Montenegro, or Crna Gora (meaning Black Mountain), was once part of Yugoslavia until its breakup in the early 1990s.


Sveti Stefan

Sveti Stefan is a small islet and luxury resort about 6 kilometres south of Budva. It's very much a place for the rich and famous, and only through a reservation with one of the expensive restaurants/hotels can you get inside. However the bus from Budva will drop you perched on a top of a hill where you can enjoy free nice views overlooking it.



Budva is a walled medieval beach town and the party capital of Montenegro. It has nice beaches and rocky sheltered bays. In July/August, it gets packed with Russian, Ukrainian and Balkan holidaymakers.


Ostrog Monastery

Beautifully located monastery, carved high up into a vertical large rock mountain. It is dedicated to Saint Basil of Ostrog, who was buried there.



The nation's capital and far from being the most exciting capital in Europe. It's small and has a few nice attractions.


Lake Skadar

Lake Skadar is a vast lake near the border with Albania, surrounded by dramatic mountains, its mirrored waters and wetlands. I paid 15€ for a 1 hour boat ride in a slow boat (haggled it down from 20€). The boat was so slow, it was painful and there was nothing impressive to see. Skip the disappointing boat ride and instead head for the views from atop one of the mountains.


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