Attractions

  • Old Town of Kotor

    Address:
    Jadranska magistrala, Kotor, Montenegro .

    Kotor is the old coastal and cultural centre. For centuries, it has been a crossroads of commercial roads under the strong influence of Venice. It is protected by mountains with a strong defense structure built during the time of Byzantine Empire. 

    Dobrota is a small town in which numerous palaces of former sailors and shipowners are still preserved.

    Climb the town walls, or visit some of the museums that are located in the heart of the old town.

  • Old Town of Perast

    Address:
    Jadrnaska magistrala .

    Perast is the homeland of many world-known sailors and a town whose destiny has always been related to the sea.

    By its lifestyle, it resembled Venice with which it had very lively trade and cultural links. There are a lot of remains of the old aristocratic palaces that now bear witness to its ancient splendor and richness. In one of them, the Bujevic’s palace, the Town Museum is located. There is a very interesting historical story saying that the Russian soldiers used to come in Perast to learn sailing skills and that it was known as a cradle of the Russian fleet. There are two islets around Perast town – Gospa od Skrpjela(Lady of Skrpljel) and St Gorge, both unique tourist attractions.

  • Herceg Novi

    Address:
    Njegoševa, Herceg - Novi, Montenegro .

    Herceg Novi is a town situated at the end of the bay. Its appearance is an illustration of its turbulent history. The town is a fine combination of romantic, Byzantine and oriental styles interweaved in the Mediterranean appearance of this town.

    Today, Herceg Novi is the town of flowers with all its windows faced toward the sun and the sea. It is one of the warmest towns on the Adriatic coast. One should visit the City Museum and the Archives, the Modern Arts Gallery, and the Old town with Tower clock.

  • Ada Bojana

    Address:
    R-17, Ulcinj, Montenegro .

    Away from noisy streets and the flurry of the city, surrounded by pure beauty, adorned with Mediterranean plants, Ada is a place with which visitors usually fall in love at first sight.

    The island is a triangular area of 5.4 km2. In the 19 century the Island Ada Bojana was created artificially: on the place of the present island a ship “Merito” got stranded and years of depositing river sediment have sculpted this little paradise on earth. Ada is a famous tourist jewel of Montenegro, a nudist resort with a beautiful sandy beach and specific landscape, skilfully hidden from curious eyes, surrounded by a beautiful river Bojana on two sides and by the cleanest sea water ever on the third side. If you ever dream about having a holiday in the costumes of Adam and Eve, Ada Bojana is definitely the right choice.

  • Sv Stefan

    Address:
    E80, Budva, Montenegro .

    According to a legend recounted by Stjepan Mitrov Ljubisa, the town fortification was funded after Paštrovići looted Turkish ships moored in front of Jaz during Barbossa's siege of Kotor in 1539. The town was razed shortly after, during the Fourth Ottoman- Venetian War. After continuous pleas by Paštrovići, the Venetian Republic agreed to rebuild it in the 16th century. In the 15th century, the fortified village was built to defend against the Turks and became a haven for pirates of the Adriatic.

    Initially, the island with its fortress had 12 families. In the 1800s, a village was established on the island with a population of about 400 people. Villa Miločer was built between 1934 and 1936 as the summer residence of Queen Marija Karadjordjevic (1900–1961) of the Karadjordjevic family of Serbia, which was refurbished as part of the Aman Sveti Stefan resorts that opened in 2008–2009.The villa, surrounded by 800 olive trees, is laid out over a 32-hectare (79-acre) plot.

  • Tara Canyon

    Address:
    Tara Canyon, Montenegro .

    Part of the river Tara, known as “Tear of Europe” runs through in the National Park “Durmitor”.

    It springs in the north of the country and is 156 km long. It merges with the river Piva and together they make river Drina, one of the longest and most abundant river in water in the Balkans.

    For centuries this strong mountain beauty had carved the limestone it runs through and shaped numerous narrow parts, gigantic obstacles and chasms. This is how a 93 kilometers long canyon was born. It is the second deepest canyon in the world right after the Colorado River canyon. The deepest part of the canyon is 1,300 meters deep. Its banks are steep, covered with forest arising from the coldness and depth of the canyon.

