Pearl of Adriatic Sea
Montenegro, the pearl of the Mediterranean, unique in many ways is situated in the south of the Adriatic. There is nowhere else that you can find, in such a small place, so much natural wealth, beauty, mild beaches, clear lakes, fast rivers and gorgeous mountains as you can in the small country of Montenegro. In the morning you can wake up along the beautiful Adriatic coast, have lunch on the banks of Skadar Lake, and enjoy the evening walks in the Montenegrin Mountains. Montenegro is a place that cannot leave you indifferent.
Montenegro is not only an excellent choice for your holidays, Montenegro has many other remarkable characteristics: history, culture, tradition, good weather conditions, clean air, beautiful nature, blue Adriatic Sea … Everyone should visit Montenegro sometime. This little country is part of the Balkans and part of the Mediterranean, near Serbia, Bosnia, Croatia, Italy and Albania. Despite its small size there are so many contrasts and so much natural beauty. Do not forget to take your camera because in Montenegro every view is like a photo from your dreams. You do not even need to stage your photos; just click and you can put the most beautiful photos from your holidays in your album
Unique Position and Characteristics of Montenegro
Montenegro is certainly one of the most interesting spots in the world. Even though it covers solely around 14.000 km2 and it only has about 670.000 citizens, its contribution to the world cultural heritage is impressive comparing its size.
Montenegro is a southern European and a Mediterranean country. It is one of the most southern European states and it comes out on the south part of the Adriatic Sea. About 500km from Rome, 1.500 km from Paris, and Berlin, and about 2.000km west from Moscow, Montenegro lies on the Balkan Peninsula in the very heart of Europe. Capital of Montenegro is Podgorica.
Interesting Facts About Montenegro
Montenegro has changed its name many times, from the Latin era under the name of Prevalis, to the medieval state Zeta, and then to the modern name Crna Gora (Montenegro). As the name changed, so did the land, thanks to the influence of all the civilizations which for a shorter or longer period settled the territory of Montenegro, turning it into a mosaic of cultural heritage. Even today, Montenegro’s mosaic of cultural heritage is its most valuable aspect.
Some will say that its name, Crna Gora (Montenegro), was brought by the seamen for whom from the open sea seemed cragged and dark, because immediately above the warm shores rose mountains and crags intersected with gorges. Others would say that its name was given by its enemies, because of the bad luck which would strike everyone trying to conquer it, in some long gone days. The truth lies that the country carries its name by those who made it a state – the dynasty Crnojevic. Along with the dynasty of Petrovic they have remained the founders of a modern, small but proud, country in the Mediterranean.
Montenegro, for its size, has of quite amazing diversity on climate. The influence of sea and the mountainous landscape together on a small area gave Montenegro various kinds of different “climates” with noticeable difference with average 25C in July and average 5C in January.
Average number of sunny days a year is 240 and swimming season is 180 days.
The currency of Montenegro is the Euro (EUR).
Temporary Visa Regime
The nationals of Andorra, Australia, Israel, the Republic of Island, Canada, the Republic of Korea, Lichtenstein, the Principality of Monaco, the Kingdom of Norway, New Zealand, the Republic of San Marino, the Republic of Singapore, the United States of America, the Confederation of Switzerland and the representatives of Vatican may enter and stay within the territory of Montenegro up to 90 days and may be in transit over the territory of Montenegro on the basis of a valid travel document.
The international access code for Montenegro is 382.