Best Things to do in Montenegro

While Montenegro’s northwestern neighbor Croatia has been getting a lot of attention lately, there’s plenty to see and do right here, from magnificent seaside scenery to looming mountains
and plenty of interesting history. Discover its past through walled medieval Old Towns, the mosaic floors of Roman villas, mosques with elegant minarets, grand palaces, majestic
cathedrals, vibrantly painted monasteries, and castles.

Visitors will find many ways to get active while surrounded by the scenery, including off-the-beaten-path hikes in the rugged mountains of Prokletije and Durmitor, along with opportunities
for mountain biking, horseback riding, and kayaking. And, after all those activities and sightseeing, you’ll find plenty of mouthwatering Mediterranean cuisine.

Read our travel guide to find out the best things you should do in Montenegro:

Kotor Old Town & Bay

Kotor sits in a secluded area of Boka Kotorsky Bay, or the Bay of Kotor which is often referred to as the only fjord in the Mediterranean although it isn’t technically true. It does offer extraordinary beauty with UNESCO-listed Old Town Kotor backed by dramatic mountains and encircled by medieval walls.

Budva Riviera

The Budva Riviera is a long trip of coast along the Adriatic that serves as the main tourist drag surrounding the town of Budva, one of the oldest in the region. Its narrow maze of streets touch down to small bays with crystal-clear blue water, while the lively nightlife is renowned.

Lipa Cave

This carst cave near the town of Cetinje has a system of approximately 1.5 miles of halls and passageways that make it one of the biggest in Montenegro. It’s also the only

one open for tours, bringing the chance to view remarkable and unique natural pillars, stalagmites, and stalactites.

Blue Grotto

A magnificent and massive sea cave, the Blue Grotto is the most picturesque of the series of caves lying along the Bay of Kotor. It’s easily entered by boat, bringing visitors

the chance to leap off and swim or snorkel in the iridescent blue waters, the result of the reflection of sunlight off the surface.

Lake Scadar

Lake Scadar is the Balkan Peninsula’s largest lake, with two-thirds in Montenegro and the remainder in Albania. Steep mountains, secluded villages, and wildlife, including

wolves, characterize its shoreline. It also serves as one of Europe’s most important reserves for wetland birds, including the endangered Dalmatian penguin and over 250

other species.

Perast

The little town of Perast is one of the most picturesque in Kotor Bay, with 16 preserved palaces, including the baroque Bujovic palace that sits at its entrance. The highlight here is the short boat trip to the man-made islet known as Our Lady of the Rocks, which houses a museum and beautiful church.

Sveti Stefan

A small island with gorgeous pink sandy beaches and homes dating back to the 15 th century, Sveti Stefan’s beauty has drawn everyone from Sophia Loren to Queen

Elizabeth II. As it’s owned by Aman Sveti Stefan Resort, you’ll need to stay here to visit or simply view it while dining at the Olive Restaurant.

Durmitor National Park

This national park features the Durmitor Mountain Range with four dozen peaks towering over 6,500 feet into the sky. The wild Tara River carves its way through at the northern edge, forming Europe’s deepest canyon. During the warmer months, visitors can hike and raft, and in the winter it becomes a major ski resort destination.

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