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

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