Long, warm, unforgettable summer. All doors of Montenegro are wide open in summer time, and there are many, many doors. Relaxed Mediterranean summer is spreading all over the place stealing some spring and autumn days. So, long, warm and rich summer is ideal for all types of relaxation, entertainment, exploration and adventure. Enjoy combining the sea and mountains, swimming and climbing, cruising on the sea and land, urban and rural, modern and old, uncertain and certain, daily and night entertainment, luxurious and high mountain accommodation, domestic and international cuisine..
Long, warm, unforgettable summer. All doors of Montenegro are wide open in summer time, and there are many, many doors. Relaxed Mediterranean summer is spreading all over the place stealing some spring and autumn days. So, long, warm and rich summer is ideal for all types of relaxation, entertainment, exploration and adventure. Enjoy combining the sea and mountains, swimming and climbing, cruising on the sea and land, urban and rural, modern and old, uncertain and certain, daily and night entertainment, luxurious and high mountain accommodation, domestic and international cuisine.
Magnificent summer glitter and shine will follow you all the way and will fill you with joy – the glitter and shine of the clean and warm Adriatic and its shore rich in oleander, palms, olive trees and pine, shimmer of mountain pastures and springs, glacial lakes and remaining snow.
Summer in Montenegro has so much to offer.
To families: places from which you can see breathtaking panorama, amazing works of art in nature in five national parks, aqua parks, adventure parks, amusement parks; pearls of Boka Bay, secret medieval cities, Cetinje the city – museum; visits to old wineries in Crmnica or staying in eco-villages (hiking, collecting forest fruits and medicinal herbs, horse-back riding…).
If you want to spend time with your friends: diving along the Bay of Risan, panorama, biking, hiking tours, Tara rafting or canyoning in the canyon Nevidio, kite surfing on the beach of Ulcinj – Velika plaža, paragliding for the bravest, fishermen fiestas, international theatre and music festivals … Parties in beach bars, daily and night disco clubs and concerts of international stars…
To get back to yourself and renew your energy: Black Lake or green sides of the mountain range of Prokletije, isolated untouched beaches or sunset on Ada Bojana, boat ride from Rijeka Crnojevića, wellness and spa centres or shepherd’s cottages on the mount Bjelasica, drinking spring water before breakfast, new friendships colouring you life in new shades.
Regardless of the road you decide to take, type of holiday or entertainment you choose, people you decide to spend time with, don’t miss the opportunity to see or experience something else, something new, to get to know your hosts better, to taste high quality honey, cheese, wine, buy domestic souvenirs made from wool or wood.
One thing is certain – you will absorb enough sun, beauty and joy for the whole year. And we hope that you will come again either next summer or maybe even before.
Sea Dance Festival
SEA DANCE FESTIVAL will be held next summer at the Montenegro seaside, with the Main Stage set up at one of the most beautiful beaches of the Adriatic, Jaz Beach located near the historic city of Budva.Read More
SEA DANCE FESTIVAL
To celebrate the 15th edition, EXIT FESTIVAL is keeping the party going for longer with the addition of the SEA DANCE FESTIVAL, which will take place from 15th to 17th July 2014 at the Jaz beach in Budva, Montenegro and represents the perfect closure for the 8 days of EXIT ADVENTURE – beginning on 11th June with ROCK@EXIT at the Petrovaradin fortress, Novi Sad and continuing in the same location from 10th to 13th July for EXIT FESTIVAL.
The Main Stage of the SEA DANCE FESTIVAL will present three of the most loved and most important stages from the EXIT FESTIVAL to an audience of 30,000 people on the beautiful Adriatic coast in Montenegro.
On the first day of Jamiroquai will headline the stage. One of the greatest music names today, Jamiroquai and their extravagant lead singer Jay Kay have stood the test of time with a career spanning more than 25 years. With 25 million albums sold, a Grammy award, a plethora of eye-catching hats and a unique blend of funk, electro, and pop Jamiroquai are sure to get the Sea Dance audience dancing on the beach to hits such as “Virtual Insanity”, “Cosmic Girl“, „Love Fool“, “Little L“, “Corner of the Earth“.
On Wednesday, 16th July, the second day of the festival, the stage will host the audience-favourite X-Bass program in cooperation with UKF with EXAMPLE LIVE! Elliot John Gleave aka EXAMPLE, ‘golden boy’, writer, singer and rapper is one of the most popular UK bass performers who packs out arenas to bursting point. His out-of-this-world hit ‘Changed the way you kiss me’ was nominated for the BRIT award in the Best British Single category, and topped many music lists worldwide when it was released in 2011. EXAMPLE is expected to entice the audience of Sea Dance with his energetic performance, which will be one of the first places to hear his new album ’Live Life Living’ performed live.
Wednesday won’t be great just for just bass heads because representatives from EXIT fans’ favourite Fusion stage are also coming to the Sea Dance Main Stage.
Finally, on Thursday, 17th July, it will be the turn of the EXIT Dance Arena to take centre stage. The energy of Dance Arena, coupled with the charged electric sea air are bound to set of an explosion of a thousand suns on the last day of SEA DANCE FESTIVAL.
Besides the Main Stage that will represent three best loved stages of EXIT, there will also be the REGGAE STAGE, spiritual soul of EXIT festival, LATINO STAGE, reserved for exotic dance, and SILENT DISCO, the best festival party with people dancing with dual frequency headphones on until dawn!
More acts will be announced soon.
Sea Dance Camp, set next to the sea beach, a few hundred meters away from water, will be placed in the festival’s zone, between the Main Stage and the beach. Camp’s going to be open from 14th to 22nd July and will offer unforgettable summer nights under the starry sky to thousands of young people visiting from all over the world.
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This country is made for all kinds of adventures. In winter, in summer – it doesn’t matter – you can choose from among so many things. You can explore mysterious depths of the coastal area or strength of the sea waves in the furthest south. While making your next move, experience hospitality of the people in the arms of nature. Make your own path in the wild nature.Read More
is the project of construction of a settlement around the marina and home port for yachts, with great perspective designed to meet sophisticated needs of all yachts, their owners, guests and crew, with additional infrastructure for the largest yachts. The main investor of the project is a Canadian businessman Peter Munk, founder of Barrick Gold Corporation. Other investors are: Lord Jacob Rothschild, Nathaniel Rothschild, Bernard Arnault, Sandor Demjan and Anthony Munk.
THE CETINJE MONASTERY
keeps the following relicts:the Right Hand of St. John the Baptist (the hand that baptized Jesus Christ) and particles of the Holy Cross (the cross on which Jesus Christ was crucified); also, the icon of Our Lady of Philermos is kept in the Blue Chapel in the building of the Government House.
No matter whether you enter Boka by land or by sea – your experience will the same – Boka will fascinate you! It looks as if the mountains have cracked and let the sea in. This is the southernmost fjord in Europe. The high mountains bend over the thin coastline thus protecting it from the severe climate from the north. That is why Boka is an oasis of Mediterranean vegetation: agave, palm, mimosa, oleander, kiwi, pomegranate, medicinal herbs. When its peaks are covered with snow, the roses bloom in the foothills.
Canyon Nevidio is the place where millions of years ago the mountains of Durmitor and Vojnik crashed into each other. The river Komarnica had cut this canyon deep in the severe rock long time ago. This is the last conquered canyon in Europe. It is located 50 km from Žabljak in the direction towards Šavnik. The name Nevidio (Never Seen) or Nevidbog (Never Seen by God) speaks for itself – it is hardly accessible.
The beauty of this area makes the village Poscenje with two glacial lakes, periodic waterfall Skakavica that the seventy-meter high walls wastes water river Grabovica which flows into the Komarnica.
At the end of the valley at an altitude of 935 m begins canyon Neviidio as he calles the inhabitants od this region. With the right bears this name because the tannery once lost in a strange carved entrance and becomes invisible to the human eye.
Ada Bojana, “an island of paradise” in the delta of the Bojana River, located near Ulcinj, Montenegreo’s southernmost city that keeps the memories of former key pirate stronghold in the Mediterranean. Ulcinj to Bojana extends 13 km long Great beach – sand paradise surf kittening, windsurfing.
Triangular island 3 x 1,8 x 3,4 kilometers from the two shores are washed by the river Bojana, a third the Adriatic sea. The central part of sandy beach towards the sea, 3 kilometers length is specifically designed for nudists, and the most beautiful, the mouth of the river into the Adriatic Sea.
Ada Bojana is ornamented with subtropical and Mediterranean vegetation, and some of the plant and animal species are unique in Europe. Just thick and lush vegetation gives a special charm and Ada together with unusual wildlife turns it into a special micro ecological space.
Ada Bojana is an elite place for wind surfing. Favorable winds made great waves that allow surfing. In the earthly paradise, the long sandy beaches, fine grain sand leave their mark. Azure blue, cane, Sunshine villa and only occasional restaurant-raft..
NATIONAL PARK SKADAR LAKE
For sure, one of the most beautiful panoramas of Montenegro you can admire standing on Pavlova Strana (the side of Pavle) and Odrinska Gora above Rijeka Crnojevica and Skadarsko Jezero lake. Skadarsko Jezero (Skadar Lake, Scutari Lake) is the largest lake at Balkan Peninsula and the largest freshwater lake in the Balkans. It is named after the city of Skadar (Shkodra) in northern Albania (Shkodër in Albanian, Scutari in Italian and Skadar in Serbian). The origin of the name comes from the Greek expression of”Skoutari”.
Skadar Lake is located in Zeta Skadar Valley and is 7 km away from the Adriatic Sea. Driving through the newly build Sozina tunnel, the Skadar Lake is only a short 20 minute drive away from the Adriatic Sea. Two thirds of Skadar Lake is in Montenegro and the rest third lies in Albania. Coast line of the Skadar Lake is very cut, especially in the north-western side. Low valley of the northern part of Skadar Lake is often flooded. Skadar Lake is one of the largest lakes in Europe, especially when the water level is high, which contains 40 different kinds of fish.
On the Skadar Lake shore there are two small towns – old urban centers featuring characteristic picturesque architecture – Virpazar and Rijeka Crnojevica. Both places are today recognizable by their restaurants serving traditional specialties, especially famous Skadar Lake carp. The southern hinterland of the Skadar Lake – Crmnica is known for the best wine in Montenegro. There are also several villages around the Skadar Lake shore with a modest variety of places to stay. In the rainy season Skadar Lake is full and blue and in the summer it appears silver, shimmering in the sun.
THE TARA RIVER
Tara River is the longest river of Montenegro (144 km). Tara River is derived of rivers of Opasnica and Veruša and of winter snow and seasonal rains, with its source in the foot of Komovi Mountains, and together with Piva River, close to the border with Bosnia and Herzegovina, forms Drina River from Šćepan polje. Tara River carved one of the deepest canyon gorges in the world which is 78 km long and more than 1300 meters high what make Tara River Canyon the deepest river canyon in Europe. Protected by UNESCO since 1977, Tara River Canyon is one of the top 25 recognized world nature heritage sites, accessible for hikers and bikers. Tara River water quality and purity is so clean that you can drink water from it. All along its flow, the Tara River gets large quantities of water from numerous sources, and form breathtaking waterfalls and scenic cascades, whose roar is heard on the very peaks of the canyon.
White water rafting from May until October on the Tara River is premium attraction for extreme sports fans and the more adventurous who enjoy exciting rafting trips. The Tara River Canyon is part of the Tara River rafting route. The one day rafting route, from Brstanovici to Sćepan Polje is 18km long and it takes 2 to 3 hours. This part of the Tara River Canyon is the most exciting because the river here has the biggest drop in elevation in the shortest length. There are 21 out of 50 rapids in this part of the Tara River. The rapids are Brstanovići, Pećine, the very dangerous Celije rapids and Vjernovički rapids. Rafting and kayaking can be experienced on Tara River /tourist route is about 60km long/, with a range of rafts, kayaks or inflatable boats. Sport fishing is permitted in some parts of Tara River.
Prokletije, wondrous mountains that for its crudeness and wild attack travelers of adventurous nature to come over and over again. These giants as scarves from glacier erosion at first meeting give impression of respect and passion. Prokletije are located in east part of Montenegro. Larger part of Prokletije goes into Albania. Marvelous mountain of Prokletije starts from Zeta – Scadar valley and ends with tops Bogicevice, cakor and Rugova and there is located highest of enormous 2656 meters belonging to Albania. Highest mountaintop of Prokletije belonging to Montenegro is 2358 meters high and is located at Bogicevice. Untouched beauty of these mountains represents waste wealth. Scenes reminding of the loveliest stone sculptures, steep cliffs rising above clouds, circes and sources of many rivers, Prokletije are among top 10 tourist attractions of Montenegro.
The erosion of the Prokletije mountains by glaciers left many telltale features behind. Deep river canyons and flat valleys wind around the ridges of the mountains. The largest and most popular canyon is Rugova Canyon.
The Monastery of Ostrog is a monastery of the Serb Orthodox Church placed against an almost vertical background, high up in the large rock of Ostroška Greda. Ostrog Monastery is dedicated to Sveti Vasilije Ostroški – Saint Basil of Ostrog. From Ostrog Monastery, a superb view of the Bjelopavlici Plain can be seen. Ostrog Monastery is the most popular pilgrimage place in Montenegro. Ostrog Monastery complex comprises two parts, the first of which, the larger lower monastery is situated around the Church of the Holy Trinity, built in 1824, containing the majority of the monastic residences, including the Dormitory. The white, rock-hewn upper Ostrog Monastery, a tough tiny 3 km walk uphill (accessible by car also), holds two diminutive cave-churches, one of which, the Holy Cross, features some splendid rock-painted frescoes by the great seventeenth-century Serbian artists-fresco painters Jovan and Radul, depicting revered saints (including St Sava and one of St Basil), scenes from the life of Christ, and religious holidays.
The Ostrog Monastery was founded by Metropolitan Bishop Vasilije of Herzegovina in the 17th century. Basil of Ostrog and Tvrdoš the Miracle-worker was the Serbian Orthodox Metropolitan of Zahum and Herzegovina from 1639 to 1671. The Bishop Vasilije /St Basil of Ostrog/ brought monks to this secluded place after the Ottomans destroyed Tvrdos Monastery. He died there in 1671 and some years later he was sanctified. His body is enshrined in a reliquary kept in the Cave Church dedicated to the Presentation of the Mother of God to the Temple. The present-day appearance of Ostrog Monastery dates from the period of reconstruction in 1923-1926, after a fire which had destroyed the major part of the Ostrog Monastery complex. Fortunately, the two little Ostrog cave-churches were spared and they are the key areas of the monument. The frescoes in the Church of the Presentation were created at the end of the 17th century. The other church, dedicated to the Holy Cross, is placed within a cave on the upper level of the Ostrog Monastery and was painted by master Radull who successfully coped with the natural shapes of the cave and laid the frescoes immediately on the surface of the rock and the south wall. Around the church are the monastic residences, which together with the church building and the scenery make this monument outstandingly beautiful. The Ostrog Orthodox monastery is one of the most frequently visited in the Balkans, visited by believers from all parts of the world, either individually or in groups. Ostrog Monastery is the meeting place of all confessions: the Orthodox, the Catholics and the Muslim. According to the stories of pilgrims, by praying close to the Holy Saint’s relics, many have been cured and helped in lessening the difficulties in their lives.
Lovćen is a mountain and national park in southwestern Montenegro.
Mount Lovćen rises from the borders of the Adriatic basin closing the long ang twisting bays of Boka Kotorska and making the hinterland to the coastal town of Kotor.
The mountain slopes are rocky, with numerous fissures, pits and deep depressions giving its scenery a specific look. Standing on the border between two completely different natural wholes, the sea and the mainland, Lovćen is under the influence of both climates. The specific connection of the life conditions has stipulated the development of the different biological systems. There are 1158 plant species on Lovćen, out of which four are endemic.
At the very Jezerski vrh (Lake Peak), 1660m, as wished by Petar II Petrović Njegoš, the chapel was built during his lifetime. Prince Danilo fulfilled his behest to rest here, with the most distinguished Montenegrins carrying his remains to the summit, to the kingdom of lightnings. But his peace was not disturbed by lightening alone. Jezerski vrh was first targeted by the Turks, and then Austrians, who brought the chapel to ground in 1916. A new one was built in 1924, but, more importantly the idea of construction of a more grandiose monument was born, designed by sculptor Ivan Meštrović.
Mausoleum was opened in 1974. In order to reach it, one should go 20km from Cetinje and then climb 461 stairs. That road, like pilgrimage, is a unique experience.
At the entrance at the chapel, the central parts of the monument are two figures of Montenegrin women made of black granite, just like caryatides. Inside, six side niches and one central niche are made of marble form Boka and Brač. The vault is covered by mosaic of 200.000 gilded tiles. The sitting figure of Njegoš, with an open book, is also work by Ivan Meštrović. Marble sarcophagus of bishop Rade is simple, with chiselled cross and state coat of arms, the symbols of spiritual and secular authority.
National Tourism Organisation
We plan and carry out the tourism informational and promotional activities of Montenegro both in the country and abroad, create the annual program for informational and promotional activities of the state; follow and analyse trends on the domestic and international tourism markets and carry out tracking studies; create the conditions and provide the means for affirmation of tourism values and potentials by way of publications, exhibits at tourism shows, presentations etc.; create and develop a tourism information system in Montenegro and enable it to be connected with other information systems in the country and abroad; co-ordinate and unite the informational and promotional activities of all tourism subjects and co-operate with tourism organizations in the country and abroad.