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Most Beautiful Places To Visit in Montenegro

By Janani - August 30, 2020
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Despite being one of the smallest countries in the Balkans, Montenegro has made it’s way to the list of most sought after tourist destinations. This tiny country with irresistible nature and exquisite towns has more to offer. Wanna know what are the beautiful places to visit in Montenegro? You are on the right page. From beaches to its magnificent mountains, Montenegro is surely one of the most beautiful countries in the world. Read on to know more about most beautiful places to visit in Montenegro.

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Most Beautiful Places to Visit in Montenegro

Here’s a curated list of the most beautiful places to visit in Montenegro that you shouldn’t miss in your Balkan travel itinerary.

  1. Perast
  2. Kotor Old Town
  3. Durmitor National Park
  4. Lake Skadar
  5. Tara River Canyon
  6. Ostrog Monastery
  7. Budva Old Town
  8. Sveti Stefan

1. Perast

Perast in Montenegaro
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Perast is a tiny hillside town located in the middle of the Bay of Kotor. The Single main street is overflowing with crumbling bell towers, adorable architecture and romantic seaside cafes. When you are here, make sure to try the Perasaka Torta, a delicious almond cake. Perast is known for its grand marble palazzos, picturesque churches, Renaissance and Baroque palaces, etc. Perast is also houses of one of the most unique chapels in the world.

2. Kotor Old Town

Kotor Montenegro People
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Any trip to Montenegro is incomplete if Kotor is not a part of the itinerary. Kotor Old town is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Kotor is well known for its Medieval Roman churches, Venetian palaces, Byzantine towers, St. John’s fort and orange-roofed houses.

3. Durmitor National Park

green grass field with trees and fog
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The Durmitor National Park located at the Northern corner of Montenegro. It is a well-known destination for hiking, kayaking and some other adventure activities. There are a number of trails available here, of them the most famous one is the day hike to the Sumit of Bobotov Kuk. 

Durmitor is a massif located on a plateau that is 1500 m above the sea level. It is surrounded by high mountains, deep canyons and glacial lakes. The dramatic landscape of Durmitor is impressive, which is the reason why it is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Montenegro

4. Lake Skadar

Lake Skadar in Montenegro
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Lake Skadar is the largest lake in the Balkan region. It covers more than 500 sq. km. This lake serves as a nesting ground for migratory and endemic birds. Anytime is the best time, to visit this lake. While there are a number of ways to visit the lake, taking a train from Podgorica to Bar is the highly suggested one. The last leg of this train journey i.e. from Belgrade to Bar is considered as one of the most beautiful train rides in the world

5. Tara River Canyon

Tara River Canyon
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Tara River Canyon is the largest canyon in Montenegro and is also the second-largest Canyon in the world. It is also one of the most beautiful natural areas in Montenegro where the waterway flows down from Bosnia and Herzegovina forming a natural border between the two countries. 

Bridge over the Tara Canyon
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The water flowing down opens into a gorge. Along the gorge is Durdevica Bridge which is one of the most beautiful spots in Montenegro.

6. Ostrog Monastery

Ostrog Monastery
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The Ostrog Monastery is one of the most sacred orthodox Christian sites in Montenegro. This monastery rests on a mountain cliff at about 900 m above the Zeta valley. This white monastery is an absolute marvel. The more impressive feature is the colourful iconographic mosaics made by pressing tiny glass and stone directly into the surface of the rock. This monastery without a doubt is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Montenegro

7. Budva Old Town

Budva Old town
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The Budva Old town is the most-visited place in Montenegro. It is referred to as a more glamorous version of Kotor. Stari Grad, the mini marbled streets and Venetian wall located here is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Budva is not everyone’s cup of tea however, it is indeed worth visiting the stone alleyways of the walled Old town.

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8. Sveti Stefan

Muntenegru, Sveti Stefan, Insulă, Vacanţă, Plajă, Soare
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The Island of Sveti Stefan is located to the south of the Budva and Bay of Kotor. It started its life as a fishing village in the 15th century. Since it was an isolated islet, the island was fortified in order to protect its people from the invasions of Pirates and the Ottomans. The island is now joined to the mainland by a narrow causeway. However, you can access the island only if you are a guest of the Aman hotel. This incredibly beautiful island is without a doubt, one of the most beautiful places to visit in Montenegro. No matter where you stay, the island can be viewed from anywhere.

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Apart from the above-mentioned places, the other beautiful places to visit in Montenegro are Lovcen National Park, Tivat, Herceg Novi, etc. From dramatic landscapes, stunning beaches, astounding views to wine tasting and shopping – Montenegro has everything in it. If you are looking to explore such hidden gems, keep reading Pickyourtrail Blogs. Browse through the Pickyourtrail’s website and plan your vacation. Check-out some of our best-selling European Packages; Step-out and explore the unexplored! Need more help? Drop us a WhatsApp query, we will get in touch with you.

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