Mon­tene­gro is con­sid­ered one of the most pop­u­lar tourist routes for both trav­el­ers from Europe and the coun­tries of the for­mer CIS. There are many rea­sons for this, includ­ing amaz­ing nat­ur­al diver­si­ty, many beau­ti­ful mon­u­ments, rea­son­able prices and good tourist infra­struc­ture. Many peo­ple come here to see the sights of Mon­tene­gro. The cli­mate of the coun­try, cov­er­ing var­i­ous cli­mat­ic zones, deserves spe­cial atten­tion. The south of the coun­try is pop­u­lar with beach tourists, while in the north there is some­thing inter­est­ing for ski lovers. Next, let’s move on to the list of the most pop­u­lar places to vis­it that you should include in your list while trav­el­ing.

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St Stephen’s Island

Let’s start the review from the island of St. Stephen. This unique place is unit­ed with the main­land of Mon­tene­gro by a nar­row isth­mus, along which a bridge pass­es. The island of St. Stephen is famous for its fortress and is the nation­al sym­bol of the coun­try. You can find this attrac­tion 5 kilo­me­ters from the pop­u­lar city of Bud­va. The tour will allow you to vis­it many ancient archi­tec­tur­al mar­vels, includ­ing three church­es. The island has sev­er­al restau­rants and many cafes where you can sit and enjoy the beau­ti­ful scenery. It is worth not­ing that the archi­tec­ture of the island of St. Stephen was care­ful­ly restored dur­ing sev­er­al recon­struc­tions, which allowed every­thing to return to its tra­di­tion­al look. There are a num­ber of hotels on the island where you can stay overnight. Today this is the only way to get to the island, because due to the high demand only hotel guests are allowed here.

saint stephan island

City of Budva

Dur­ing your trip around the coun­try, be sure to vis­it the city of Bud­va. Many sights of Mon­tene­gro are con­cen­trat­ed in its Old Town. Among the places of inter­est are numer­ous tem­ples, old hous­es, as well as hotels, shops and cafes. The archi­tec­ture of the Venet­ian style is clear­ly traced in the build­ings. All bal­conies and win­dows are dec­o­rat­ed with beau­ti­ful flow­ers, cre­at­ing a fab­u­lous atmos­phere. Bud­va is con­sid­ered one of the most beau­ti­ful cities in Europe for a rea­son. Numer­ous tourists leave rave reviews after vis­it­ing these beau­ties.

budva city

City of Kotor

One of the most pop­u­lar cities in Mon­tene­gro is Kotor and its old quar­ter. Here you will find wind­ing streets, old build­ings and many church­es. This is one of the best des­ti­na­tions in Europe for explor­ing the atmos­phere of the Mid­dle Ages. The old town of Kotor was found­ed as a fortress and part of its defen­sive walls have sur­vived to this day. Inside there are more than a dozen tem­ples, many palaces and oth­er archi­tec­tur­al mon­u­ments.

city ​​of kotor

Island of the Virgin on the Reef

Anoth­er amaz­ing island of Mon­tene­gro is a place sur­round­ed by leg­ends. It is known that the island was cre­at­ed arti­fi­cial­ly, but the true rea­son for the foun­da­tion has not been unrav­eled. Most like­ly, the island of sev­er­al thou­sand square meters in the Ion­ian Sea was cre­at­ed for the con­struc­tion of the Catholic Church of the Vir­gin in the 17th cen­tu­ry. Tourists have access not only to the won­der­ful facade, but also to the impres­sive inte­ri­or of the tem­ple. Dur­ing the tour you will have the chance to see a num­ber of rare paint­ings and mosaics. Also on the island is an old light­house, a muse­um of Our Lady of the Reef and a small gift shop where you can buy gifts for your loved ones. Do not miss the chance to admire the beau­ti­ful nature and the moun­tain peaks sur­round­ing the bay.

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Cathedral of Saint Tryphon

Anoth­er reli­gious attrac­tion of Mon­tene­gro, which should be includ­ed in your tourist list. The Cathe­dral of St. Tryphon is notable for being the main church of Catholics in the Balka­ns. But not just believ­ers come here, but also many ordi­nary tourists. The tem­ple was built in the twelfth cen­tu­ry, but dur­ing its his­to­ry it has expe­ri­enced a num­ber of destruc­tions and sub­se­quent recon­struc­tions. These recon­struc­tions were the rea­son for the mix­ing of archi­tec­tur­al styles from dif­fer­ent eras. Baroque, Renais­sance, as well as Byzan­tine and Roman styles are mixed here. The cathe­dral keeps the relics of the Holy Tryphon, as well as a num­ber of sculp­tures.

