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Information about Montenegro

Montenegro is a small country located in southeastern Europe, on the Balkan Peninsula. It is bordered by Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, and Serbia. It has a total area of 13,812 km² and a population of approximately 628,000 inhabitants.

The capital of Montenegro is Podgorica, and the largest city is Nikšić. The official currency of Montenegro is the Euro.

Montenegro is known for its stunning natural beauty, including the Durmitor National Park, the beaches of Budva, and the Bay of Kotor, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Montenegro also has a rich cultural history, with influences from ancient Greece, the Roman Empire, and Ottoman culture.

History of Montenegro

Montenegro's history dates to prehistoric times when the region was inhabited by Illyrian tribes. During the 4th and 3rd centuries BC, the region was conquered by the Romans, and during the Middle Ages, Montenegro was part of several successor states, including the Serbian and Bosnian kingdoms, as well as the Ottoman Empire.

In 1516, Montenegro became an independent state under the leadership of the Petrović-Njegoš dynasty, which ruled the country until 1918. During the 19th century, Montenegro became a modern state and experienced a period of territorial expansion.

After World War I, Montenegro joined the Kingdom of Yugoslavia, and during World War II, the country was occupied by Axis forces. After the war, Montenegro became one of the six republics of the new Yugoslavia.

In 1991, Montenegro voted against independence from Yugoslavia, but after the dissolution of Yugoslavia in 1992, Montenegro declared its independence from Serbia and Montenegro in 2006. Since then, Montenegro has been an independent state and has worked to establish closer relations with the European Union and NATO.

During its history, Montenegro has experienced numerous wars and conflicts but has also had significant cultural and political achievements. Montenegro is known for its strong sense of national and cultural identity, as well as its tradition of fighting for freedom and independence.

Tourist Attractions in Montenegro

Montenegro is a small country, but with a great natural and cultural wealth, so there are many places of interest to visit.

The Bay of Kotor is considered one of the most beautiful in the world and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It has a stunning combination of rugged mountains, crystal-clear waters, and beautiful medieval towns.

Durmitor National Park is in the north of Montenegro, this park is famous for its stunning mountain scenery, which includes Montenegro's highest peak, the Bobotov Kuk, glacial lakes, rivers, and gorges.

The Sveti Stefan is a small island off the coast of Montenegro that is famous for its natural beauty and its luxury hotel, which has been visited by celebrities and heads of state.

Cetinje is a historic town and boasts numerous historic buildings, including the Palace of King Nikola and the Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ. While Budva is a coastal town famous for its sandy beaches and beautiful walled old town, which has numerous historical and architectural monuments.

Biogradska Gora National Park is famous for its beech forest and glacial lake, which is one of the largest in Europe.

Ostrog is an Orthodox monastery and is one of the most important religious sites in Montenegro and is famous for its location in a cave on the side of a mountain.

Culture of Montenegro

What to Celebrate in Montenegro

Montenegro has a rich cultural tradition and a variety of festivals and celebrations that reflect its history and heritage. Some of the most prominent festivals are:

The Kotor International Music Festival is a classical music festival and is held annually in July and August in the city of Kotor, it features musicians and orchestras from all over the world.

The Herceg Novi Film Festival is held annually in August, in the town of Herceg Novi, and features film screenings from around the world.

The Mediterranean Song Festival is held annually in September, in the city of Budva, and features artists from all over the Mediterranean region.

The Fig Tree Festival is held annually in September and the town of Bijelo Polje is its venue, celebrating the fig tree season with live music, dance, and local food tasting.

The Mountain Culture Festival is held annually in July, in the town of Pljevlja, and celebrates Montenegro's mountain culture with music, dance, and art exhibitions.

What to Eat in Montenegro

The gastronomy of Montenegro is characterized by a mixture of Mediterranean, Balkan, and Turkish influences, with a great variety of fresh and high-quality local ingredients. We recommend some of its best dishes:

Cevapi are small beef and pork sausages, seasoned with garlic and other spices, served on a flatbread called lepinja. While pita is a kind of filo dough pastry filled with meat, cheese, spinach, potatoes, or pumpkin.

As side dishes in general there is Kajmak which is a creamy cheese often served as an accompaniment to other dishes and pršut which is Montenegrin cured ham, which is prepared from pork and cured for several months.

The riblja čorba is a very popular fish soup in Montenegro, which is prepared with a variety of fresh fish, vegetables, and spices and the pljeskavica consists of a large hamburger made with beef and pork, which is served on a flatbread with salad and other ingredients.

For dessert, you have the baklava which is of Turkish origin and is made with layers of filo dough filled with walnuts and honey.

As for drinks we recommend you try the Rakija which is a strong alcoholic drink made from fermented fruits such as grapes, plums, or pears, also wines such as Vranac or beers which are very popular in the country.

How to Get to Montenegro

There are several ways to get to Montenegro, depending on your point of departure:

You can arrive by plane as you have Podgorica International Airport and Tivat Airport which are the main airports in Montenegro. There are direct flights from several European cities, including London, Paris, Frankfurt, Moscow, and Istanbul, among others.

There are regular rail services from Belgrade (Serbia) and Bar (Montenegro) to Podgorica, the capital of Montenegro. There are also international trains from several other European countries.

You will find regular bus services from several cities in neighboring countries, including Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Albania. There are also bus services from other European cities, such as Vienna and Budapest.

Montenegro has several international roads connecting with neighboring countries so you can also get there by car. The main roads are the E65 from Serbia, the E80 from Croatia, and the E762 from Bosnia and Herzegovina.

What to See and Do in Montenegro

Montenegro is a growing country and an increasingly popular tourist destination as it offers a unique combination of culture, history, and nature.

It is thanks to its proximity to Croatia that many travelers choose to combine their Montenegro travel packages with this site.

Do you want to delight yourself with exceptional gastronomy, are you ready to be amazed by the most beautiful natural sites, do you want to spend your evenings discovering architectural monuments with a lot of culture and history in their walls?

Then don't hesitate any longer and embark on your new adventure to Montenegro! There are packages for all tastes.

Do I need a visa to visit Montenegro?

Citizens of most countries can enter Montenegro without a visa for up to 90 days. It is important to check if you need a visa before traveling.

When is the best time to travel to Montenegro?

The best time to visit is during the summer months (June to August), which are the most popular due to the warm weather and beaches.

What are the requirements to visit Montenegro?

You must have a valid passport and travel medical insurance.

Is it safe to travel to Montenegro?

Yes, Montenegro is a safe country to travel to.

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