10 the most beautiful places of Montenegro, which are worth to see
Steep rocky mountains, charming medieval villages, pink sandy beaches…Montenegro has it all. A small but cozy little piece of Europe, the tiny Balkan country on the Adriatic Sea coast combines a long history and a modern dynamic culture. Local luxurious beaches, long winding streets and magnificent buildings captivate and mesmerize tourists.
The landscape varies from smooth coastline to rugged mountains and lush forests. These places have a lot of mysteries and riddles, which definitely should not be left without attention.
10 most beautiful places of Montenegro by most-beauty.ru
One of the oldest settlements on the Adriatic coast is Budva, which is more than 2 500 years old!
The mixture of historical sights and coastal charm captures the hearts of residents and visitors who want to explore this place. Budva Riviera is a perfect combination of climatic conditions and developed infrastructure for a comfortable holiday on the coast. Sunbaths, warm waters and golden sand – all this you will find on the most famous beach of Montenegro – Mogren, which can be reached from the Old Town.
The vast majority of local residents are Orthodox Christians, so the city has many churches and temples, which anyone can visit. Numerous church buildings are scattered along the coast and fit in perfectly with the surrounding nature. The square in front of the Santa Maria del Punta church, for example, offers a breathtaking view of the coast.
The economy is dominated by tourism. It’s almost as if the place was meant for visitors. Swanky hotels in the best European traditions.
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The Old City of Kotor
One of the administrative parts of Montenegro, the old city of Kotor is protected by UNESCO and is the center of Kotor community.
The city is known for its majestic temples and churches. Among them is Kotor Cathedral, one of only two Roman Catholic cathedrals in the whole of Montenegro.
The climate is mild, and July is considered the best time to visit, when temperatures are consistently around 25-28 degrees Celsius. Kotor also attracts visitors with its colorful carnivals. Annual holiday “Kotor International Summer Carnival” or “Bokelska Night” is visited by about 30 thousand tourists!
By the way, our website most-beauty.ru has a fascinating article about the most beautiful carnivals in the world.
Carved almost entirely into the cliff, the magnificent white Ostrog Monastery, the most important place for Orthodox Christians in Montenegro, attracts countless visitors every year. The temple contains the relics of St. Basil of Ostrog, who was its founder.
The structure is seen as something of a miracle because no one fully understands how it was built between two large caves. For centuries, this place has been a symbol of faith for pilgrims and tourists. You can get to the monastery by bus or by car.
Don’t miss the opportunity to visit this unique monastery while exploring the wonders of Montenegro.
The city at the foot of Mount Orjen Herceg Novi is called the “City of a Thousand Steps” due to its uneven terrain. There are mostly narrow, winding streets for hiking and biking.
However, the city is famous not only for this. There is a huge number of historical sights and architectural masterpieces. We advise you to visit the most famous tourist sites – Savin Monastery, Sea Fortress, the Bloody tower.
Not far from the center of Herceg Novi there is a small fishing village of Rose, where tourists are taken on a yacht or a boat. The inhabitants will teach you all the subtleties of the art of fishing. And fresh seafood dishes are served in every local restaurant.
The small but cozy town of Perast is not known for its natural beauty and ancient ruins. The most famous places to visit here are St. George Island and Gospa od Skrpela Island, better known as Madonna on the Reef. According to one local legend, in 1452, two fishermen found an image of the Virgin Mary near this place, and thus the island got its name.
The large number of palaces in the city is due to its centuries-old history. It so happens that all the natives of Perast belong to 12 famous families.
Each noble family had its own coat of arms, flag and estate. Now these structures are historical family museums.
Tara River Canyon
The picturesque gorge along the Tara River stretches 80 kilometers long and 1,300 meters deep. It is located in the National Park Durmitor and is the best option for mountain tourism in Montenegro.
All rafting enthusiasts gather here, because the river Tara is fast and turbulent. The park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. To explore it completely in a day or even a weekend is almost unreal. For guests of the Canyon created all the conditions for a bird’s-eye view of the sights.
The famous Đurđević bridge, which connects the south and the north of the country, has been operating here since 1937.
The city of Tivat, located on the Vrmac peninsula, was formerly a naval base. Now it is a tourist paradise. The main mode of transport on the peninsula is the sea. There are 17 beautiful beaches with beautiful clear water and beautiful landscapes.
The basis of the economy of Tivat is the international tourism. That is why most of the local population earns by organizing excursions and renting accommodations.
Among the attractions is the island Miholska Prevlaka, better known as the Island of Flowers. Here is the most famous botanical garden in Montenegro.
In summer the city hosts colorful events, such as the Bokel Olympics and the Summer Tivat Festival.
The southernmost city of Montenegro, Ulcinj is the administrative center of the county of the same name. It is one of the oldest cities on the Adriatic coast, which offers its visitors gorgeous beaches, magnificent sunsets, and wide comfortable streets for hiking and biking.
The town owes its popularity to a unique natural phenomenon – a beach with black sand. Fans of unusual photos should not miss this place! And also in the town there is another unusual beach, about which not many tourists know. This beach is called the “women’s beach”, because thousands of women come here every year for the treatment of infertility.
The ancient monuments and architectural structures are scattered all over the city, but the greatest concentration of them in the Old Town, better known as Stari Grad. Locals say that it is in Ulcinj where the most delicious natural coffee is brewed.
The resort of Sveti Stefan
About 6 kilometers southeast of Budva is a small surrealistic island of Sveti Stefan. Its peculiarity is its connection to the mainland by the narrow isthmus, which appeared as a result of the wash of gravel. This is a unique natural phenomenon!
A wonderful mixture of paved streets, pink beaches, cozy houses with colored roofs. Here is the famous five-star hotel Aman Resorts. At one time visitors to the hotel were such famous personalities as Sophia Loren, Sylvester Stallone, Bobby Fisher and others.
The most popular local beach is the Queen’s Beach, which has impressed visitors for years. Also most-beauty.co.uk advises to be sure to sign up for a boat tour around Sveti Stefan.
Among the most beautiful places in Montenegro is the largest lake of the Balkan Peninsula – Skader. This picturesque place in the Mediterranean is protected by the National Park since 1983. Its crystal clear waters, majestic mountain peaks and vast meadows are astonishingly beautiful.
Excursions in the area include a boat or yacht cruise on the waterways, hiking through the fortresses of the nearby town, and more. The top points of the area offer wonderful views of landmarks throughout the country, including the famous horseshoe-shaped bend formed by the Rijeka-Kronojevic River before flowing into Lake Skadar.
In the picture: the Roche cliff, near the town of Petrovac.
Our list of the most beautiful places of Montenegro is at an end. Of course, it could go on for a long, long time. But we are waiting for your comments about the places of this beautiful country that you liked. Or about the places you really want to visit.
And below we post a few more Montenegrin sights that were not included in the main list:
The beautiful city of Kotor.
The Fortress in the Old Bar
Other beautiful places in Montenegro
Editor’s note: This article has been updated since it was originally published in July 2019.