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Montenegro, where East meets West
Montenegro is on the cultural border between the East and the West. Different cultures have all left their mark in this fascinating land of the black mountains. The history of Montenegro can still be seen everywhere. The Roman floor mosaics are still on display, and the illyrian-era castles are also proudly visible. Venetian stone walls, vividly painted Orthodox monasteries and Catholic churches with breathtaking decoration provide a wonderful contrast to the modest and minimalist mosque minarets and flat buildings of the socialist era. Montenegro cannot hide its rich cultural history, which is what makes this small country so interesting and fascinating.
The charm of the Montenegrin coast
Montenegro's coastline is certainly one of the most attractive regions in the country. That is why this region is the main tourist attraction. The towns on the Montenegrin coast will absolutely seduce you with their charm, diversity and their Mediterranean climate. Once a pirate town, Ulcinj can now be considered one of the main destinations for holidaymakers in Montenegro. Ulcinj offers everything that the modern holidaymaker expects: one of the longer sandy beaches in Montenegro, hotels, a beach promenade with restaurants and bars, a marina, but also the necessary cultural sights from the rich historical past of this region. There is no airport, but Ulcinj is easily accessible within an hour and a half from the airports of Tivat and Podgorica.
When it comes to beach holidays, the tourist capital of Montenegro is the city of Budva. Located just a 20-minute drive from Tivat International Airport, the Budva region includes long sandy beaches, first-class hotels and resorts as well as a vibrant nightlife with many restaurants and bars. The town of Budva can be seen as the centre of the main holiday region of Montenegro, comprising the approximately 30 km long coastline between Buljarica and Jaz. From quiet holiday resorts with paradise beaches to lively tourist centres with shopping and entertainment options, you will find everything here. Tivat itself, a quiet city with a world-class marina, also belongs to this region. Culture addicts will certainly appreciate the town of Kotor, which is a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site.
The surprising diversity of the Montenegrin interior
The interior of Montenegro also has a lot to offer. First, Podgorica, the capital of Montenegro is inland. This city not only attracts business people, but also offers entertainment and relaxation. Podgorica, the largest city in Montenegro with around 200,000 inhabitants, is an ideal starting point for nature lovers to discover the natural environment. The region around Podgorica offers with its lakes and hilly landscapes a lot of diversity, both in natural landscapes and in terms of cultural influences.
In the north of the country you will find the most pristine natural regions of Montenegro. For example, the Tara gorge, with a depth of 1300 meters, is the deepest gorge in all of Europe. The last untouched forest in Europe, Biogradska Gora, is also located in the north of Montenegro. The northern Montenegrin mountains, responsible for the country's name, "black mountains", is a dream destination for all adventurers. Hiking, mountain biking or canyoning and rafting, everything is possible.
The quiet atmosphere in this rugged region and the historical and cultural heritage ensure that the North is also increasingly visited by tourists. A beautiful untouched nature and the rural hospitality with its delicious natural artisan products offer all the ingredients for a successful eco-tourism.