Experience Nature in Style in Stunning Montenegro
Surrounded by the sandy beaches of the Adriatic coastline and populated by over 150 rugged mountain peaks, Montenegro, the unsung hero of tourist destinations, boasts a topography like no other. Relax like a king on one of the many coastal 5-star resorts and explore the medieval towns, discover the 6,000 kilometres of hiking trails or sip on a cocktail on the longest sandy beach in the whole of the Adriatic. There is so much to do and see, from 5 UNESCO national parks to the highest railway bridge and oldest olive tree in Europe. Read on to find out even more about the Balkan country that is perhaps one of the best places to go to for a holiday bursting at the seams with activities as well as stylish relaxation.
The Southernmost Fjord in Europe
Surrounded by mountains, the Bay of Kotor is a UNESCO World Heritage site and it is easy to see why from the sweeping views that surround the southernmost fjord in Europe. Besides hiking or biking the surrounding trails, you can cast your eyes upon the natural beauty of the fjord or discover the old churches that speak of past empires. The Bay of Kotor’s history and beauty is something that simply cannot be missed; you can take a day or two to explore all of the highlights.
Durmitor National Park
Founded in 1952 and heralded as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1980, this national park is home to Tara Canyon, the deepest canyon after the Grand Canyon in the USA. You will find a wide range of flora, accompanied by leafy forests and crisp, clear lakes. Experiencing Durmitor on foot is perhaps the best way to get a feel of how diverse the terrain is, but make sure you also have a car to navigate from place to place – it is 32,100 hectares!
Montenegrin Coast Transversal Trail
Go for an adventure on the impressive 182-kilometre coastline hike. Starting from Orijen in the Bay of Kotor and stretching to Rumija, the Coast Transversal will reveal the lesser-known beauty of Montenegro, including old forts and rare species of plant.
Speleology – cave exploring
There is so much more to the mountains in Montenegro than the hiking and biking trails; take a look underneath and you will find caves and corridors just waiting for you to explore the secrets they hold.
Relax at a spa
Indulge in a lavish spa treatment at one of Montenegro’s various wellness and spa centres; you will experience the warm Montenegrin hospitality as well as ultimate relaxation.
Visit Velika Plaza; the longest beach on the Adriatic coast, it boasts a warm Mediterranean climate and golden sands that stretch for 13 kilometres.
Skadar Lake National Park
Skadar National Park is full of biodiversity; with the largest bird sanctuary that has 270 species of birds, as well as 40 species of fish in Skadar Lake – the largest lake in Europe – rest assured that you will return from this national park with wonderful memories of such rich topography and wildlife.