Top the best outdoor activity in Montenegro
Montenegro is a small cosy country surrounded by rocky mountains and an azure sea, dotted with sparkling rivers, rich in crystal lakes, and full of archaeological and historical-cultural monuments.
Located in the south-west of the Balkan Peninsula, this country, with an area of only 13,812 sq. kilometres has:
- mountain ranges (legendary Durmitor);
- central plain;
- lakes (many of which are natural monuments);
- rivers (the longest Tara).
On the southwest side, Montenegro is washed by the Adriatic Sea
The geographical diversity of Montenegro contributes to the formation of three climatic zones (mountainous, coastal and continental), which as a result makes this country interesting for tourists with different preferences. For alpine skiing lovers, lovers of soaking up the gentle sea waves, eco-tourism lovers, and lovers of good rest and health improvement - there is a comfortable rest area for everyone in Montenegro.
Tourists who have visited Montenegro for therapeutic and prophylactic purposes choose the Igalo complex. Modern equipment and highly qualified personnel make Igalo the most popular hospital in Europe. Those wishing to improve their health will find the highest level of service here. In addition to treatment with local mineral water, radon baths, sea mud, and special programs (shiatsu, taiji, electroacupuncture, reflexology), vacationers, in their free time from procedures, can enjoy tennis courts, sea beaches, hiking, paragliding, scuba diving, as well as visit the salon beauty.
The resort area is represented by three Rivieras: Budvanskaya, Ultsinskaya, Hercegnovskaya. The Mediterranean climate of the Riviera will allow tourists to fully experience the charm of the warm sea, gentle sun, and golden sand.
The Herceg Nova Riviera lies within the Bay of Kotor, which is recognized as one of the most beautiful bays on the planet. The most popular resorts of the Herceg Nova Riviera are Kotor, Tivat and Herceg Novi. The resort town of Kotor, founded in the era of Ancient Rome, during the Byzantine Empire was an independent city-state and in the Renaissance, it fell under the rule of Venice, which affected its cultural heritage and architecture. The resort has practically no beaches but is famous for its stately cathedrals and architectural monuments with a pronounced Byzantine and Romanesque influence.
The most interesting to visit will be the Cathedral of St. Tryphon, where you can admire the frescoes of the XIV century, gold and silver items made by masters of the period of the XIV - XVIII centuries, and visit the tomb of the saint. Tourists will be equally interested in: the Church of the Holy Mother of God on the Reef, the island of St. George, the Church of St. Luke, the Church of St. Mary, and the Church of St. Rosita and many other historical sights. In addition, an enchantingly colourful festival is held annually in Kotor.
Of all the resorts of the Budva Riviera, Budva is rightfully called the most important tourist centre. This is a city with very ancient architecture. Notable is the old part of the city, which has a picturesque church. The Old Fortress is located in the new part of the city. But not only lovers of antiquity will be able to fully appreciate Budva, but also adherents of active, fun recreation. There is a large number of hotels, villas, and rooms for rent for every taste and budget. The main resort street with restaurants, cafes, discos and various attractions runs parallel to the embankment. And, of course, the beaches: Slavyansky, Pisana, Mogren, Guvantse and others. Montenegrin beaches are very comfortable and safe.
A visit to the main attraction of Montenegro, the Ostrog monastery, will cause a feeling of genuine delight and awe. Carved high in the rock, it is clearly visible from afar. Pilgrims come here to worship the relics of St. Basil.
The small town of Zabljak is a very famous ski resort in Europe. It is located in the centre of Durmitor (a mountain range in Montenegro) and has everything you need to meet the needs of a skier. The developed infrastructure allows you to organize recreation that meets the standards. Tourists will be provided with rental points, a team of instructors, and well-equipped ski slopes.
The magnificent nature of Durmitor will attract the attention of tourists regardless of the season. Pine forest, relic forest, rich fauna, all this can be enjoyed to the fullest. Mountaineering, hunting for wild animals, rafting on mountain rivers, as well as visiting glacial caves and mountain lakes - all these will be provided at the resorts of Durmitor.
While vacationing in Montenegro, you must visit the spiritual capital of Cetinje, located at Mount Lovcen, in order to feel the full strength of the spirit of the Montenegrin people. Three times the Turks tried to take possession of this city, and each time they suffered a fiasco. As the centre of the struggle for independence from the Turkish invaders, Cetinje became a symbol of the heroism, courage and patriotism of the Montenegrins.