Montenegro is a tiny Balkan state with just 650,000 inhabitants, jostled by Albania, Bosnia, Croatia, Serbia and Kosovo. It is justly renowned for its mountain scenery and pristine Adriatic coastline. Cultural and architectural highlights include the walled Venetian city of Kotor (a UNESCO World Heritage site) and Perast, a striking village overlooking the fjord-like Bay of Kotor, memorably described by the poet Byron as “the most beautiful contact between earth and sea.” Montenegro has two international airports, at Tivat and Podgorica. For anyone planning a trip to Croatia, a side trip to Montenegro is a must.
After a chilly and rainy winter, spring comes to Montenegro at the beginning of May. The Adriatic Sea is warm enough for swimming by mid-June. Summers are hot and sunny.
Euro (€). Fluctuating rate valued at €1.00 = US$1.14 as of February 2019.
Podgorico, Tel. (382) 20-410-500.
To phone hotels in Montenegro, dial 011 (international access) + 382 (Montenegro code) + city code and local numbers in listings.