15 Best Places That You Must Visit in Montenegro

By Two Monkeys Travel - Contributor March 5th, 2020 Posted in Europe Travel Blog, Travel Blog No comments

Montenegro offers not only beautiful mountains and crystal clear beaches, but it is also boasting with awesome places. Places that offer historical knowledge and exciting adventures. In this article, we listed the best places to visit in Montenegro.

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If you’re planning to travel any of the Balkan countries, you shouldn’t miss Montenegro! This small country is popular among tourists for its diversity and awesome attractions. Visitors will surely have a good time spending their holiday here. From mountains and beaches to the old towns. Everything that would feed your travel goals, you will find them in this wonderful country.

Places to Visit in Montenegro

1. Kotor Old City

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This is a small but exciting old town located in Kotor. Filled with numerous shops, restaurants, museums, churches, and a Hard Rock Cafe. The old town has small alley streets and great architectures that are worth to visit. Even at night, this place is very dreamy. The view of the bay and the mountains makes it an even more magical place!

Suggested Tour: 1.5-Hour Guided Walking Tour

2. Castle Of San Giovanni

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Photo by Alexandr Bormotin

A must place to visit in Montenegro! Be prepared for a lot of stairs. These narrow path all the way up might bring difficulties for those who are not physically fit. It is advisable to bring water when you intend to climb up to the top. It will take you at least 40-50 minutes of a climb before you reach the top. However, the stunning view of Kotor, Montenegro is such a worthy reward after.

Suggested Tour: 1.5-Hour Private Walking Tour

3. Bobotov Kuk

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Hiking to the Bobotov Kuk would be one of the best experiences you’ll have in Montenegro. It will be a tough walk on the legs as half of the trail is basically rock scrambling. Despite the fact that it’s a bit challenging especially for beginners, the 360-degree view at the top is absolutely worth it. If you plan to climb Bobotov Kuk, make sure to wear proper clothes, especially shoes as there’s a lot of loose rocks and stones.

4. Skadar Lake

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Photo by Antoine Similon

Skadar Lake is surrounded by mountains that are breathtaking. For a more magical moment, you can pay to ride a boat on the lake. This is one of the most exciting ways to feel the special quiet and dramatic landscape between the Skadar lake and the old capital of Montenegro.

Suggested Tour: Skadar Lake National Park with Wine Tasting

5. Bay of Kotor

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Photo by Faruk Kaymak

Bay of Kotor is the longest and deepest fjord in Southern Europe. Which is why it is also the most popular tourist attractions in Montenegro. The emerald-colored clear water and surrounding mountains are truly amazing. Along the coastline, you’ll find many restaurants & places for refreshments. You can also take an exciting boat ride around the bay. Which stops at Our Lady’s of the Rocks Island located in the middle of the bay. Bay of Kotor might be one of the most beautiful bay in the world, don’t miss the opportunity to visit here.

Suggested Tour: Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Bus and Walking Tour

6. Church Of Saint John

Boasting with beauty both inside and out, Church of Saint John in Bar, Montenegro is a place to be! The interiors are absolutely breathtaking with colorful paintings and high ceilings. You could spend hours just by staring at the paintings inside. The exterior is as stunning as the interior. With its unique architecture, you won’t believe that this church is actually the 21st-century church. Built-in the modern-day era, the Church of Saint John still has that touch of Byzantine structure. Don’t forget to visit this picturesque church when you’re in Montenegro.

7. Crno Lake

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Photo by Shant Dem

Another lake in Montenegro that you shouldn’t miss. The lake itself is already amazing by its color, but it is also located in a marvelous landscape, being surrounded by forests and having mountain peaks into the background. If you want a more peaceful and quiet time, you should go here in the morning. You will not only get the chance to appreciate the place’s beauty but this is also a place where you can swim. As of this writing, the price of the 1-day ticket to the national park is 3 EUR.

8. Tara River Canyon

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Photo by Mika Korhonen

Tara River Canyon is the deepest canyon in Europe, and the second deepest in the world after the Grand Canyon of Colorado, USA. Unlike the grand canyon in America, this canyon is clogged with vegetation on both banks of the turquoise river cutting through it and all up to each side. Rafting on the Tara River is also an activity that you should do here. If you still have the energy, you can try zip lining! This is the place for adventurers and nature lovers at the same time.

Suggested Tour: Montenegro Tara Rafting

9. Durmitor National Park Visitor Centre

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Photo by Daniel Hering

This center is home to the natural history collection of the National Park, a shop selling souvenirs, handicraft items, as well as a room for the screening of films. It is located in the main building of the National Park. And is a place where you can receive all the information related to the tourist offer of the area. The place is also quiet and beautiful giving you that tranquil feeling.

Suggested Tour: Durmitor, Tara & Ostrog Monastery Day Trip

10. Lovcen National Park

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Photo by Boyko Blagoev CC BY 2.0

The panoramic views of the park are absolutely breathtaking. The Lovcen National park has a moderate continental and mountain climate, influenced by the Mediterranean climate. The tallest peaks are Stirovnik that measures 1.749m above sea level and Jezierski Vrh which is 1.657m above sea level. There are picnic benches and paved paths available through the park.

Suggested Tour: Full-Day Tour to Lovcen National Park & More

11. Porto Montenegro

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Photo by Anna & Michal

Porto Montenegro offers tourists a luxurious experience. The area is clean and modern with stunning views. It is also a good place for a lovely walk. Very clear, beautiful and luxurious. High-end restaurants, expensive boutiques, and nice supermarket Bonilla. The place is so gorgeous that it is being compared to Monaco minus the hustle and bustle in the city.

Suggested Tour: Blue Cave Private Boat Tour

12. City Walls

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Photo by Evelyn Paris

A hard climb at the city walls is required to enjoy the views along the way and from the fortress when you get to the top. Make sure that you’re wearing a good pair of shoes as the wall up and around can get fairly steep and uneven.

Suggested Tour: Private Walking Tour with Wine and Food Tasting

13. Njegos Mausoleum

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In order to reach the Njegos Mausoleum, tourists need to climb up the 461 stairs. This mausoleum was opened in 1974 making it the mausoleum at the highest altitude in the world at the time. As of this writing, the fee is worth 3 EUR into the park and 5 EUR up to the mausoleum.

Suggested Tour: Day Trip to Lovcen & Skadar Lake

14. Tara Bridge

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Photo by Alex Alishevskikh CC BY-SA 2.0

The views from the bridge to the canyon and the surrounding mountains are a sight to see. There are some small shops and restaurants on both ends of the bridge. There are also two zip lines so you can slide from one side of the hill to the other. You can also try rafting for a more adrenaline rush.

15. Altstadt (Old Town) Budva

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Photo by Ender Vatan

The Old Town Budva is charming and historical. There are some little shops, cafes, pubs, and restaurants within the walls that give you plenty of choices day and night. You’ll also find jewelry and souvenir shops which are perfect before you leave the city.

Suggested Tour: Budva and Sveti Stefan Island

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Now that you have an idea about the places to visit in Montenegro, what are you waiting for? Pack your things and book that flight for an adventure that awaits you!

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