Montenegro Travel Blog – Kotor, Budva & Beyond

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