Hard to believe that in the 90s, Montenegro wasn’t a place you wanted to be, embroiled in the regional battles of then Yugoslavia. Today the country is a dreamy spot on the Adriatic Sea, and it’s at the top of my bucket list. Just look at these photos and tell me is it not the prettiest country on the Mediterranean?

Herceg Novi

Herceg Novi was founded in 1382, and the historic artefacts and architecture are a clear influence here. The pebble beaches and eateries here are supposedly divine. So is the view.

Tivat

Bay of Kotor, Montenegro

This town is tucked away on the Bay of Koto and is one of several spots I’ll want to visit here – Perast, the UNESCO World Heritage Site – or the ancient fortified town of Kotor.

Budva

This is one of Montenegro’s most bustling resort towns, with tons of great beaches, great sorts, and active nightlife. The town is on a peninsula, giving each of the beaches an interesting look – and who can turn down walking through all those crooked streets and alleyways!

Bar

centuries passed by

Bar is home to many interesting things, such as the world’s oldest olive tree (2000-2500 years old!). Bar isn’t right on the coast but the beaches are very accessible via walking or taxi.

Ulcinj

Ulcinj - Mala Plaza

Near the border, it’s an interesting place to sample a bit of Albanian culture alongside your beach explorations. It is a tradition to take a walk along the promenade at sunset – so why not join the locals? There is also a nude beach as well as the Ada Bojana, a triangular shaped island with great beaches and great for kite flying.

I can’t wait to go to Montenegro.  Have you been? What are your suggestions?

Photos by Bookish typeMuntyPix, S J PinkneyLeftfield777, Monika Bota, Jorge Campos

Andy Hayes

Andy Hayes is a travel journalist currently based in Seattle, Washington. When not soaking up the Pacific Northwest lifestyle or enjoying life on the road, he is spending time hanging out on his own travel lifestyle magazine, Sharing Travel Experiences.

Posted : Monday, January 23rd, 2012 at 11:00
Category : Spotlight
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