A tiny country sandwiched between Albania and Croatia with a diverse coastline and amazing scenery, Montenegro is sure to surprise you with a wealth of history, charming coastal towns, stunning hinterlands, magnificent lakes and striking mountains. This small country is packed with many interesting things to do and explore and deserves to be a standalone holiday on its own, as a cruise stop or a day trip from Dubrovnik is just not enough to see it all.
Dating back to Roman times, Montenegro has been on the borderline with the east and west; influenced by many civilisations where its marks are still visible in beautiful Catholic or Orthodox churches, mosques, walled cities, magnificent Roman villas and defence fortresses dotting around the coast and on the hills.
Whilst the locals get on with their everyday life and offer the typically warm Montenegrin hospitality to their visitors, this country is emerging and now an important holiday hub in Europe, as it has already started attracting many tourists around the world, wanting to discover its natural beauties and diverse history.
The coastal towns offer a typically Mediterranean climate (warm and dry summer and mild winters - especially Herceg Novi) with sea temperatures ranging between 22 - 26 C. As most seaside towns are small and compact, it is easy to get around and there are plenty of things to do both in the day and in the evening.
Although there are many similarities between the popular neighbouring Dubrovnik Riviera and Croatia, Montenegro has much more to offer its discerning travellers. For one, it has one of the most beautiful fjords on the Adriatic coast. Kotor Bay is a must-see location to appreciate its natural beauty and charm. The diverse terrain from the coast to high mountains, and everything in between, there is plenty to do and see. Montenegro offers a great holiday atmosphere at a superb value for money, especially if you are looking for something different to try within just a short flight from the UK.
Seasonal flights go into Tivat and the capital Podgorizsa, as well as many flights into Dubrovnik which is only 45 min away, Montenegro has all possible holiday options. From a short few nights break to a 14 nights multi-centre holiday, there are plenty of things to do, coupled with high quality and charming hotel options; it’s an ideal recipe for a satisfying holiday. To help you find the very best in Montenegro, we have handpicked a number of exceptional quality boutique hotels in different locations to give you the true feel of Montenegro all year-round.
Whether it’s relaxing by the sea in a charming boutique hotel in Kotor Bay, enjoying bird life around Lake Skadar (also called Lake Scutari) or discovering the rugged mountains of Durmitor and Prokletije, you are sure to get more than you hoped for. Montenegro, a country that is a mere two-thirds of the size of Wales, is full of surprises and waiting to be discovered!