Prevlaka Island

Pre­vla­ka is also called the Island of Flow­ers. A place with such a beau­ti­ful name is locat­ed in the Tivat Bay of Mon­tene­gro. The coun­try is famous for its pic­turesque islands, but this one occu­pies a spe­cial posi­tion among them. The tiny island, a few hun­dred meters in size, was named after its extra­or­di­nary veg­e­ta­tion, char­ac­ter­is­tic of the Mediter­ranean basin. Tourists get to the island along a small isth­mus that con­nects it with the main­land. This attrac­tion of Mon­tene­gro is vis­it­ed by a huge num­ber of tourists from all over the world.

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Tara river canyon

One of the great­est canyons in Europe is the Tara Riv­er Canyon, 1300 meters deep. Many call it the Grand Canyon of Europe. This attrac­tion of Mon­tene­gro is a must-see for every­one who trav­els around the coun­try. Dense green forests stretch along the entire gorge, over which rocky ledges hang. You can enjoy the purest moun­tain air and admire the beau­ty of the canyon from the view­ing plat­forms. There are spe­cial reser­voirs for swim­ming with clean cool water. There is some­thing inter­est­ing here for lovers of water­falls, cas­cades can be found every­where. There are also archi­tec­tur­al mon­u­ments, such as the Dzhur­dzhe­vich Bridge, and a num­ber of ancient build­ings from dif­fer­ent eras. In the list of the largest canyons on Earth, Tara occu­pies a lead­ing posi­tion.

Monastery Ostrog

Any list of Mon­tene­grin sights would be incom­plete with­out this majes­tic Ortho­dox monastery, merged with the Ostrog rock. You can find this mon­u­ment 15 kilo­me­ters from the city of Danilov­grad if you go to the moun­tains. The low­er and upper Ostrog Monastery includes a num­ber of cells where monks have lived for a long time. This place is unique as one of the most iso­lat­ed monas­ter­ies with­in Europe.

ostrog monastery

Skadar lake

This is the largest lake in the Balka­ns with stun­ning nature, excel­lent oppor­tu­ni­ties for fish­ing and tourism. A num­ber of attrac­tions have con­cen­trat­ed along its banks, includ­ing church­es and tem­ples. In small towns along the shores of the lake, you can always find an inex­pen­sive hotel where to stay to explore the beau­ties of Skadar. Do not miss the chance to vis­it one of the local restau­rants and try the tra­di­tion­al Mon­tene­grin cui­sine. It is pos­si­ble to sign up for a boat tour of the lake, or walk along one of the routes along the shore.

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skadar lake

Gornja Lastva village

This ancient set­tle­ment is locat­ed on the shores of the Bay of Kotor, not far from Tivat. The vil­lage has become famous among trav­el­ers for its authen­tic archi­tec­ture and stun­ning nature, along with a pic­turesque loca­tion. Here you will have the oppor­tu­ni­ty to enjoy the peace and tran­quil­i­ty alone with the untouched nature of Mon­tene­gro.

Mount Lovcen

Among the attrac­tions of Mon­tene­gro are dom­i­nat­ed by nat­ur­al won­ders, which also include Mount Lov­cen. It sep­a­rates two cli­mat­ic zones, sea and moun­tain. Here you can find an amaz­ing vari­ety of plants and ani­mals. For this rea­son, the moun­tain was pro­tect­ed with­in the bound­aries of the reserve of the same name, which is includ­ed in the list of the most beau­ti­ful nation­al parks in Europe. In addi­tion to the beau­ties of nature, there are sev­er­al mas­ter­pieces of archi­tec­ture here, which the guide will tell you about dur­ing the tour.

mountain lovchen

Mausoleum of Negosh

Perched on a high rock, the Negosh Mau­soleum seems to be float­ing in the sky. It was built of stone in the sec­ond half of the 20th cen­tu­ry and is dec­o­rat­ed with a gild­ed roof. This place is very pop­u­lar among tourists due to the stun­ning views from the obser­va­tion deck of the Mau­soleum. Keep in mind that get­ting here is not easy and it will take a long time to climb on foot, so before the trip, get some exer­cise and get in shape.

negosha in montenegro

Blue Cave

The Blue Cave is sur­round­ed by leg­ends that say that dur­ing the time of pirates, jew­els and loot­ed trea­sures were hid­den here. Today it is a tourist attrac­tion of Mon­tene­gro, very pop­u­lar among tourists and divers. The Blue Cave is locat­ed near the town of Her­zog Novi, from where excur­sions on boats depart. The vault of the cave allows you to swim right inside. Con­sid­er the fact that the amaz­ing blue col­or of the water pre­vails only in the first half of the day, when the bright rays of the sun enter the grot­to.

