A LAND OF WILD BEAUTY
Montenegro is an exciting all-season destination, offering endless discoveries: it boasts two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the walled town of Kotor. Other locations include the magnificent palaces of Perast, the old town of Budva, and further inland, peaceful monasteries, the bewildering Tara Canyon, national parks, wildlife reserves and ski resorts such as Žabljak and Kolašin.
The country has a strong culinary culture, including famous vintages and great authentic cuisine that reflect both the sea and the heartland.
Dubbed as future Switzerland of the Mediterranean, separated from Italy by the Adriatic Sea, Montenegro is full of strong contrasts. Its breathtaking scenery inspired artists, royals and celebrities for over many centuries.
Montenegro offers over 250 days of sunshine, the swimming season extends over more than 180 days. Temperatures reach upwards of 30°C during summer, while winter is relatively mild on the coast with average highs ranging from 12°C - 16°C.
Montenegro has five national parks: Skadar Lake, Mount Lovćen, Prokletije, Durmitor and the virgin forest of Biogradska Gora, a national park founded in 1878.
It has more than 150 mountain peaks over 2,000 meters high. The Durmitor Range has 48 peaks that surpass this height, five canyons, 748 springs of pure mountain water and 18 lakes including illustrious Black Lake.
Lake Skadar, the largest lake on Balkan Peninsula, is famous for the diversity of its flora and fauna. Over 270 bird species can be found on its shores, including storks, herons, egrets, ibises, falcons, eagles and even the rare curly pelicans.