For a country which is barely 100km from top to bottom, Montenegro has an incredibly rich history from the Romans and Ottomans to the Austro-Hungarians and Soviets, complimented by a beautifully diverse landscape.
Visitors to Montenegro on a Balkan holiday discover a stunning coastline fringed with sandy beaches and backed by dramatic mountains, where olive tree-covered foothills overlook the turquoise Adriatic Sea to create picture-perfect vistas.
Montenegro holidays almost always spend time at the coast, where travellers enjoy a few days being charmed by the narrow streets, tiny squares, historic churches and world-class sea views of the beautiful walled towns of Budva and Herceg Novi.
In World Heritage-listed Kotor, where mountains sweep down to the sea at the head of southern Europe’s deepest fjord, the Byzantine walls encircle the old city which was once one of the best fortified towns on the Adriatic.
Far more also awaits inland; the Ostrog Monastery, suspended dramatically from a sheer cliff face, is a sight to be marvelled at, while the primeval forests of Biogradska Gora National Park and the spectacular canyons and glacial lakes of Durmitor National Park simply beg to be discovered.