Top 10 things to do in Montenegro

Montenegro

Montenegro is one of the most traveller-friendly countries in the region.

Montenegro is a country.

Montenegro (i/ˌmɒntɨˈneɪɡroʊ/ or /ˌmɒntɨˈniːɡroʊ/; or /ˌmɒntɨˈnɛɡroʊ/; Montenegrin: Crna Gora / Црна Гора [t͡sr̩̂ːnaː ɡɔ̌ra] ( listen), meaning "Black Mountain") is a country in Southeastern Europe. It has a coast on the Adriatic Sea to the south-west and is bordered by Croatia to the west, Bosnia and Herzegovina to the northwest, Kosovo to the east, Serbia to the northeast, and Albania to the south-east. Its capital and largest city is Podgorica, while Cetinje is designated as the Prijestonica, meaning the former Royal Capital City.

In the 9th century, there existed three Slavic principalities on the territory of Montenegro: Duklja, roughly corresponding to the southern half, Travunia, the west, and Rascia, the north. In 1042, archon Stefan Vojislav led a revolt that resulted in the independence of Duklja and the establishment of the Vojislavljević dynasty. Duklja reached its zenith under Vojislav's son, Mihailo (1046–81), and his grandson Bodin (1081–1101). By the 13th century, Zeta had replaced Duklja when referring to the realm. In the late 14th century, southern Montenegro (Zeta) came under the rule of the Balšić noble family, then the Crnojević noble family, and by the 15th century, Zeta was more often referred to as Crna Gora (Venetian: monte negro). Large portions fell under the control of the Ottoman Empire from 1496 to 1878. Parts were controlled by Venice. From 1515 until 1851 the prince-bishops (vladikas) of Cetinje were the rulers. The House of Petrović-Njegoš ruled until 1918. From 1918, it was a part of Yugoslavia. On the basis of an independence referendum held on 21 May 2006, Montenegro declared independence on 3 June of that year.

Classified by the World Bank as a middle-income country, Montenegro is a member of the UN, the World Trade Organization, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, the Council of Europe, the Central European Free Trade Agreement and a founding member of the Union for the Mediterranean. Montenegro also is a candidate for joining the European Union and NATO.

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Top 10 things to do in Montenegro

Budva

Budva
Budva is a Montenegrin town on the Adriatic Sea. It has around 14,000 inhabitants, and it is the centre of Budva Municipality. The coastal area around Budva, called the Budva ...

Bar

Bar
locality

Bečići

Bečići
Bečići is a town within Budva Municipality, Montenegro. It is located south-east of Budva, and has 771 permanent residents .Serbs 405 - 52,52% Montenegrins 264 - 34,24%It has a 1,950m ...

Žabljak

Žabljak
Žabljak is a small town in northern Montenegro. It has a population of 1,937.Žabljak is the seat of Žabljak Municipality . The town is in the centre of the Durmitor ...

Cetinje

Cetinje
Montenegro's old capital

Kolašin

Kolašin
Kolašin , is a town in northern Montenegro. It has a population of 2,989 . Kolašin is the centre of Kolašin Municipality and unofficial centre of Morača region, named after ...

Kotor

Kotor
An impressive and picturesque Mediterranean scenery

Ulcinj

Ulcinj
Ulcinj ,pronounced ;Latin: Daleigno.Albanian: Ulqin, pronounced  or Ulqini, pronounced ; pronounced  is the southernmost town in Montenegro. The town of Ulcinj has a population of 10,707 of which the majority are Albanians. ...

Podgorica

Podgorica
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Tivat

Tivat
Tivat is a coastal town in southwest Montenegro, located in the Bay of Kotor. As of 2011, its population was 14,111. Tivat is the centre of Tivat Municipality, which is ...

Petrovac

Petrovac
Petrovac can refer to:Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosanski Petrovac, town and municipality in Federation of Bosnia and HerzegovinaPetrovac, Bosnia and Herzegovina, municipality in Republika SrpskaMontenegroPetrovac, Montenegro, ...

Bay of Kotor

Bay of Kotor
The Bay of Kotor , known simply as Boka, is a winding bay of the Adriatic Sea in southwestern Montenegro. The bay, once called Europe's southernmost fjord, is in fact ...

Sveti Stefan

Sveti Stefan
Sveti Stefan, pronounced , now Aman Sveti Stefan including the Villa Miločer is a small islet and hotel resort in Montenegro, approximately 6 kilometres southeast of Budva.The resort includes the islet ...

Sutomore

Sutomore
Sutomore is a small coastal town in Bar Municipality, Montenegro. A 2011 census put the population at 2,004.HistorySutomore was called Spizza in Venetian, when it was under ...