  • Ostrog Monastery

    Address:
    Ostrog Monastery, Montenegro .

    This monastery is located in the vicinity of Nikšić, built in the steep rock overlooking the Bjelopavlicka Plain. This monastery is the most famous pilgrimage site in Montenegro. It was founded by the Herzeg Archbishop Vasilije in the 17th century. He was buried here and canonised as a miracle-performing saint.

    His body rests in the cell of the cave church. The monastery was reconstructed in 1923-1926 following a fire which spared the small cave churches. These churches are the main attractions of this monument. The Church of the Entrance of the Holy Mother of God was painted with frescoes at the end of the 17th century. The Church of the Holy Cross is located in the upper monastery level and it was painted by the master Radul who adjusted the frescoes to the natural shape of the rocks. The church is surrounded by konaks and they both represent a structure which is in harmony with its natural ambience.

    The Orthodox monastery of Ostrog is one of the most visited monasteries in the Balkans. It is visited by believers from all over the world, individually or in groups. It is a confluence of all three confessions: Orthodox, Catholic and Muslim, as it is believed that the relics of St. Vasilije of Ostrog are miraculous. According to pilgrims’ testimonials, praying in front of these relics has helped them cure or lessen their life’s troubles.

  • National Park Skadar Lake

    Address:
    Shkodra Lake .

    With the area ranging from 370 to 530 square kilometers, depending on the water level, Skadar Lake is the biggest lake in the Balkans. Due to its geographic position and sub Mediterranean climate, it is one of the most important habitats of swamp birds in Europe, right after the river Danube delta. There are around 280 bird species on the lake, including the rare curly pelican, which became a trademark of the National Park.

    Throughout the history this region was a confluence of different civilization, which left a strong impact on its rich cultural and historical heritage. On the islands in the Skadar Lake, among birds and water-lilies many monasteries can be found. The oldest monastery- Starčevo, was founded in the XIV century by the humble ascetic, old man Makarije, after whom the island was named Starčeva gorica. On the shores of the lake there are two small towns–old urban settlements, with specific architecture – Virpazar and Rijeka Crnojevića. Both settlements are nowadays famous for its restaurants that offer traditional specialties.

    Southern hinterland of the lake (Crmnica) is famous for the best vine in Montenegro. Together with the lake carp, this will satisfy even the most demanding lovers of good food and drinks. The lake has numerous extraordinary beaches, particularly those in the village Murići, not less attractive than beaches on the coast...

  • National Park Durmitor

    Address:
    Durmitor, Žabljak, Montenegro .

    Park area amounts 39.000 hectares, stretched on the territory of five municipalities: Žabljak, Šavnik, Plužine, Mojkovac and Pljevlja.

    Main feature of the relief is a wide plateau located at 1.500 meters above the sea level, carved by deep canyon valleys, with impressive mountain tops, of which 48 are at 2.000 meters above the sea level. The highest peak is Bobotov kuk, at 2.525 meters above the sea level. Particular impression is created by 18 glacial lakes, called "mountain eyes", located at 1.500 meters above the sea level. The biggest and the most beautiful is Crno Lake, with stunning scenery, and a giant peak Medvjed, above the lake.

    With the decision of UNESCO’s International Committee for the World Natural and Historical Heritage from 1980, NP Durmitor was included in the list of the World Natural Heritage.

  • Njegoš Mausoleum

    Address:
    Njegos Mausoleum, Montenegro .

    Lovćen’s star attraction, this magnificent mausoleum (built 1970 to 1974) sits at the top of its second-highest peak, Jezerski Vrh (1657m). Take the 461 steps up to the entry where two granite giantesses guard the tomb of Montenegro’s greatest hero. Inside, under a golden mosaic canopy, a 28-ton Petar II Petrović Njegoš rests in the wings of an eagle, carved from a single block of black granite.

    The actual tomb lies below, and a path at the rear leads to a dramatic circular viewing platform providing the same utterly spectacular views that caused George Bernard Shaw to exclaim, ‘Am I in paradise or on the moon?’.