villa Miločer. This hotel is incredibly beautiful!
3) Porto Montenegro
Porto Montenegro is a spectacular destination with a world class, full service marina. This yacht marina is completed by luxury waterfront homes for rent and sale, with international dining options, lively bars and wide range of sporty games, leisure and cultural activities. The marina is located in the beautiful UNESCO protected bay of Kotor and it attracts thousands of visitors annually. At the Porto Montenegro you will not only enjoy the warm breeze of the Bay but also have great vista views of the surrounding mountain landscapes. The recent completion of this marina in July 2015, the marina can now accommodate the largest yachts in the world; with berths up to 250mm in size.
4) Herceg Novi
This coastal town is located at the entrance of the Bay of Kotor and at the foot of Mt. Orjen. It’s a city commonly known as the city under th sun due to many numbers of sunny days throughout the year. One attracting thing about this city is the beautiful thick greenery. It’s a place where you would want to make a home due to the beautiful, alluring and amazing flower scent found in here. At Herceg Novi town, you will find numerous kinds of tropical flowers some which you have never seen! If you visit this town in January the town becomes scented with the subtle fragrance of yellow and green mimosa whereby the festival of Praznik Mimosa is dedicated to this. More festivals are held in this town during the summer seasons in the aim of attracting more tourists in this amazing town.
5) Lake Skadar
You may call this lake also Lake Scutari, Lake Shkoder or Lake Shkodër whichever is easier for pronouncing, but surprisingly it’s not just a lake. Lake Skadar is the longest lake in southern Europe and apparently it’s also a national park. The national park is renowned as one of Europe’s top bird habitation having about 270 bird species making it a more attractive place for birders. But due to its beautiful step mountains, island monasteries and clear freshwaters, the Lake Skadar National park attracts thousands of nature lovers and it offers the best atmosphere site for outdoor activities away from the noisy streets and heat from Podgorica, the capital city.