Where can you find lush Mediterranean weather, Venetian-looking cities as old as Greece, beaches like the Bahamas, alpine peaks like Austria and pints for under two quid? Introducing, Montenegro. A destination on the brink of the Adriatic Sean, this endlessly gorgeous country brings you the best of Europe, all in one place.
Proving the old maxim that size is no guarantee of greatness, Montenegro, whose shores barely stretch 186 miles end-to-end, is positively teeming with incredible places and people. Whatever you’re looking for in your next continental getaway, you’ll find it here, and what’s more, you’ll find it offered with a warm and welcoming hospitality that’s all part of the Montenegrin culture. So whether you want a city break, a mountainous escape or a beachy paradise, you’re sure to get the luxury holiday of your dreams here.
An oasis for those who enjoy active pursuits, the country provides mountains, lakes and forests for you to enjoy to your heart’s content. Why not hike up the infamous Maja Kolata peak or kayak in the crystalline waters at its base? For those less inclined to be active but who still long for the outdoors, take advantage of the multitude of fjords and rivers dotted every few miles around the country to indulge in some light fishing.
If you prefer to get lost in the romance of the city rather than the woods, you have a plethora of idyllic choices before you. Bursting with a utopia of palazzos, churches, markets and heritage sites, your inner culture vulture will have no choice but to run wild through the streets, trying to see and do everything in one go. From the modern and thriving capital of Podgorica to the traditional orange-tiled roofs of the Italian-esque Budva, you’re sure to find a space to suit your holiday needs and Instagram feeds.
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The winters in Montenegro can be quite cold but if you’re willing to brave it, you’ll see a whole new side to this stunning locale. Glittering iced fjords, trees hung with diamond-bright icicles, cosy log cabins on snow-capped peaks…
If this doesn’t sound tempting, we recommend visiting between May and September when the weather is at its warmest and the whole country is bathed in the heady scents of wild herbs and Mediterranean blossoms.
Good to know
- Time difference: UTC +1
- Capital: Podgorica
Flying time to destination:
5-hours from London
- After Dark Destination: Maltez Club, Budva Riviera
Best Time To Travel
|Jan: 26°c||Feb: 27°c||Mar: 29°c|
|Apr: 31°c||May: 30°c||Jun: 28°c|
|Jul: 28°c||Aug: 29°c||Sep: 28°c|
|Oct: 27°c||Nov: 27°c||Dec: 26°c|