Crna Gora

History

Rest in Montenegro is chosen by tourists who want not only to get acquainted with the culture of the country and look at historical sights, but also to enjoy the magnificent nature.

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Montenegro is a young country with an eventful past. Paradoxical, isn't it? But this is true, since the parliament proclaimed independence of the republic quite recently, on June 3, 2006, although its name appears in European annals from the Middle Ages

  1. General information - In the world, a small state in the Balkan Peninsula is known as Montenegro, but in the native language of the local population it would be correct to say Crna Gora. The Lovcen massif, which was once called that “black mountain”, towers over the Bay of Kotor - the largest bay of the Adriatic Sea - and has been a national park for more than half a century. Despite the fact that the length of land borders is only 625 kilometers, there are five neighbors: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia and the partially recognized Republic of Kosovo.
  2. Geography and climate - Montenegro is a state so compact that, for example, within the boundaries of the agglomeration, Greater New York could comfortably accommodate twice. At the same time on an area of 13,812 square meters. km lives only 622 thousand people: Montenegrins, Serbs, Bosnians, Albanians, Roma, Croats and representatives of other nationalities.
  3. When to go - The most pleasant times of the year in Montenegro are spring and autumn: starting from the end of March, when snow and cold leave even from the mountainous regions, until the beginning of June or September-October, when the summer flow of holidaymakers subsided and the trees were covered with gold, but the sea is still warm you can swim in it. July and August will be the best months only for those who love crowds of people and happy family holidays. As one hotel owner recently said about the “Montenegrin Riviera”: if those who are under thirty will enjoy the bustle of nightlife and lively beaches in July-August, then those who value a quieter holiday will win if they arrive in April-June or September -October In the mountains in July and August the temperature is guaranteed to be moderate.

Resorts
Where to go to those who decided to get acquainted with the nature and culture of Montenegro? The choice is quite wide, it all depends on what kind of leisure you and your companions prefer. For example, Sveti Stefan is an ideal option for wealthy travelers who are used to getting the best service and especially comfortable living conditions. Vacation in Herceg Novi will give a lot of bright and pleasant moments to families with children of different ages. Budva will not let the regulars of nightclubs and bars be bored. Kotor invites guests to touch the heritage of distant eras. And Ada-Bayana every year attracts many naturists from all over Europe. But first things first!

Tivat

He is the first on our list not because of particularly enthusiastic reviews, but because it is from here that most of the tourists begin their adventures - four kilometers from the city, in the Grbal Valley, there is an international airport. It was built during World War II as a military man, but since 1957 it has been reoriented to work with civilian flights — first domestic, from Belgrade, Zagreb and Skopje, and after building a modern terminal it receives Boeings and Airbus from London, Moscow, Paris, Frankfurt, Stockholm, Prague and other European capitals. If you don’t like long journeys, you can stop right here. Not at the airport, of course, but in a vending hotel next to one of the best sandy beaches of Montenegro - Plavi Horizonti - or apartments on the Island of Flowers. The latter, contrary to the name, is famous not for its flora (there are many flowers in any of the seaside resorts of Montenegro). Locals call him Miholska Prevlaka, because here stands the monastery of the Archangel Michael.

The main disadvantage of this generally very pleasant place is that at the peak of the holiday season, the city is overflowing with holidaymakers, and it is not so easy to find a free lounge chair on the warm sand.

Budva

The most famous resort of the country is separated from the “gates of the Adriatic” by some 20 kilometers. However, the way from the second international airport of Montenegro, Podgorica, will not take more than one and a half hours. The developed tourist infrastructure is successfully complemented by clean beaches with surprisingly clear water, interesting architecture of the old town, atmospheric restaurants and taverns, amusement parks for the whole family, night clubs and bars with a noteworthy cocktail card. Of course, popularity goes hand in hand with the appropriate price level . But even with a modest budget, having a good time in Budva is quite realistic. The main thing to think in advance about booking affordable housing - in the "high" season available rooms on arrival can offer only expensive hotels.

In the city, there are 6 equipped beaches at once, both sandy and pebbly. Most of them are free, you only have to spend money on renting sun beds and umbrellas, if you want to stay comfortably. Central “Slavyansky” is quite “densely populated”, but this disadvantage compensates for the presence of freshwater showers, changing rooms, playgrounds and water slides. A certified diving center is open around Budva, where beginners can get training and book dives with an instructor in interesting points of the coast. Experienced divers will be interested in coral reefs, the Galiola rock with tunnels and several sunken ships in the bay.

The historic center will delight lovers of antiquities with the medieval citadel, which is the hallmark of the city and is depicted on most souvenir samples, the ancient churches of St. John, St. Mary, the Holy Trinity, St. Sava and a rich exhibition of the local museum of archeology.

Herceg Novi

Option for a relaxing family holiday and people who want to improve the body. It is here that there is a huge center of physiotherapy, rehabilitation and spa treatment "Igalo". With the help of qualified personnel, modern medical equipment, sea mud, and mineral radon baths in the mild climate of the Bay of Kotor, they improve the condition of people suffering from cardiac, neurological, gynecological, skin diseases, or recovering from injuries of the musculoskeletal system, and surgical operations.

But there are many attractive places in Herceg Novi for ordinary travelers. In municipal gardens and parks adorn more than a hundred species of tropical and subtropical flora, including relic plants. Over the centuries of its existence, the city remembers various rulers, therefore, in its architectural appearance intertwined features of traditional Balkan, Ottoman and even Austrian architecture. The latter donated a town hall and a fort on the island-prison of Mamula, which you should definitely sail by boat. The Turks left in memory of their rule of Kanli-Kul - the Bloody Tower, where today is a beautiful summer theater, Sat-Kul - the Clock Tower. Monuments of religious architecture are the Church of St. Michael the Archangel on Belavista Square and the baroque Savina Monastery two kilometers east of the city.

Herceg Novi's own beach is too small to accommodate all guests, but the beautiful beaches of the Lustinitsa peninsula are located nearby. You can get here by boat, which in season runs several times a day on a schedule, or with the help of local boatmen.

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