Montenegro, or Black Mountain, can be driven in less than a day but you could spend months and still not want to leave. The entire country is exploding with nature: colourful flowers, deep green pine forests, dark towering peaks rising from crystal clear waters, and azure blue sea. Roughly 100km from top to bottom, Montenegro is also full of ancient walled towns and orange-roofed houses, postcard perfect at every turn. A rich culture heritage includes Roman villas, Orthodox monasteries, Catholic churches, mosques, and ancient defensive fortresses. Montenegro has always sat culturally between the east and west and encompasses the most incredible aspects of both. And if you include its 50 years as a communist state, this is a slice of European history that is truly unique. And what you’ll love the most? In every town across the country, Montenegrins enjoy the ritual of the leisurely evening stroll. Magical is a word that will come up often.
1. National Park Durmitor
One of five national parks in Montenegro, Durmitor attracts adrenaline junkies of all kinds. This beautiful and pristine park in the north of the country offers mountaineering, hiking, biking, swimming, bungee jumping, skiing, snowboarding, rafting, and more. No matter the season, outdoor adventurers make their way here to get their fill of excitement and incredible natural beauty. You’ll also get delicious local dishes here, thus completing this Montenegro experience.