Perast

Perast
Perast is an old town on the Bay of Kotor in Montenegro. It is situated a few kilometres northwest of Kotor and is noted for its proximity to the islets ...

Gusinje

Gusinje
Gusinje is a small town in Montenegro. According to the 2003 census, the town has a population of 1,704.NameIn Bosnian the town is known as Gusinje or ...

Lake Skadar

Lake Skadar
Lake Shkodër — also called Lake Scutari, Lake Shkodër and Lake Shkodra — lies on the border of Albania and Montenegro, the largest lake in the Balkan Peninsula. It is ...

Nikšić

Nikšić
Nikšić is the second largest city of Montenegro, with a total population of 57,278, located in the west of the country, in the centre of the spacious Nikšić field at ...

Mojkovac

Mojkovac
Mojkovac is a town in northern Montenegro. It has a population of 4,120 . Mojkovac is the centre of Mojkovac Municipality, which has a population of 10,066.FeaturesMojkovac ...

Igalo

Igalo
Igalo is a small town in the Herceg Novi municipality of Montenegro. It is accessible via the E65/E80 north headed to Dubrovnik, Croatia. According to the 2003 Census, it has ...

Dobrota

Dobrota
Dobrota is a town in the Kotor Municipality in coastal Montenegro. Although administratively a separate town, it is de facto part of Kotor, and encompasses most of Kotor's residential area, ...

Virpazar

Virpazar
Virpazar is a town in the Bar, Montenegro municipality, Montenegro. It is located in the Crmnica region, straddling the Crmnica river, which flows into nearby Skadar Lake. According to a ...

Montenegro+

Montenegro+
Montenegro , meaning "Black Mountain" is a sovereign state in Southeastern Europe. It has a coast on the Adriatic Sea to the south-west and is bordered by Croatia to the ...

Risan

Risan
Risan is a town in the Bay of Kotor, Montenegro. It traces its origins to the ancient settlement of Rhizon, the oldest settlement in the Bay of Kotor.Lying in the ...

Rožaje

Rožaje
Rožaje , is a town in northeastern Montenegro. It has a population of 9,567 Rožaje is the centre of the Rožaje Municipality.HistoryRožaje was first settled in the ...

Prčanj

Prčanj
Prčanj is a small town along the Bay of Kotor, Montenegro. According to the 2003 census, the town has a population of 1244 people.It is located 3 miles west of ...

Berane

Berane
Berane is one of the biggest towns of northeastern Montenegro and a former administrative centre of the Ivangrad District. It is a seat of one of many multi-ethnic and multi-religious ...

Đenovići

Đenovići
Đenovići is a small town in Montenegro. According to the 2003 census, the town has a population of 1272 people.Notable peopleVjenceslav Čižek, poet ...

Bijelo Polje

Bijelo Polje
Bijelo Polje is a town in northeastern Montenegro on the Lim River. It has an urban population of 15,400 . It is the administrative, economic, cultural and educational centre of ...

Stari Bar

Stari Bar
Stari Bar is a small town in Montenegro. In Italian and some English sources it is known as Antivari, and was called Antibarium in Latin. It is located inland, a ...

Meljine

Meljine
Meljine is a small town in Montenegro. According to the 2003 census, the town has a population of 1120 people. ...

Bijela, Herceg Novi

Bijela, Herceg Novi
Bijela is a coastal town in Herceg Novi Municipality, Montenegro. It is north of Herceg Novi, by the Verige strait of the Bay of Kotor. The 2003 census recorded a ...

Kumbor

Kumbor
Kumbor is a small town in Montenegro. According to the 2003 census, the town has a population of 1067 people. ...

Millennium Bridge

Millennium Bridge
Several bridges are known as the Millennium Bridge:in the United Kingdom:Gateshead Millennium BridgeLune Millennium Bridge, in Lancaster, EnglandMillennium Bridge, GlasgowMillennium Bridge in LondonMillennium Bridge Teesquay Millennium Footbridge in Stockton-on-TeesYork Millennium ...

Our Lady of the Rocks

Our Lady of the Rocks
Our Lady of the Rocks is one of the two islets off the coast of Perast in Bay of Kotor, Montenegro . It is an artificial island created by bulwark ...

Donja Lastva

Donja Lastva
Donja Lastva is a small town in Montenegro. According to the 2003 census, the town has a population of 733 people. ...

Kotor Cathedral

Kotor Cathedral
The Cathedral of Saint Tryphon in Kotor is one of two Roman Catholic cathedrals in Montenegro. It is the seat of the Croatian Catholic Bishopric of Kotor which covers the ...

Lake Skadar

Lake Skadar
Lake Shkodër — also called Lake Scutari, Lake Shkodër and Lake Shkodra — lies on the border of Albania and Montenegro, the largest lake in the Balkan Peninsula. It is ...

