Somebody asked me recently which place is my favorite in Montenegro. I just couldn’t decide. It is not because I love my country so much that I can’t see it objectively any more. It is because nature was so generous to the country, that I feel so blessed to have a privilege to live here. As one of my tourist said, there is no bad place for a photo in Montenegro! You will always have a perfect background where ever you place you camera. This is true. I still picked out for you some places you shouldn’t miss during your stay in Montenegro. They are my favorite places.
To be clear – any time is good time to come to Montenegro. But, there are some more or less ideal periods for you to come, depending on your personal interests. Basically, our tourist offer is based on summer and winter season, since Montenegro has both high mountains and beautiful warm Adriatic Sea. One unusual phenomenon is present in the country from time to time: possibility to ski and swim in the same day. Don’t expect to have this regularly and plan your trip accordingly, since it all depends from weather conditions which can differ from one year to the other. All of this is possible since mountains are so close to the sea that one can start day by swimming on the coast and spend the rest of it by skiing in the first ski center, only 2 and half hours drive away from the coast.
Wow! This is always the first reaction of people when they see our tall men and women dancing in beautiful national costumes. I have noticed their admiration, traveling around the world as member of local folklore group. This is not surprising, having in mind that our national costume is considered to be one of the most beautiful and most expensive in Europe.
If a God would leave a piece of Planet for him, would you go there and see it yourself?
One of my favorite legends goes like this: Once upon a time God created Planet Earth and people who should live on it. He was giving people certain areas to live in and when he thought he was finished, angels told him: “Dear God, there is still one small, but diligent nation, worth of your attention, you have forgotten about.” God’s eyebrows gathered, it started thundering and flashing all around. Big waves ruffled the sea and the strongest wind started to blow. And then, suddenly, everything stopped. God said: “This is what I left for me and what I called Montenegro, let it be a home to this people and let them call themselves Montenegrins”.
I live in Montenegro. Yes, you read well – Montenegro. No, it is not in Africa and it has nothing to do with black people. Montenegro is international name for European country and means Black Mountain in translation. You would expect to see here Black Mountain but…no, you can’t. What you can see are remains of dark green pine forest which used to adorn Mountain Lovcen in 15 century and which seemed so dark (almost black) from distance that confused Venetians called it Montenegro. But what one can find here are black squirrels around Black Lake in the black pine forest in this Black Mountain country. And black wine too. No, this is not a mistake. Exquisite Montenegrin red wine called Vranac has dark ruby color, almost black. If you call it red wine, Montenegrins will correct you. There is not something like red wine in the country of Black Mountains.
See me performing national dance accompanied by a local man. It happened spontaneously, on a request of our tourist on the Plato in the National Park Lovcen.
If you are looking for inspiring place to visit, look further no more. You are on the right place to discover a country that will awake your senses, make you think and bring you closer to the nature and yourself. It will become place you will keep returning to cause of following: