This gorgeous lake is one of the largest in Europe and home to myriad of wildlife and over 270 different bird species including the endangered and rarely seen curly pelican. The lake is exquisite with its overgrown shores edge, secluded coves and tiny islands dotted in the lake with little monasteries and churches each with their own story to tell.
Montenegro makes for the perfect base for your summer boating in the Adriatic, most of the Mediterranean is drastically overcrowded and the lack of privacy is definitely not ideal when one is trying to enjoy their summer vacation. Montenegro is a wonderful alternative to the likes of Italy or Greece both of which is only a couple of hours away, not to mention Montenegro is far cheaper than most of Europe.
The pristine, unadulterated splendour of this country is like no other, it’s as though it has been captured in a bubble protecting it from the complete urbanization that the rest of Europe has. It has 5 National parks, Numerous Mountain ranges, the Boka Bay fjord and hidden coves considering that 54% of the total land area has been declared forest or forest land, there is plenty to discover. There are a number of rare and endangered species roaming about the mountains and lakes like the foxes, wolves, brown bears and the curly pelican.
Nearly 60% of the country is more than 1000 meters above sea level, with the tallest peak – Bobotov Kuk in the Durmitor Mountains – at 2,522 meters, 8274.3 feet. Making Montenegro a hiker’s paradise or an implausible challenge for the deeply adventurous mountain biker.
Although one should always exercise discretion, Montenegro is incredibly safe and you can witness in the afternoon small local children as young as 6 years old walking themselves home after school, going to the market to get a sweet treat for themselves or meeting with friends in the park to play.
6.Blue Flag Beaches
A blue flag beach simply put is one where the sand and water is unspoiled and environmentally protected for both the marine life and humans alike. The criteria in order to gain this prestigious award is incredibly stringent and Montenegro has 18 of these incredible beaches.
7.The “Great wall of Kotor”
Recently said to be “giving the Great Wall of China a run for its Money” the City Walls of Kotor has been a popular tourist attraction for many years and although it is a rather intense walk up more than 1300 steps the views from both the church and the fortress of the Bay are simply extraordinarily beautiful.
So often Asia is looked at and noted as having some of the friendliest nations in the world. Clearly, they haven’t met many Montenegrins, the people in general are warm, welcoming and although there may be a language barrier for some they are always willing to try and help you.
Porto Montenegro is a luxury marina and residential village on the coast of Tivat. A destination in itself, the project which opened in 2009 is now a comprehensive resort of retail stores, restaurants, cafes, bars and entertainment all designed to complement its 400-berth superyacht marina and collection of private residences. For a taste of opulence and true luxury stay at Regent Hotel or one of the apartment at Porto Montenegro and become part of the community.
The cuisine in Montenegro is truly wonderful, when you are close to the sea you can expect the most exquisite fresh Mediterranean seafood, but delve deeper inland and it changes completely to divine red meats made “under the bell” a traditional form of slow cooking in Montenegro over a fire one thing you can be sure of from both the seaside and inland is fresh organic delicious vegetables.