blue cave

black lake

Black Lake is of glacial ori­gin and includes 2 reser­voirs — large and small. Untouched dense for­est grows along the shores of the lake, cov­er­ing the slopes of the sur­round­ing moun­tains. It is its reflec­tion that pro­vides the dark col­or of the water. This place is pop­u­lar among hik­ers, for whom there are sev­er­al hik­ing trails.

black lake

Dzhurdzhevich Bridge

Dzhur­dzhe­vich Bridge is a unique struc­ture across the Tara Riv­er, built in the twen­ti­eth cen­tu­ry and at the time of con­struc­tion is the high­est bridge in Europe. The con­crete bridge includes 5 arch­es with a total length of 365 meters. Numer­ous tourists come to see this icon­ic land­mark of Mon­tene­gro. Many peo­ple vis­it the bridge dur­ing a tour of the pic­turesque Tara Canyon, which has already been described above. If you wish, you can stay at one of the hotels in the Dzhur­dzhe­vich Bridge area, where there is also a park­ing lot and sev­er­al shops.

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dzhurdzhevich bridge

Durmitor National Park

One of the largest reserves in Europe was cre­at­ed in the mid­dle of the 20th cen­tu­ry. Dur­mi­tor con­sists of sev­er­al moun­tain peaks and includes the canyons of the Tara, Dra­ga and Sushit­sa rivers. It also includes the Komar­it­sa plateau. This is an amaz­ing place where you have a chance to see dozens of glacial lakes, go on a tour through pine forests and taste spring water. The flo­ra and fau­na of the Dur­mi­tor park is dis­tin­guished by its amaz­ing diver­si­ty, as one of the rich­est nat­ur­al won­ders of Mon­tene­gro. If you love nature, then do not miss the chance to vis­it this place and go hik­ing in the Dur­mi­tor Nation­al Park.

durmitor park

Becici beach

The sights of Mon­tene­gro include a num­ber of beau­ti­ful beach­es, one of the most pop­u­lar of which is Beci­ci beach. It is locat­ed a few kilo­me­ters from Bud­va and has all the nec­es­sary infra­struc­ture for recre­ation, includ­ing umbrel­las, sun loungers, attrac­tions, cafes and oth­er attrib­ut­es of a full-fledged resort. A prom­e­nade sev­er­al kilo­me­ters long leads along the beach, shel­tered in the shade of trees. Here you can take a walk in the sum­mer heat and relax in the evening, watch­ing the sun­set.

becici beach

Saint George Island

The island of St. George is a pri­vate prop­er­ty in the Bay of Kotor. In the ninth cen­tu­ry, a Bene­dic­tine abbey monastery was built here, which was razed to the ground by an earth­quake a few cen­turies lat­er. Lat­er, a beau­ti­ful church appeared on the island, which has sur­vived to this day. You have a chance to vis­it the muse­um of the island and admire the paint­ings of the pop­u­lar Mon­tene­grin artist Dobrice­vic.

saint george island

Savina Monastery

The Sav­ina Monastery was found­ed ten cen­turies ago on the shores of the Bay of Kotor. The male Ortho­dox monastery was built in hon­or of the most respect­ed saint in the Balka­ns — St. Sava. This reli­gious land­mark of Mon­tene­gro includes sev­er­al church­es, a ceme­tery and monas­tic cells.

Savina

Bay of Kotor

The amaz­ing Mediter­ranean bay goes deep into the con­ti­nent for three dozen kilo­me­ters. Since ancient times, the Kotor Fjord has served as a shel­ter for numer­ous ships hid­ing here dur­ing severe storms. As a result, it is on the shores of the bay that the largest num­ber of his­tor­i­cal mon­u­ments are con­cen­trat­ed. Just stop at one of the towns on the shores of the Bay of Kotor, from where you can trav­el along the coast by bike, on foot, or by car.

Bay of Kotor

Citadel of Budva

Among the sights of Bud­va, the medieval Citadel stands out. It includes a com­plex of ancient ruins sur­round­ed by defen­sive walls. The citadel includes the Church of St. Mary, the square of the citadel and a num­ber of oth­er struc­tures. There is a restau­rant in one of the tow­ers, as well as a muse­um with an out­stand­ing col­lec­tion of exhibits.

citadel of budva