Montenegro

Montenegro is a small country in the western Balkans, now growing into a leading country in beach tourism. Montenegro’s history as a state is not so old but the lands where Montenegro is today once were parts of the Illyrian kingdoms. They were inhabited by the Illyrian tribes of Labeatis and Ardians, most notably by King Agron and Queen Teuta. They were part of the Roman and Byzantine Empires until the Slavic tribes settled in this area and created small kingdoms. Montenegro was not noted for much until the beginnings of the 20th century when it joinedYugoslavia. For the rest of the century it had very close relationships with Serbia. It was declared independent in 2006 and in recent years has begun to develop tourism, becoming a preferred summer destination.

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Population: 622,471 | Capital: Podgorica | Language: Montenegrin language | Surface: 13,812 km2

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PodgoricaBudvaKotorSkadar Lake

Montenegro’s largest city, and the country’s capital, Podgorica is located almost in the center of Montenegro between two tourist attractions, Skadar Lake and the steep Dinaric Alps. Inhabited since ancient times, Montenegro has seen manyarmies march through: Illyrians, Romans, Slavs, Ottomans, Byzantine and more, especially in the last century when the great European powers struck the Balkans. You will find history’s tracesin every corner of the city, but also natural beauties like Biogradska National Park, the best place in the area for a stroll. Tara Mountain and Gorge and the Kolasin Ski Resort are not far from Podgorica. While in Podgorica, you should not miss the Ostrog Monastery, one of the oldest and most unique religious sites in the country.

Budva’s beginnings are a mix of legend and truth, between stories about the legendary Greek ruler, Cadmus and the real foundation estimated to be about 3400 years ago. Nevertheless, in the old town you can see for yourself not only how the Greek culture affectedit, but also traces from the Roman Empire. Because Budva was near Rome and Byzantium’s borders, it became an important stronghold. This continued into the Middle Ages and afterwards when it was part of the Venetian Kingdom. All the rulers were interested in Budva due to its position in the Adriatic. That can be seen in the citadel’s strong thick walls. In the past century it was part of Montenegro. Since the late 90s, it has become one of Montenegro and Europe’s top destinations.

Kotor is one of Montenegro’s most impressive cities. First mentioned in the 2nd century B.C., Kotor has been an Illyrian settlement since antiquity, as shown by the ancient walled castle on the mountain overlooking the whole bay and the old and new town of Kotor. It looks similar to Dubrovnik but has its own specialties. AKotor visit starts at the entrance in the castle walls, Venetian in style and fortified time after time for better protection. As soon as you enter, you will have that special Kotor moment, like going back in time.

If you are a person who can make the most from even the most modest things, Skadar Lake is the place for you to show your adventurous creativity. Shared by Montenegro and Albania, Skadar Lake is a natural reserve hosting quite a few endemic species in its 400 square kilometers. It is the largest lake in the Balkans. The landscape around this panoramic freshwater will enhance time spent fishing and enjoying the shoreline. The lake is very deep, but parts are suitable for swimming. There is an excellent view where the Bojana River begins. Also, with a small boat you can go on a trip around the lake and visit a castle on a tiny island in the lake.

Montenegro is one of those ideal places to relax on Adriatic so you can enjoy and get the most of your tour in this country. Montenegro is rich in history and nature and that will make the tour to Montenegro definitely more interesting. It is a mixture of nice towns , famous locations, and amazing beaches. You will notice that Montenegro is a special and unique destination that will leave you speachless.

On our tours in tours in Montenegro you will:
– Support local communities
– Learn more from our experienced guides
– Travel in modern comfortable vehicles
– Taste some of the best local specialties
– Get plenty of free time to explore on your own way

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Montenegro

Montenegro is a small country in the western Balkans, now growing into a leading country in beach tourism. Montenegro’s history as a state is not so old but the lands where Montenegro is today once were parts of the Illyrian kingdoms. They were inhabited by the Illyrian tribes of Labeatis and Ardians, most notably by King Agron and Queen Teuta. They were part of the Roman and Byzantine Empires until the Slavic tribes settled in this area and created small kingdoms. Montenegro was not noted for much until the beginnings of the 20th century when it joinedYugoslavia. For the rest of the century it had very close relationships with Serbia. It was declared independent in 2006 and in recent years has begun to develop tourism, becoming a preferred summer destination.

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Population: 622,471 | Capital: Podgorica | Language: Montenegrin language | Surface: 13,812 km2

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Country Highlights

PodgoricaBudvaKotorSkadar Lake

Montenegro’s largest city, and the country’s capital, Podgorica is located almost in the center of Montenegro between two tourist attractions, Skadar Lake and the steep Dinaric Alps. Inhabited since ancient times, Montenegro has seen manyarmies march through: Illyrians, Romans, Slavs, Ottomans, Byzantine and more, especially in the last century when the great European powers struck the Balkans. You will find history’s tracesin every corner of the city, but also natural beauties like Biogradska National Park, the best place in the area for a stroll. Tara Mountain and Gorge and the Kolasin Ski Resort are not far from Podgorica. While in Podgorica, you should not miss the Ostrog Monastery, one of the oldest and most unique religious sites in the country.

Budva’s beginnings are a mix of legend and truth, between stories about the legendary Greek ruler, Cadmus and the real foundation estimated to be about 3400 years ago. Nevertheless, in the old town you can see for yourself not only how the Greek culture affectedit, but also traces from the Roman Empire. Because Budva was near Rome and Byzantium’s borders, it became an important stronghold. This continued into the Middle Ages and afterwards when it was part of the Venetian Kingdom. All the rulers were interested in Budva due to its position in the Adriatic. That can be seen in the citadel’s strong thick walls. In the past century it was part of Montenegro. Since the late 90s, it has become one of Montenegro and Europe’s top destinations.

Kotor is one of Montenegro’s most impressive cities. First mentioned in the 2nd century B.C., Kotor has been an Illyrian settlement since antiquity, as shown by the ancient walled castle on the mountain overlooking the whole bay and the old and new town of Kotor. It looks similar to Dubrovnik but has its own specialties. AKotor visit starts at the entrance in the castle walls, Venetian in style and fortified time after time for better protection. As soon as you enter, you will have that special Kotor moment, like going back in time.

If you are a person who can make the most from even the most modest things, Skadar Lake is the place for you to show your adventurous creativity. Shared by Montenegro and Albania, Skadar Lake is a natural reserve hosting quite a few endemic species in its 400 square kilometers. It is the largest lake in the Balkans. The landscape around this panoramic freshwater will enhance time spent fishing and enjoying the shoreline. The lake is very deep, but parts are suitable for swimming. There is an excellent view where the Bojana River begins. Also, with a small boat you can go on a trip around the lake and visit a castle on a tiny island in the lake.

Montenegro is one of those ideal places to relax on Adriatic so you can enjoy and get the most of your tour in this country. Montenegro is rich in history and nature and that will make the tour to Montenegro definitely more interesting. It is a mixture of nice towns , famous locations, and amazing beaches. You will notice that Montenegro is a special and unique destination that will leave you speachless.

On our tours in tours in Montenegro you will:
– Support local communities
– Learn more from our experienced guides
– Travel in modern comfortable vehicles
– Taste some of the best local specialties
– Get plenty of free time to explore on your own way

Tours departing from Montenegro