A small Balkan nation, Montenegro packs a powerful punch. It bowls one over with its breathtaking beaches, glistening bays and majestic mountains. Located just South of the Croatian city of Dubrovnik, Montenegro, often overlooked for its popular neighbour in the past is fast becoming the new ‘it’ destination of East Europe.
Montenegro with its not even 300 kms of coast line from north to south offers Europe’s most spectacular coastal scenery. With any place known for its coast in Europe, the latter summer months are the best time to visit.
The towns of Tivat and Kotor around the Bay of Kotor are most visited and almost the cultural capital of Montenegro compared to the political capital of Podgorica which often gets overlooked by tourists. Coastal towns like Budva, Bar and Ulcinj are also very popular places to visit.
While Budva is the most popular and most crowded due to its vibrant nightlife and walled old town, Bar as the name suggests has plenty of bars and pubs but lacks Budva’s glamour and charm but on the plus side it even lacks the hordes of tourists. Ulcinj is the southernmost town of Montenegro known for its very long and fine sand beaches.
For those of you who prefer cooler climes head to the mountains of Montenegro. Activities like hiking, cycling, canyoning and rafting abound in Montenegro’s mountains and national parks. Besides the outdoor activities these mountains and national parks offer quaint villages and monasteries to explore.
Expect highs of around 31°C and lows of around 18°C, but the average is a comfortable 25°C. Water temperatures are also a warm 26°C and there are 9 hours of sunshine! All in all its perfect weather.