Why holiday in Montenegro?
Head to the resort of Budva for a seamless blend of old and new. Where the traditional stone houses meet cosmopolitan hotels and a chic marina. Looking for a flop and drop kind of holiday? Then try the resort of Becici with its huge sweeping beach and delicious seafront restaurants.
Beach holidays in Montenegro
Follow in the footsteps of Marilyn Monroe and head to Sveti Stefan for a beach day with a view. Set on the causeway of a small peninsular, this picturesque almost-island is a once thriving 15th century village that still retains its traditional charm. For a lively beach day with plenty going on then give Jaz Beach a go. With plenty of restaurants and bars along the edge, and even a visiting summer festival, this is the place to go for a fun-filled day out. Looking for something a little more rustic? Then head to Lucice. There may be quite a few other people there but this wild beach still holds onto its unspoilt beauty.
Food and drink in Montenegro
Seafood lovers will rejoice at the amount of delicious fresh seafood dishes that grace the menus here. We recommend trying the buzara (a medley of shrimp, prawns and shellfish cooked together in a delicious white wine sauce), or the unique taste of the Montegrin take on risotto that is flavoured with garlic, nutmeg, white wine and cuttlefish ink. Top tip: make sure to wash it down with a glass of water as the cuttlefish ink can make your teeth temporarily black! Not a fan of seafood? Not to worry, Montenegro is full of delicious meat and veggie dishes too. Try the famous Njeguski steak – a pork or veal schnitzel filled with delicious Njeguski prosciutto and cheese – or the amazing stuffed filo pastry parcels known as burek. Finish off your culinary adventures with an award-winning home-grown wine or a shot of the traditional rakia – a fruit brandy that is usually flavoured with plums or a similar fruit.
For one of the best views in Montenegro, make sure to check out San Giovanni Fortress. A 9th century fortress perched on a hill in Kotor, a wander round here is spectacular in itself, not to mention the views. All that stands in your way is 1355 steps. Easy, right? Fancy finding a view without the climb? Then take a day trip to Tara or Tapa Canyon. Second in size to the Grand Canyon, Tara Canyon is very different in appearance. Lush, green and full of waterfalls. The best place to take in the view is from the Djurdjevica Tara Bridge.
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