Montenegro: Is it worth visiting?

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

Belgrade, Serbia: 10 Things To Do

Watch Big & Small Travel enjoy Europe’s most exciting and hip capital in our video here.

Belgrade, Serbia, is a mix of grit, decay, hipness, and luxury, and its dynamic energy is like no other European capital we’ve explored. Once the heart of the former Yugoslavia, the Balkans’ grandest city has a fascinating history—plenty of it dark—which can be found in everything from its scenic fortress, which offers a fabulous view of the Sava and Danube Rivers, to the shocking ruins of the NATO bombings of 1999. But Belgrade is just as much a bustling metropolis for the young at heart, with its great restaurants, sleek cafes, renowned nightclubs, newly renovated waterfront, and one of the coolest museums devoted to Serbian inventor Nikola Tesla. There’s plenty to see, do, eat, and drink in this Eastern European hotspot.

Many may not know about Belgrade or let alone that Serbia is indeed a wonderful spot to visit in Europe now, but it is even more unique because it is one of the few non-EU countries you can visit easily from any any country in the world. More information about the benefits of visiting Serbia here. Watch our video to see Big & Small’s recommendations for the top 10 things to do in Belgrade, Serbia.

Our favorite spots around Belgrade: