Ever since the Roman Empire split in two 1600 years ago, Montenegro has sat on the borderline between east and west. The richness of its cultural history can be seen in the mosaic floors of Roman villas, flamboyantly-painted Orthodox monasteries, ornate Catholic churches, elegant minarets of mosques, and the sturdy fortresses built by the numerous powers that have fought over these lands. Then there’s the legacy of 50 years as a non-aligned communist state, independent of both the Eastern Bloc and the West. For those with even a passing interest in European history, it’s a fascinating place.
When the beaches fill up with Eastern European sunseekers, intrepid travellers can easily sidestep the hordes by getting off the beaten track in the rugged mountains of Durmitor and Prokletije, the primeval forest of Biogradska Gora, or in the many towns and villages where ordinary Montenegrins go about their daily lives. Hike, horseride, mountain bike or kayak yourself to somewhere obscure and chances are you’ll have it all to yourself. This is, after all, a country where wolves and bears still lurk in forgotten corners.
Enjoy the Beach
Beach resorts with historic towns line the 175 miles of stunning coastline . The walled coastal city of Budva, Montenegro’s main tourist resort is especially imposing.
Visit Venetian Heritage Site
Discover the fortress and labyrinth of Kotor’s narrow streets and old quarters. See Venetian origin with distinctive doors, hinges, windows and balconies whereas other small but noticeable features have an ancient Roman flavor.
Stop in Picturesque Fishing Villages
Being so close to the Albanian border, most of the people are ethnic Albanian and Muslims so mosques and minarets abound in the place of churches and cathedrals.
Hotel Aman Sveti Stefan
Set next to Sveti Stefan beach on an island linked by a causeway, this high-end, village-style resort with a separate mainland villa is 2 km from Praskvica Monastery and 11 km from Budva Old Town.
The luxe 1- and 2-bedroom suites and cottages in stone buildings have stylish, contemporary decor, along with features such as stone walls, beamed ceilings, living rooms with fireplaces, and private pools. They come with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and sound systems, as well as safes and private bars. Some units have balconies with sea views.
Amenities include 2 restaurants and an antipasti bar on a central piazza, plus a chic spa with 2 pools.
Located in a 600-years-old stone house formerly owned by Montenegrin nobility, Palazzo Drusko Deluxe Rooms is 150 metres away from St. Tryphon’s Cathedral in Kotor and offers air-conditioned accommodation. Free WiFi access is provided.
Spacious rooms here are individually decorated in traditional style with 150-years-old furniture, stone wall and wooden elements combined with ornamental patterns. Each comes with a flat-screen satellite TV. The private bathrooms are fitted with a shower or a bath. Every room is equipped with an authentic radio supported with traditional music from this region, that gives you specific feeling of being in Old Town Kotor.
A shared kitchen is at the guests’ disposal at Deluxe Rooms Palazzo Drusko. Various café bars and restaurants can be found within 200 metres from the guesthouse. The property is 300 metres away from the sea.
Various historic sights can be found in the UNESCO-protected Kotor Old Town, where the guesthouse is located. The Lovćen National Park can be reached in 18 km. Tivat Airport is 7.5 km away from the guesthouse.
Free public parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation is not possible).
Hotel Forza Mare
Set in a contemporary building on a private beach on the Bay of Kotor, this sophisticated, seasonal hotel is 4 km from Dobrota’s old town and 15 km from the yacht marina at Porto Montenegro.
The posh destination-themed rooms, many with hand-crafted custom furnishings, offer free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. Upgraded rooms have furnished balconies with bay views.
Parking, breakfast and Tivat Airport shuttles are free. A restaurant serves refined Mediterranean food, while a summer terrace offers champagne and caviar. Additional amenities include a pastry shop and an outdoor pool, plus a spa and a gym. Boats and yachts are also available for rent.
Situated in the former House of Culture, Hotel & Restaurant Conte is located on the waterfront, on the main square in Perast and it is a protected heritage building.
The restaurant contains two stone-walled dining rooms for 120 persons, an open-air waterfront terrace for 120 persons and an open-air terrace on the main square for 200 persons. The restaurant specializes in local and Mediterranean dishes, and uses local ingredients to prepare meals. In addition to the a la carte menu, there are also set menus and beverages packages for agency groups and wedding celebrations. The restaurant provides catering services on the island and any location in the town of Perast.
The hotel features elegantly decorated suites and apartments with stunning views over Perast islands. The local bus station is next to the property, while the supermarket is only 50 m from the Conte Hotel. A sandy and stone-paved beach with a bar and sports facilities can be reached in a 4-minute walk. The hotel contains 30 rooms and apartments equipped with air-conditioning, a flat-screen satellite TV and a safe. Free WiFi access is available throughout the property.
The property is 25 km from Tivat Airport, 75 km from Dubrovnik Airport and 95 km from Podgorica Airport. Free private parking is provided on site.
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