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Montenegro, a secret paradise.

Montenegro is a secret paradise, a Balkan country with rugged mountains, medieval villages and a narrow strip of beaches along its Adriatic coastline between Albania and Croatia.

The Bay of Kotor, resembling a fjord, is dotted with coastal churches and fortified towns such as Kotor and Herceg Novi. Durmitor National Park, home to bears and wolves, encompasses limestone peaks, glacial lakes and 1,300m-deep Tara River Canyon.

The city of Budva is the place to be on the Montenegro cost. The city hosts a fancy marina full of luxury yachts and a medieval fort with narrow streets full of souvenir shops. Lots of restaurants and small hotels and apartments for rent make the place very tourist friendly.

The beaches are mostly made of small stones so the water is very clear and clean but you need beach shoos to fell comfortable.

Costs are high in season (mid Jun to mid September) as reach Yacht owners and Nord Europeans flood the little country so expect to spend 75 Euro / day or more.

Best to visit as part of your Balkan car tour ( Bulgaria, Macedonia, Albania, Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia)

Safety: Very Good

Cost: High

ATM coverage: Good

Currency exchange: YES

Local transportation: Decent

Hotels: Good

Mobile networks / WiFi: Good

Roads: Good

International transport: Decent

People attitude to tourists: Good


Here are some pictures from my trip: