Nature has been prolific and creative. Montenegro, the pearl of the Mediterranean, is unique in many ways, captivating in the south of the Adriatic. Nowhere else can you find, so much natural wealth, beauty, mild beaches, clear lakes, fast rivers, and gorgeous mountains in such a compact area as this paradise.
Montenegro, Mediterranean Travel Destination
Travelers and guests always, always receive special attention. By tradition, they, even today, gladly accept an offering of priganice (Montenegrin doughnuts) with honey and rakija (local brandy), as a sign of a warm welcome.
Carpeted with flowers for much of the year, the country’s muscular peaks are dappled with the dark greens of pine, beech, and birch. Turquoise streams rush down to a tantalizingly azure blue sea. Fringing it, beaches of yellow and volcanic grey, and huddles of picturesque, orange-roofed houses. These cheerfully dot the coastline from border to border.
The interior is a wonderland of magnificent soaring pine-scented mountains. Add to that, a blissful 293-km (183-mile) stretch of the coast, This gives onto the calm blue waters of the Adriatic Sea. Thus, you have a paradise of unspoiled nature.
The coast claims to have 52-km (36 miles) of beaches, a pleasing combination of long sandy stretches to the south near Ulcinj, curving pebble bays along the so-called Budva Riviera, and quirky rocky little coves hidden away around the perimeter of the meandering Bay of Kotor to the north of the country.
A World Heritage Site
The Old Town of Kotor is a well-preserved urbanization typical of the middle Ages, built between the 12th and 14th century. Medieval architecture and numerous monuments of cultural heritage have made Kotor a UNESCO listed “World Natural and Historical Heritage Site.”
One of the most precious gifts of nature to Montenegro is the peninsula of Sveti Stefan (Saint Stephen). Today, it is a luxury and attractive city-hotel with villas and apartments that display magnificent views to the sea horizon.
Top Tourist Destination
Sveti Stefan is in the Top 10 World Luxury Destinations. The Skadar Lake is the largest lake in the Balkans. Its specific beauty is revealed in the rich flora and fauna.
When you first find yourself in front of the monastery of Ostrog, your primary thought will be that it is not man-created. This glorious monastery located above the Bjelopavlic valley sits beautifully in rocks as though keeping century old secrets of this shrine. Metropolitan Vasilije (Saint Basil) founded the monastery of Ostrog in the 17th century.