What to Know about Traveling to Montenegro
Clark Weeks believes you will want to travel to Montenegro after learning more about it. As one of the most recent countries on the world map, Montenegro has a long history that has shaped this land and given it a unique charm. The travel world has been agog over the exquisite Croatian coastline. Interestingly, Montenegro shares the same coastline and has equally mesmerizing beaches. Here are the top ten things that you should know about traveling to Montenegro.
Castle of San Giovanni
If you are after one of the best views in Montenegro, then there is no better place than the picturesque Castle of San Giovanni. Situated nearly 1200 meters above the sea level, the scenic spot is reached by climbing over 1400 stairs.
The Old Town of Kotor
Early morning hours are the best time to take in the sights of the old town of Kotor. You can avoid throngs of tourists at this time of the day as well. The town is also surrounded by 10 meter thick medieval fortifications that are a reminder of the numerous invaders that tried to conquer this ancient city.
The Arms Square
Located very close to the main gate of the city of Kotor, Arms Square is the city’s central point of activity and is filled with landmarks and beautiful cafes that you just can’t miss.
Bay of Kotor
The Bay of Kotor is a UNESCO World Heritage and is not to be missed. Just a short stroll around the shores of this calming lake can help you relax after a long day of sight-seeing. Well, its not really a lake. It just looks like one. It is a bay that goes out to the Adriatic Sea. But it is kind of two bays in one. There is a narrow entrance from the Adriatic and then it widens out. Then on one side there is another narrow strip of water and it widens out again.
The Floating Church
Floating in the center of the Bay of Kotor is the spellbinding Catholic church called Our Lady of Rocks. Built over 500 years ago, the church can be visited via a boat ride.
This impressive body of water separates Montenegro from Albania and tourists feel that the view of Lake Skadar is most lovely from the Montenegro side. (Of course, the Albanians might not agree.) Lake Skadar is best seen with a tour guide; You can cover more ground and make the most of your holiday. The lake is also one of the finest bird-watching regions of Europe.
Moving along the winding and turning Lake Skadar, is the small town of Rijeka Crnojevica that has merely 200 residents. Although, the double-arched bridge is what attracts the tourists here.
Perast is just a day trip from Kotor. so, on the day that the town of Kotor gets too crowded, you can simply take off to Perast. The quaint seaside town is pretty much like Kotor, albeit slightly cheaper.
One of Montenegro’s hidden gems, the beautiful town of Cetinje will leave you wondering why more tourists don’t visit this place. Cetinje is the old royal capital of Montenegro and therefore, is replete with history and charm.
The tourists who make it to Cetinje must visit the Lipa cave that is located only a few miles outside the city. It has stalactites and stalagmites and all its passages run for over a mile.
While Montenegro offers breathtaking scenery around every corner, these 10 spots just can’t be missed. We hope this Clark Weeks inspired travel info about Montenegro has you intrigued.
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