Montenegro is a Balkan country, tucked in the Adriatic area, neighboring Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Serbia, Kosovo and Albania.
A country well known as “wild beauty” due to its untouched natural sights, high mountains, deepest canyon in Europe, magnificent Skadar Lake and 294km long coastline with officially 117 beaches.
The ancestors of Montenegro were Illyrians. In the 9th century, Montenegro was established as “Duklja” for the first time.
After the First World War, some Slavic nationalities established the Kingdom of Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia. In 1929, the country was renamed the Yugoslavian Kingdom, of which Montenegro became a part.
Montenegro officially declared its independency on June 3, 2006 and became a member of United Nations.
Country with a huge history, untouched nature that claims the fact of 4 national parks and many other UNESCO protected sights with friendly, Mediterranean climate, diverse cuisine options and vibrant environment definitely is worth of a visit to all types of tourists.
In this post we are going to mention some of the most popular sights on the on the South and North of the country for your reference.
The Most Popular Attractions on the South:
Kotor is located at the southernmost bay of the Adriatic Sea, surrounded by mountains, and is a natural safe haven. It was listed in the World Heritage List by UNESCO in 1979.
St. Stephen has become one of the symbols of Montenegro, and Aman Hotel is also widely loved by members of the royal families and world celebrities.
St. Triffun Cathedral is located in the ancient city of Kotor. The church has a history of 900 years and is the oldest existing cathedral on the east coast of the Adriatic Sea.
Porto Montenegro is located in Boka Bay, with the largest natural coast in the eastern Mediterranean. Its unique geographical location has created rich seaside villages and luxurious seaside life. It is also protected by UNESCO.
The Most Popular Attractions on the North:
Durdevica Tara Bridge is located in the northern part of Montenegro, spanning the Tara Grand Canyon, Europe’s deepest canyon, with a total length of 365 meters.
Lovcen National Park is 31km away from Kotor, but the mountain is rugged and there are many bends on the winding mountain road. Among them, there are 2-3 viewing platforms where tourists can overlook Bay of Kotor. The scenery is just beautiful.
Biogradska Mountain National Forest Park was established in 1952 and covers an area of 54 sq km and is 2000 meters high. The greatest feature of Biogradska Mountain is its primeval forest. Most of the trees are over 500 years old. In the center of the forest is lake, which is the largest iceberg lake in the park.
We mentioned some but actually there are plenty more breath-taking sights worth of visiting and experiencing in this relatively small but culturally and naturally very rich country.