Montenegro is one of the best-kept secrets of European travel. This little Balkan gem is still underrated and hidden from most European travelers, but the people of the region are well aware of the riches this country has to offer. If you ever find yourself in Montenegro, here are a few things you must experience before you live in this coastal diamond:
Enjoy the beaches
If you love the beach and just want to spend days lying on the sand and enjoying the sun, Montenegro will provide. From Herceg Novi in the North to Ulcilj in the south, Montenegro has countless beaches. When in Herceg Novi, make sure to visit Lustica Bay with crystal clear water and lux villas. In Budva, don’t miss a chance to visit Mogren Beach and enjoy the Adriatic Sea and many amazing beach bars. Ada Bojana is another popular beach, especially for younger people with parties happening all the time and people enjoying the sea day and night.
Explore Lovcen National Park
Montenegro is blessed with a variety of natural beauty from coastal sites to dramatic black mountains. When you get bored with the sea, make sure to head into the Lovcen National Park and experience the other side of nature in Montenegro—beautiful mounts, forests and cliffs. Lovcen Mountain is also known as Black Mountain, which is exactly where Montenegro got its name. When in Kotor or Budva, visiting this national park is a perfect one-day excursion for every traveler. Besides many natural beauties, Lovcen is also home to historical sites like the Njegos Mausoleum.
Hike above Kotor
Kotor and its town walls are a part of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. This gorgeous city and the fortress of St. John at the top of the town walls are simply breathtaking. Take a hike up to the top if you’re physically ready because the walk is not for the weak. However, if you manage to hike to the very top, you’ll be rewarded with the most amazing views of the bay. And don’t be surprised if you fall in love with Kotor and start immediately searching Kotor apartments for sale to move here. And with many amazing properties, who could blame you if you actually made the move and started your life from scratch in peaceful, picturesque and dreamy Montenegro!
Go boating on Lake Skadar
The largest lake in the Balkan Peninsula, Lake Skadar is a marvel of nature. Right at the border with Albania (two-thirds of the lake is in Montenegro and one-third is in Albania) this lake is a very significant destination for all travelers. You can rent a boat to get the best views of the lake and the surrounding nature. This area is not only peaceful and beautiful but also educational with many species of animals, birds, fish and plants living there, so you can learn quite a few things from your boating adventure.
Tara rafting for adrenaline junkies
Tara is one of the best rivers for whitewater rafting. This river has a dramatic canyon full of cascades and speedy straights that will take your breath away. There are different levels of difficulty of rafting on Tara, but all of them are fun and exciting. The rover canyon itself is the deepest in Europe, offering unforgettable natural views. There are organized rafting tours that provide all the necessary gear for battling the rapids, you just need to bring your courage!
What do you say? Are you ready for your Montenegro adventure? If the answer is yes, make sure to put all of these exciting things on your must-do list.