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This country has been increasing in popularity for several years now among tourists to Europe. Some may still not even know Montenegro is a country, but for those who have been or maybe seen a picture or two it is a gem of a country, a special treasure that we’ve loved exploring in Southeastern Europe.
Montenegro is part of the Balkan area of Europe which only emerged from oppressive closure and internal conflict a couple decades ago. Thus its connections to the rest of Western Europe are rebuilding.
Montenegro is called the land of wild beauty. It has the ruggedness of stone mountains in almost every direction with dramatic elevations and peaks. In contrast to this there are gorgeous beaches and the electric blue colors of the Adriatic Sea. It all forms a symphony of nature which begs to be explored by lovers of the outdoors.
The city of Budva is a great seaport. It has affordable apartments, an ancient old town, a lively beach and an island castle to explore at Svanti Stefan.
Kotor is a fascinating city build around a deep bay surrounded on three sides by steep mountain cliffs. Hike above the tree line to get one of the most amazing views in the entire country.
Podgorica is the new capital which sits out on a vast plain, it has many exciting new buildings which show the renovation and growth of Montenegro.
Cetinje is the old capital of the country. It has a famous monastery and some beautiful pedestrian streets. It is certainly too small to be a modern capital and life here continues much as it has across the centuries.