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Montenegro : When and where to go?
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Montenegro: Climate & Weather
The varied relief of the country brings different climates depending on the region: a mild winter on the coast but very harsh in the mountains, a warm summer on the whole territory but a bit cooler on the coast due to the sea breeze, a Rainy autumn.
10°C - 50°F
Podgorica , updated 03:00 GMT
What to do in Montenegro
It is impossible to make an exhaustive list of all the wonders you can discover in this small country, but here are a few examples of places you can not miss: know that there are many others and that you can let go Of your desires and of your journeys, or simply to leave you at random.
The mouths of Kotor: a sort of fjord encircled by limestone cliffs, where the creeks and villages form a colored necklace of mimosas and laurels. The small town of Kotor, nestled in the heart of the mountains, offers peaceful and fresh streets, the charm of which will not leave you indifferent. Other cities located in the mouths, also to visit: Herceg Novi, for its monastery and fortress; Persat and its baroque architecture, classified by UNESCO.
Budva is THE seaside resort of the country: south of Kotor, it has a very pretty old town surrounded by ramparts of the 15th century, and you have the choice between more than fifteen beaches to choose your place of bathing or idleness.
Lake Skadar: it is the largest lake in the Balkans, but above all an exceptional migratory bird reserve. It is part of a national park where there are monasteries perched on islands, villages cultivating delicious wines, and the Crnojevic river which flows into the lake after many meanders among the water lilies.
Durmitor Park: it combines the highest peaks of the country (some 50 to more than 2000 m altitude, the highest reaching 2522 m), as well as numerous caves, canyons, glacial lakes and vast forests . Ideal place for hiking, it will also make you discover the peak of the Bear and the Black Lake.
The monastery of Ostrog: true architectural challenge, it is necessary to see it to measure all the magnificence. Embedded in the rock, it was built in the 17th century, and is composed of several troglodytic churches. Its chapels have frescoes dating back several centuries.
Sveti Stefan: this is an ancient fortified village built in the 15th century on a peninsula which is connected by a dike to the mainland, and which has become a luxury hotel. Its access is therefore reserved for the customers only, but you will be able to admire by far the houses of pink stone and the olive trees of this paradisiac island ...
Montenegro : The basics
A valid passport or ID card is sufficient for a stay of less than 3 months.
The current currency is the euro.
Two international airports serve the country: Podgorica, the capital, and Tivat, not far from Kotor. There are direct flights from Paris (just over 4 hours flight).
To move around the country, the car is the solution that will allow you to explore the most sites without constraints. Be careful, the roads are very winding and the speed is limited to 80 km / h, which is rarely reached! Public transport, train and bus are quite slow and irregular.
Budget: You can plan a small budget to visit Montenegro. A room with the inhabitant will cost about 20 € per person, and even a hotel room in a 3 stars will not exceed 50 € the night for a couple. Food side, you can eat a dish of the day for € 6 in an unpretentious establishment, and for a dozen euros in a restaurant more plush. Finally, you can rent a car per week for less than 200 €.
Health: There are no specific health problems in this country. Be sure, however, that water that is not drinkable in some places, and sunburns on the beaches.
Safety: There are no safety issues to report, apart from the risks of earthquakes: find out what to do if necessary.
Shopping: souvenirs of handmade jewelery, copies of icons or freshly ground Turkish coffee.
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