The fabulous charm of small Montenegro
A small country, "scrambled out" with the least moral and material losses from the collapse of Yugoslavia, Montenegro surprises with the uniqueness of its nature, climate, sea, mountains, forests, lakes and rivers.
Those who have not been to Montenegro (the European version of the name of the state, which, however, is a literal translation of the Slavic original source), it’s hard to even believe that in Europe there are still such fabulous places that forever captivate with their unique charm and originality. Therefore, travelers like to visit Montenegro, and the inhabitants of the country respond to them with traditional Slavic hospitality. By the way, the Montenegrins are very close to the Serbs in spirit and national mentality and also value national dignity, while not breaking away from the common Slavic roots.
The basis for the development of tourism in the Black Mountain country is natural conditions, that is the combination of the Adriatic coast with mountains, overgrown forests, mountain streams and amazingly clear lakes. Montenegro's Mediterranean climate gains softness and charming originality thanks to the mountain ranges approaching the seashores. Tourism in Montenegro is one of the most important articles of national income; in this regard, the state and local residents have taken care of the development of infrastructure, which they have been very successful at. But they tried to preserve a fabulous, unique flavor.
Montenegro as a whole is an excellent climatic resort - just staying here raises the psychological tone and improves overall health. But, of course, it’s a sin not to take advantage of opportunities for outdoor activities, among which the species cultivated here include rafting on mountain rivers (the main center is Zabljak), diving (excellent conditions are created in Tivat, Bar, Kotor, etc.), all-windsurfing (successfully cultivated in Tivat, Ulcinj), fishing (the most famous place is Skadar Lake), yacht cruises (possible in Kotor, Tivat), horseback riding, hiking and cycling (for example, in Kolasin), paragliding (well developed in Becici, Budva, Petrovac,Bar, Zabljak).
Natural monuments in Montenegro clearly prevail over cultural and historical ones, although, in fairness, it is worth saying that the latter are represented in the country well. Noteworthy, for example, are the sights of the times of the Roman Empire, the former residence of Marshal Tito, the ruins of ancient Swach, the Giurgivi Stupovi monastery (1170), the National Museum, the Turkish barutan, the Piva Monastery, St. Mark's Catholic Church and others. Also Montenegro is more interesting for its resorts of which there are many (given the area of the country itself).
It is believed that the most visited Montenegrin resort is Budva. This is a fairly patriarchal and middle-aged town, a venue for various festivals and celebrations. The resort is famous for its beautiful sandy beaches with clear water, an abundance of entertainment and entertainment venues. There are excellent conditions for various types of outdoor activities, sports.
The village of Becici is located very close to Budva; the local beach (small pebble) is marked by UNESCO and recognized as one of the best on the European continent. There is less entertainment here than in Budva, but after all, someone likes what: silence for someone, and noisy fun for someone.
But for the "notorious" lovers of peace, silence, combined with comfort and luxury (if there are sufficient financial resources), rest on the island of St. Stephen is suitable. This island-hotel is a popular pastime for non-poor people who are tired of the bustle of life and its frantic pace (politicians, business leaders, representatives of creative professions find an “outlet” here).
Also a calm but much more democratic place to stay is Petrovac. Here is cosiness, peace and an original combination of pine forests with olive groves (extremely unbanal!). Families with children will appreciate the positive aspects of Petrovac.
Sutomore resort is best known for its picturesque sandy beaches of considerable length. The hospitality industry is adequately represented here: there are hotels, restaurants, bars, discos. Although in general, the resort can be classified as "quiet."
Good conditions for both relaxation and treatment are created in the town of Igalo. In Montenegro the mountains come close to the sea, and in the place of unity of the two elements are located tourism centers and also hospitals (one of them is located in the former residence of Tito).
Among Montenegrin resorts, Bar, Herceg Novi, Ulcinj, Kotor, Risan, Milocer, Perast, Tivat, Nivits, Zhanits and others are also deservedly popular.
A few words about Montenegrin cuisine. It is in many ways similar to Serbian and Balkan in general, but Montenegrin culinary specialists have in their arsenal, along with many meat dishes, a considerable number of seafood dishes. Typical drinks are Lozovac, different types of brandy and local grape wines.