Montenegro – A True Spirit of Hospitality

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Montenegro is a small country in south-west Balkans, bordering the Adriatic Sea. Thousands of tourists visit the country each year to enjoy the beautiful coastline and amazing beaches. Montenegro is famous for its natural beauty, abundance of birds and its significant cultural and historical sites. The northern part of the country is home to high rugged mountains with small towns and villages scattered throughout the region. Although the north may be economically poor, it is rich in tradition, hospitality and culture.
Montenegro is divided into the regions of Bay of Kotor, Budva Riviera, Central Montenegro, Montenegrin South Coast and North Montenegrin Mountains. The North Montenegrin Mountains region is well-known for its untouched wild nature and the Tara River Canyon in Durmitor National Park. Bay of Kotor is home to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Kotor and Perast. Budva Riviera is a great tourist attraction with its historic villages, beautiful beaches and vibrant nightlife.
The coastal region of Montenegro is particularly popular for its sacred monuments such as the basilica of St. Luke, the Savina Monastery, Our Lady of the Rocks and the Cathedral of Saint Tryphon in Kotor. The two most important centers of culture and arts are the capital, Podgorica, and the former royal capital of Cetinje.
Explore the City of Podgorica
2 PodgoricaThe streets in the center of the capital are filled with boutiques and restaurants. The Maša restaurant in Bulevar Sv. Petra Cetinjskog 31, phone +382 (0) 20 224 460, is renowned for fresh seafood dishes and at the Buffet Pod at Volat, Trg. Vojvode Becir Bega Osmanagic br.1, phone: +382 (0) 69 666 622, you can enjoy delicious Bosnian food while sitting in the large garden under the trees. For the best pizza in Podgorica, you can visit Carine Moskovska, Moskovska 43, and phone: +382 (0) 20 402 400. The most popular fast food in the city is pleskavica (hamburger). There are dozens of cafes in pedestrian Njegoševa Street in city center, but most of the new and trendy cafes are located around Vectra district in the new part of the city.
Important and notable places include the Old Turkish town called Stara Varoš with narrow and curvy streets, old clock tower and mosques; Monument to King Nikola in the park opposite the Montenegro’s parliament; Hercegovačka pedestrian street; St. George’s church on the slopes of the Gorica hill; King Nikola’s castle; Skaline on the outfall of the Ribnica river to Morača, with its old Turkish bridge over the Ribnica, and the ruins of old Nemanja’s town.
Ensure to also visit the more recent Hristovog vaskrsenja orthodox temple; the Millennium Bridge over the Morača River and the War memorial in the park on Gorica Hill. Trg Republike is the central square of the city and situated next to Hercegovačka Street. The square offers many restaurants and bars and is a popular place for people to gather after work. Just five minutes’ walk from the main Republic Square in Podgorica, near the Millennium Bridge, is the club called Switch Café in Stanka Dragojevica. Drink prices at the club are very reasonable and you can enjoy great music here.
The city of Podgorica boasts a number of sporting venues, such as the Podgorica City Stadium (home to the Montenegro national football team and FK Budućnost Podgorica) and Morača Sports Center.
The Montenegrin Coastal Region

Ulcinj - Montenegro South Coast

Ulcinj – Montenegro South Coast

In 2010, the New York Times ranked the Ulcinj South Coast region of Montenegro as among the “Top 31 Places to go” as part of a worldwide ranking of tourism destinations. Ulcinj has also been honoured with the Blue Flag Beach award. Ensure to visit the old town of Ulcinj with its bustling nightlife and Velika Plaza. The massive olive groves at Valdanos are not to be missed. The villages, beaches and fortresses on Skadar Lake are great places offering spectacular views.
North Coast Region
The North Coast is well-known for the Bay of Kotor, Boka Kotorska, with the ancient town of Perast. Sveti Stefan is a luxury hotel located on a small island. You can visit the old Town of Herceg Novi and Budva, both well preserved old towns. The Budva Riviera is home to more than twenty five beaches.
Entering Montenegro
Visitors to Montenegro must obtain a visa from one of the Montenegrin diplomatic missions unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries.
Visa policy of Montenegro is similar to the Visa policy of the Schengen Area. It grants 90 day visa-free entry to all Schengen Annex II nationalities.

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