Montenegro

Montenegro is a country located in Southeastern Europe. It has a coast on the Adriatic Sea to the south and borders Croatia to the west, Bosnia and Herzegovina to the northwest, Serbia to the northeast and Albania to the southeast.

Attractions in Montenegro include Boka Kotorska which some say is most beautiful bay in Europe, with historic old towns of Kotor (Unesco world heritage site), Perast, Herceg and Novi. Tara canyon, the deepest canyon in Europe. Rafting down the Tara river is among the most popular tourist activities in the Montenegro.

In Northern Montenegro, sights include Biogradska gora, the last rainforest in Europe. Skadar lake, the largest lake on the Balkans, and the natural habitat of the very diverse flora and fauna and Ostrog monastery, situated on the almost vertical cliff of Mount Ostrog. Sveti Stefan, picturesque town-hotel, a former fishermen town on the small peninsula near Budva.

Things to See & Do

* Boka Kotorska Bay
* Tara Canyon
* Skadar lake
* Ostrog monastery
* Sveti Stefan town

General Information

Cruise Season – Feb to Dec
Currency – Euro (EUR)
Language – Montenegrin Serbian, Bosnian, Albanian and Croatian
Land Area – 13, 812 km²
Population – 685,000 approx.
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code – + 382

Port Location – There are ports located in Kotor, Ulcinj, Bar, Budva and Novi on the Adriatic coast.

Travel Links – Podgorica airport is Montenegro's main international airport. It is situated 12km (7.5 miles) south of Podgorica. It is a hub for Montenegro's national airline carrier, Montenegro Airlines, which maintains regular flights from Podgorica to Belgrade,
Budapest, Zurich, Frankfurt, Ljubljana, Paris, Rome and Vienna.

One can get from the airport to Podgorica center by taking the
minibus, which usually waits in front of the terminal. Taxi to the center will be more expensive, usually 10+ euros. There are also bus lines connecting the airport with some other Montenegro cities.

Tivat airport is situated near the city of Tivat, on the Montenegin coast. It has regular flights to Belgrade throughout the year, and has charter flights to major European destinations during the summer. Tivat airport is 20km from Budva and Herceg-Novi and 60 km from Bar.

Dubrovnik airport in Croatia is half hour drive from the Montenegro border, and coastal city of Herceg-Novi, and is served by many major airlines, so it might be a good option for tourist coming by plane.

There is regular passenger train service from Subotica through Novi Sad and Belgrade. Train goes through Bijelo Polje, Kolasin, Podgorica and ends in Bar, Montenegro's main seaport. Travel by train is cheapest way to get to Montenegro, but the quality of service is not very good. There are overnight trains with sleeping which must be booked in advance, but are a more comfortable option. Montenegro is well connected with neighbouring countries, except Albania. During the summer, more seasonal lines are being introduced.

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