Explore The Breathtaking Beauty That Is Montenegro; 10 Old Sites

Many people (Americans I should say, myself included) are unaware that Montenegro is actually ex Yugoslavia! Just as its nature, the history of Montenegro is colorful! Every part of this beautiful country will tell the curious traveler interesting stories from the various periods of time.

1. Visit Kotor Old City

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Kotor is an old city and it is not only charming and cute, but emanates history and elegance of an old maritime town. Walk the streets and stop into all the little shops and pass by beautiful churches and restaurants. Take a boat tour with Miki Travel Kotor – where you spend two and half hours on the sea with an extremely nice captain and boat crew. The tour starts from Kotor and your first stop is at Gospa od Škrpjela. After 30minutes for sightseeing – you jump back into the boat for your next stop at Perast before returning back to Kotor.

2. Kayak Or Drive Through The Tara River Canyon

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If you’re looking for a little bit of adrenaline (still being completely safe), well here you go!  The Tara River Canyon is simply MAJESTIC with water so crystal clear you can literally drink it while you raft, or kayak, this tour is magnificent. Unlike the Grand Canyon, the Tara River Canyon is a lush green and quite refreshing. You can also make a motorbike trip through the canyon. The view of the bridge is breath-taking from both sides.

3. Climb The City Walls Of Kotor

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The climb up the stairs and past the old walls are one of the most memorable ways to experience Kotor. It is like walking through history and you gain great insight into how the people protected themselves from enemies. The landscape is also inspiring – dramatic cliffs surround you. We recommend to climb the summit at sunset, which will give you a terrific opportunity for photos with the beautiful lighting. The climb is not easy, but the path is well maintained. Remember to take plenty of water – its a long way to the top.

4. Take A Swim In Milocher Park

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A rare and preserved spot to take a dip in the water. Also, we recommend that you Inquire for tour times of the ancient monastery converted into a hotel.

5. Hike Bobatov Kuk- Peak on Durmitor Mountain

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A beautiful view and a great hiking path! If you are afraid of heights don’t climb all the way to the top as it can get very nerve wracking for some. Also, you’ll want to be sure to have food, drinks, back pack, warm clothes, hiking boots, hiking poles and some great company 🙂

6. Visit The Monastery of Ostrog

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This Monastery is amazing and it gives you an uplifting experience – something that is a must when visiting Montenegro! The monastery is Gorgeous and It’s a popular active monastery with many Orthodox pilgrims and a few tourists.

7. Sail Out To The Church of Our Lady of the Rock

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This lovely little church is on an island – so quaint and pretty that there’s no way you could resist snapping pictures non-stop. Definitely worth a visit! The story goes –  a fisherman found an undamaged portrait of Lady Mary by the water’s edge and believed this meant that she wanted a church on the lake. It has been built on the wrecks of ships which were deliberately sunk there to create the island. True or not that’s a pretty interesting back story to how the church got there.

8. Explore Altstadt (Old Town) Budva

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Less crowded but equally as nice as the old town in Kotor; here the streets are narrow and the atmosphere is relaxed. Explore the narrow and cobblestone streets and take a look into all the small shops! Take a gander to the beaches as well as gated entrances give you access to the beaches! For a refreshment we suggest Casper Bar where you can sit under a huge tree, listen to chill music and go into vacation mode.

9. Take A Peek Inside The Citadel

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Enjoy an old library with maps and books and great view of city from the top! A must see. The old city – Stari Grad – gives you a break from the noisy disco around and is a place for tourist and locals alike. The Citadel is a beautiful walk in history!

10. Walk The Porto Montenegró

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Porto is a lovely marina in a stunning setting. There’s a great choice of restaurants, bars and other attractions – plus, just look at the water! How romantic 🙂

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