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We’re going.. Montenegro!


That’s right, we have now booked our flights and a private apartment overlooking the Adriatic Sea. Montenegro won our hearts as soon as we discovered the sheer beauty, scenic views and varied culture. What attracted us the most is the fact it’s not become a typical tourist trap and hopefully has some hidden gems we can share with you all. Kate pulled a 2:1 out …

That’s right, we have now booked our flights and a private apartment overlooking the Adriatic Sea. Montenegro won our hearts as soon as we discovered the sheer beauty, scenic views and varied culture. What attracted us the most is the fact it’s not become a typical tourist trap and hopefully has some hidden gems we can share with you all. Kate pulled a 2:1 out of the bag from her BA hons Degree in Fine Art, so what better way to celebrate. 😀

In September we’ll be saying good bye England (for a short while), and saying hello to Montenegro! – and what a beautiful place it is… one not to miss from what we have been told so far..

So where is Montenegro?

You’ll discover Montenegro in the south of the Adriatic Sea. Unique in many ways, Montenegro is jammed packed with natural beauty, mild beaches, clear water lakes, river rapids; all surrounded by mountains. This pearl of the Mediterranean will not disappoint. There really aren’t many places where you can wake up in the morning along the beautiful Adriatic coast, have lunch on the banks of a beautiful lake (Skadar), and enjoy an evening walk up in the mountains.

Montenegro has centuries of architecture, remains of fallen empires, ancient aqueducts, Turkish spas on one side of the country with urban architecture the other. Montenegro is home to the cleanest river in Europe, the biggest lake on the Balkans, the longest underground river in the world and of many other interesting things.

With just 0.14% surface area of Europe, Montenegro is full of geographic, historical, cultural, and natural sights that will make you come back again and again. With so much history to its name, Montenegro is a great role model for the fight of freedom for its own existence.

You’ll also discover 4 national parks, one of the last rainforests and the deepest canyon in the world after Colorado all here.

Whether you are after an action packed trip exploring the sights, or merely enjoying the mild beaches along the Adriatic coast, Montenegro has it all on offer.

 

Places to visit

Budva


Highlights: Tara Canyon, Tara Bridge (Zip line, Rafting Excursions), Citadel Budva, Altstadt (Old Town) Budva.

 

Kotor

Highlights: Bay of Kotor, Old Town Kotor, The Church of Our Lady of the Rock (boat rip), Blue Grotto (Plava Spilja)

 

Bar

Highlights: Old Fortress, Stari Bar, Sveti Stefan

 

Lovcen National Park

Ostrog Monastery

Lake Skadar National Park

I think it’s safe to say we are both excited to explore Montenegro and I hope the photos have inspired you to think twice about this little country on the map. After all, it’s nicknamed the pearl of the Mediterranean for a reason! We are planning to hire a car to visit all the sights, the good thing is everything is easily accessible by road, including Croatia! YES! I’ve finally found my chance to also explore Dubrovnik, the stunning walled Croatian city. (more to follow on this)

For now, if you have any info on Montenegro please let us know. Have you been before and think we’ve missed out something truly majestic? Let us know in the comments below

 

Article written by Adam Boston

Discover the most inspiring travel stories, must do adventures, and photography of the world seen through the eyes of Adam. Uncovering what the world has to offer, from one country to another.

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  • Catherine

    Commented on 14/07/2014 at 22:21

    Wow, it really does look stunning, and sounds like there’s a lot to see and do! Looking forward to hearing about what you get up to while your there 🙂

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    • Adam Boston

      Commented on 15/07/2014 at 08:32

      Thanks Catherine, we really are so excited to go somewhere not many have been before on the typical travel route.

      For such a small country it has an abundance of things to do and places to visit 😀

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  • Katie

    Commented on 14/07/2014 at 22:25

    wow – I’ve honestly never known anyone to head to Montenegro and after reading this I’m not really sure why – it looks gorgeous and there’s a ton to do!
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    • Adam Boston

      Commented on 15/07/2014 at 08:34

      Thanks Katie, we’ll be sure to keep you posted when we go with all the things we do. – I know what you mean by how stunning it looks, yet you don’t hear of many people going, which in a way should make it even more special – like it’s been untouched by too much tourism 🙂

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  • Katie

    Commented on 15/07/2014 at 03:24

    I visited Montenegro while living in Croatia. The scenery is stunning, and the beaches are simple and authentic. One of Europe’s most underrated countries, or best kept secrets. Have a great trip!!
    Katie
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    • Adam Boston

      Commented on 15/07/2014 at 08:37

      Hi Katie, it’s great to find someone who’s been before! Do you have any hidden gems to share? Any places we should spend longer at or go out our way to visit?

      We are planning to visit Dubrovnik in Croatia whilst in Montenegro, just to get a little taster of the Croatian life. – Really looking forward to it!

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  • Karyn @ Not Done Travelling

    Commented on 16/07/2014 at 02:09

    Wow, I had no idea Montenegro was so beautiful! It looks awesome!

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    • Adam Boston

      Commented on 16/07/2014 at 08:12

      We are so excited! We’ll be sure to blog all the places of interest we uncover 🙂

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  • Nick Paton

    Commented on 22/07/2014 at 08:38

    Awesome, I look forward to seeing your take on Montenegro! Budva looks especially beautiful.
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    • Adam Boston

      Commented on 05/09/2014 at 13:10

      Thanks Nick – Not long to go now. We’ll be sure to update you on our adventures

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  • Sergio

    Commented on 22/07/2014 at 12:29

    I know two person who travel to Montenegro and they came back surprised. (and we live in one of the best beaches area of Europe). I, m looking forward to visit Montenegro.

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  • frankaboutcroatia

    Commented on 29/07/2014 at 20:07

    On your way from Montenegro to Dubrovnik, visit a village of Perast (close to Kotor). It’s really pretty and worth a detour (actually it’s on the main road if you decide not to take a ferry). Have fun in Montenegro!
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    • Adam Boston

      Commented on 29/07/2014 at 20:23

      Thanks for the tip! We will definitely take your advice and stop off on the way! – we will visit Perast when we go to “Our lady of the rocks” 🙂

      We are also hiring a car so if you have any other tips or places to visit please let us know

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