Montenegro is a Balkan country with rugged mountains, medieval villages and a narrow strip of beaches along its Adriatic coastline. As the Balkans become a focal point for adventure travelers, Montenegro is already a popular spot.
Montenegro got its name meaning ‘Black Mountain’ from the Venetians, which describe the dark mountains and forests all over the country. Montenegro is a place full of sun, beauty, and over 290 km of coastline.
One thing to know about Montenegro: there are less than 700,000 thousand residents in Montenegro, but more than 1 million tourists that come every year. Now, is it worth it? Is it expensive? You’ll have to watch the video to truly see what Montenegro is about completely.
Here are a selection of photos from Bar, Budva, and Kotor in Montenegro below:
10 Best Things to Do in Montenegro
1. Visit Bar:
This is still an up and coming town with a laid back feel. You’ll see more locals than tourists so expect to see Montenegro at its most real.
2. Walk to the Old Town of Bar:
Stari Bar is the old town of Bar full of historic remnants from the Ottoman Empire, Venetians, and more.
3. Visit Budva:
Budva is the most popular tourist destination in Montenegro.
4. Historic Budva:
Stari Grad (meaning “Old Town”) is the cozy and walkable old town filled with food, hikes, and the famous “Yoga Girl” statue.
5. Walk the Old Budva City Walls:
Budva has a charming old town as well as lots of city beaches.
6. Visit Kotor:
Kotor is a fortified town on Montenegro’s Adriatic coast that is full of windy streets, hillside hikes, and plenty of history.
7. Eat at Cesarica Restaurant in Kotor:
This hidden gem offers a chance to indulge in the lovely seafood menu. Learn more in our video!
8. Eat and Enjoy the views at Vista Vidikovac:
This is a cafe in Budva with stunning views above in the hills of Budva.
9. Visit Skadar Lake:
The biggest lake in the Balkans is nearby Kotor and Bar.
10. Drink Rakija from Montenegro:
Every part of the Balkans has different type of Rakija, so try it in Montenegro