Montenegro Travel Blog

We travel Montenegro seeking out Montenegrin food, wine, the best things to do in Montenegro, & accommodation in Montenegro for you.

Montenegro Official Language: Montenegrin (Co-official languages are Albanian, Serbian, Croatian and Bosnian)

Currency Of Montenegro: Euro (EUR)

Montenegro Population: 629,333

Capital City: Podgorica

National Day: 13th July

Timezone: UTC +1 (UTC +2 during summer)

Crna Gora, or the country of Montenegro as we know it, is a land-locked territory surrounded by Kosovo, Albania, Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, and the Adriatic Sea. Boasting the beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Bay of Kotor, the Budva Riviera, stunning national parks and shimmering lakes, Crna Gora is a must-visit destination.

The Mediterranean climate with warm summers and mild winters makes it perfect to visit throughout the year, with every season offering a different array of activities to engage in. Apart from visiting historical sites and lazing on sunny beaches, there’s viniculture, food tasting, summer water sports, winter activities, paragliding, shopping and a lot more. Go on, discover Montenegro for yourself!

International Airports In Montenegro: Podgorica Airport (locally known as Golubovci Airport) and Tivat Airport

Montenegro Traditional Food:

  • Burek, a filo pastry stuffed with spinach, cheese or minced meat
  • Karadordeva steak or Njeguski steak
  • Ajvar paste, made of red peppers and tomatoes
  • Octopus salad
  • Ispod saca, tender lamb cooked in an iron pan
  • Palacinke, pancakes filled with jam or chocolate
  • Prsut or Smoked prosciutto ham
  • Buzara, a seafood dish with a sauce made with wine
  • Pljeskavica sausages
  • Kacamak porridge, made of polenta, cheese, kajmak, and potato
  • Black risotto, made with squid ink

Top Things To Do In Montenegro:

  • Visit Podgorica Cathedral
  • See the rich architecture in Cetinje
  • Tour Tripkovic Palace in Dobrota
  • Have a photo op at the “Danila Most”, Montenegro’s most photogenic bridge
  • Admire the grandeur of St. Tryphon’s Cathedral
  • Hike up the ladder of Kotor
  • Pay homage to Saint Basil of Ostrog at the Ostrog Monastery
  • Touch one of the world’s oldest olive trees, the Stara Maslina near Stari Bar
  • Admire the frescoes at Moraca Monastery
  • Ride a boat to Sveti Dorde Island to see Our Lady of the Rocks
  • Visit the Fortress of San Giovanni
  • Bungee jump from the Durdevica Tara Bridge
  • Hike in the Biogradska Gora National Park
  • Ride a boat to see the Blue Grotto at Herceg Novi
  • Explore the Lipa Caves in Dobrosko
  • Find some peaceful isolation for a picnic at Kamenovo Beach
  • Relish the seafood in Tivat
  • Visit the Black Lake or Crno Jezero at the foot of Mount Durmitor
  • See the shimmering waters of Europe’s deepest canyon, Tara River Canyon
  • Cruise on Lake Piva

Major Places Not To Skip:

  • Old Town of Kotor
  • Memorable Perast
  • Stunning Lovcen National Park
  • Ancient Ulcinj
  • Ski-destination Zabljak
  • Horseshoe bend of Lake Skadar National Park
  • Lush Durmitor National Park
  • Camping town Buljarica
  • Romanesque Petrovac
  • Fishing village Sveti Stefan
  • Party town Budva
  • Ghost town Kruce
  • Medieval Pec
  • Medieval Pec