Rumija

Rumija
Rumija is a mountain in South Montenegro. The highest point of Rumija Mountain is Rumija, which is 1,594 m high.Rumija rises above the town of Bar, and is a natural Dinaric ...

Lovćen

Lovćen
Lovćen is a mountain and national park in southwestern Montenegro.Mount Lovćen rises from the borders of the Adriatic basin closing the long ang twisting bays of Boka Kotorska and making ...

Pljevlja

Pljevlja
Pljevlja is a town and the center of Pljevlja Municipality located in the northern part of Montenegro. The city lies at an altitude of 770 m . In the Middle Ages, ...

Sveti Đorđe

Sveti Đorđe
Ostrvo Sveti Đorđe is one of the two islets off the coast of Perast in Bay of Kotor, Montenegro . Unlike Gospa od Škrpjela, it is a natural island.The island ...

Tara River Canyon

Tara River Canyon
The Tara River Canyon , also known as the Tara River Gorge, is the longest canyon in Montenegro. It is 82 kilometers long and is 1,300 meters at its deepest, ...

Tuzi

Tuzi
Tuzi is a settlement in the Podgorica Municipality, Montenegro, located along a main road between the city of Podgorica and the Albanian border crossing, just a few kilometers north of ...

Mareza

Mareza
Mareza is a river in Montenegro. It is also a name of suburb of Podgorica, in which the river originates.The riverRiver Mareza is a small river that ...

Miholjska prevlaka

Miholjska prevlaka
Miholjska prevlaka, also known as "Island of Flowers", is an island in the Adriatic Sea in Boka Kotorska, in the Montenegrin municipality of Tivat.History and descriptionMiholjska prevlaka ...

Lake Piva

Lake Piva
Lake Piva is a reservoir in Montenegro. It is located in the northwest part of the country, in Plužine Municipality. The surface of the lake is 12.5 km², the length ...

Debeli Namet

Debeli Namet
Debeli Namet is a small glacier below the mountain of Šljeme in the Durmitor massif, Montenegro. This glacier exists well below the true snowline and is sustained by avalanching snow. ...

Sveti Marko Island

Sveti Marko Island
Sveti Marko is an island on the Adriatic Sea, in the Montenegrin municipality of Tivat.About the islandSveti Marko Island is located near the town of Tivat, in ...

Andrijevica

Andrijevica
Andrijevica is a town and the seat of Andrijevica Municipality in eastern Montenegro. It has a population of 1,073 .Andrijevica is considered unofficial centre of Vasojevići region.HistoryThe ...

Golubovci

Golubovci
Golubovci is a small town in the Podgorica Municipality of Montenegro. It is the seat of the Golubovci urban municipality, a subdivision of the Podgorica municipality. The town is located ...

Prijevor, Budva

Prijevor, Budva
Prijevor is a village within Budva Municipality in Montenegro. ...

Danilovgrad

Danilovgrad
Danilovgrad is a town in central Montenegro. It has a population of 5,208 . It is situated in the Danilovgrad Municipality which lies along the main route between Montenegro's two ...

Lovćen National Park

Lovćen National Park
Lovćen is a mountain and national park in southwestern Montenegro.Mount Lovćen rises from the borders of the Adriatic basin closing the long and twisting bays of Boka Kotorska and making ...

Morinj

Morinj
Morinjimae Station is a railway station on the Tobu Isesaki Line in Tatebayashi, Gunma, Japan, operated by the private railway operator Tobu Railway.LinesMorinjimae Station is served by ...

Podgoria

Podgoria
Podgoria is a commune in Buzău County, Romania. It is composed of five villages: Coţatcu, Oratia, Pleşeşti, Podgoria and Tăbăcari. ...

Rijeka Crnojevića

Rijeka Crnojevića
Rijeka Crnojevića is a city settlement in Montenegro beside the river of Crnojević - near the coast of Skadar lake.It is part of Old Royal Capital Cetinje. The Ottomans captured ...

Black Mountain

Black Mountain
Black Mountain may refer to:PlacesAustraliaBlack Mountain , a mountain in CanberraBlack Mountain, New South Wales, a village in Guyra Shire, New South WalesBlack Mountain, ...

King Nikola’s Palace

King Nikola’s Palace
King Nikola's Palace is located in Cetinje, Montenegro, and for more than 50 years served as the seat of the Montenegrin Royal family. In 1926 it became a museum, from 1980 ...

Museums & Galleries of Podgorica

Museums & Galleries of Podgorica
A museum is an institution that cares for a collection of artifacts and other objects of artistic, cultural, historical, or scientific importance and makes them available for public viewing through ...