Montenegro is a small, charming country washed by the waters of the Adriatic Sea. With a mere 293 kilometers of coast, it is undoubtedly the jewel of the region of Dalmatia (shared with next-door Croatia). Montenegro boasts a natural wealth of warm beaches, forests, lakes with crystal clear water, rivers and magnificent mountains to be discovered on a weekend escape or a vacation.
A mountain range reaching an altitude of 1,500 m separates the coast from the interior. Not to be missed the deepest fjord of southern Europe , the Mouth of Kotor. The sea goes in throughout 28 km, surrounded by mountains of 1000 m in altitude right by the coast. The city of Kotor and its surroundings are included among the World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. The city is an important tourist center—deservingly thanks to the beauty of the surroundings and the charm of the city in itself. It has one of the best conserved medieval quarters in the world together with an old wall running for 4.5 km.
Another charming place is the medieval fisherman’s village of Sveti Stefan. Erected on a small islet as protection from pirates, it is connected to the mainland thanks to a narrow stretch of sand.
The southern coast consists of over 40 km of dark-sand beaches. It includes the town of Ulcinj, with a historic quarter of cobbled streets that is well worth a visit.
Budva, on the southern coast, has become a famous tourist destination thanks to the beaches, nightlife and the charming towns nearby. It features exotic beaches of fine sand and warm waters, especially Mogren, a beach set between cliffs.
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