I visited Montenegro last summer and was surprised by the hospitality. From my personal experience, Montenegro has a lot to offer to the tourist. Especially during the summer season. The following is a summary of the local tourist attractions in sunny Montenegro and some suggestions for those planning a summer vacation there. No whining this time – just facts and practical information.
There is a lot to see and do in Montenegro, maybe even more than in Malta, which is much smaller.
Kotor Bay and its surroundings
Boka Bay is so beautiful and unique that just the desire to see it can be enough to justify the absurd idea of traveling two thousand kilometers.
And since Boka itself is brilliant, I recommend, of course, attractions in its vicinity:
Kotor, which has a very nice old town, which, as in the old town, you can wander around. And it is worth taking a walk because few old towns in Europe are equally pretty and equally worth a stroll. In addition to the old town, it is also worth visiting the city walls, which offer a great view of both the city and the bay. An absolute must-see.
Perast is nearby. A small, but very nice town on the Bay of Kotor, from where you can of course also observe this bay. Apart from the fact that you can observe yourself, you can also take a boat to a small artificial island. It may not be such an absolute must-see, but it’s worth a look. The list of things to see in Perast is not long, but it’s valuable.
Rafting on the Tara River
The canyon of the Tara River and the neighboring Durmitor National Park, which is a favorite among rafting Tara enthusiasts, deserve a separate paragraph. The Tara Canyon is the deepest in Europe and stretches for over 150 kilometers. As those who used to say, beautiful views are guaranteed there. Check the price of the whitewater rafting tours on the Tara River at Camp Modra Rijeka.
Old Town of Bar
At the charms of the Bay of Kotor, the attractions of Montenegro do not end there. It is worth visiting at least a few other places that may not be the most beautiful but are still very, very pleasant.
Old Town of Bar, apparently there is nothing great here, there is not much to see, but somehow the Bar managed to convince travelers. Maybe because it is relatively, of course by the standards of the Montenegrin coast, calm here? Certainly not a must, at most a little worth it, but you can probably just see.
National Park Skadar Lake
For those looking for a respite from the seaside hustle and bustle, and for bird lovers. As the lake is large, you can observe it from many perspectives. Skadar lake is a part of a national park, one of 5 in Montenegro.
Sveti Stefan, or the island of St. Stefan. A small island in the Adriatic Sea, which, for unknown reasons, appears on every second postcard from Montenegro. I must admit that it is nice and picturesque, but a bit impractical, because to get there you either have to be a guest of an exclusive hotel located on it or at least buy a drink in a local pub.
Beach in Montenegro
Montenegro is not particularly suitable for sunbathing, once in the season the beaches are crowded to the limit. Two, that the coast is largely devastated, with concrete poured everywhere. And three is that the sun is unhealthy.
I recommend checking out a spot called Buljarica.
There is probably the longest beach in Montenegro, quite picturesquely situated between two rocky protrusions. Because it is the longest one, you can also find some space for yourself even in high season. In general, the atmosphere is very nice.