Tuesday, August 18, 2009


Montenegro is easily available from Central Europe by car, train or bus, but there are several cheap airlines to Podgorica as well, which offer you flight tickets for quite reasonable prices.

As for accommodation, there is a huge variety of hotels, and in summertime, nice seaside camps are at your disposal. The Montenegrin seaside has plenty of gorgeous beaches, not to mention that temperatures are above 18°C at least for six months a year.

The mountainous parts of the country contain 35 bigger lakes (!) and 4 national parks, which are said to be the most attractive and ecologically best preserved nature reserves (Durmitor, Biogradska gora, Lake Skadar, and Lovcen). They want to establish two more (Orjen and Prokletije) in the near future.

Lake Plav is one of the most popular starting points for hikers - you can make some really good excursions from here, into the Prokletije Mountains on the Albanian border.

Gusinje, the last village before the border, is also famous for its mosque.
Lake Shkoder – once there, you should definitely make a boat excursion on this beautiful lake, located along the peninsula, covered by dense reeds. It’s a complete labyrinth of islands, and in many places there are water lilies - ideal living conditions for about 270 species of birds, which are very much endangered.

Rijeka Crnojevica also has a compelling landscape, and a breathtaking panorama unique to the whole Europe. Take a short walk along the river, and to the charming village of Rijeka Crnojevica, a small settlement that used to be a busy commercial centre in the Middle Ages. The first books in Cyrillic script were printed here, now it is a quiet fishing town.

For more information about tourism and programs in Montenegro, one can visit the official site of National Tourism Organization of Montenegro.