Regions in Montenegro
Montenegro is officially split into 21 municipalities, which are further subdivided into five regions:
Bay of Kotor
This bay is regarded as one of Europe’s most beautiful, and it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in its whole. It contains Perast and Kotor, as well as other typical Mediterranean cities.
The major tourist route, with beautiful beaches, ancient towns, and a raucous nightlife.
This is the country’s core, including the state capital of Podgorica, the ancient capital of Cetinje, and the industrial hub of Niki. It also has natural wonders like Skadar Lake National Park and Loven National Park.
Montenegrin South Coast
The Mediterranean shore between the cities of Bar and Ulcinj, the latter of which has a large Albanian population.
North Montenegrin Mountains
This area is completely included inside the Dinaric Alps, which are renowned for their unspoiled natural character. The Tara River Canyon in Durmitor National Park is a must-see. abljak is the winter sports capital of Montenegro.
Cities in Montenegro
- Podgorica, Montenegro’s capital, administrative center, and largest city, has grown rapidly in the past decade.
- Bar is the country’s main port.
- Budva, with its walled Old Town surrounded by high-rises, resorts, and modern constructions, is the most popular tourist destination, with beautiful beaches and a crazy nightlife.
- Cetinje, the ancient royal capital situated under Lovcen mountain, has a national park with many museums, monasteries, and former embassies.
- Herceg Novi, Croatia, was established in 1382 and is situated at the entrance to the Bay of Kotor, near Dubrovnik.
- Kotor is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an old walled town situated deep inside the Boka Kotorska bay. It is a frequent stop for cruise ships.
- Nikšić — Montenegro’s second biggest and most economically significant city, and the birthplace of the famed Montenegrin beer Niksicko.
- Tivat is a tiny town on the Bay of Kotor that is rapidly becoming a significant tourism, commercial, and transportation hub thanks to the country’s second international airport.
- Žabljak — situated under Durmitor mountain, and its national park is a popular summer and winter tourist attraction.
- Ulcinj — an old walled town that was previously a pirate hideaway, encircled by a 12km long sandy beach that is a kite-surfing hotspot and nudist paradise
Other destinations in Montenegro
- Bečići — It has a 2 kilometer long excellent sandy beach with many resorts and motels.
- Biogradska Gora National Park — Some of Europe’s few unspoiled woods, as well as a lovely little lake where you may go fishing.
- Durmitor National Park — Rafting down the Tara Canyon, Europe’s deepest canyon, is one of Montenegro’s most popular sports.
- Lovćen National Park — lovely mountain with natural, cultural, and historical scenery
- Mount Ostrog — the incredible monastery perched on Mount Ostrog’s almost sheer cliff
- Perast — UNESCO World Natural and Historical Heritage Site, lovely little community
- Prokletije National Park – The primary draw of this park is hiking and mountain climbing.
- Skadar Lake National Park — the biggest lake in the Balkans and a natural home for a wide variety of flora and animals
- Sveti Stefan — beautiful town-hotel on a tiny peninsula near Budva, a former fishermen’s village (currently closed for renovation)