The Bay of Kotor - Tivat
The Bay of Kotor is one of the most beautiful bays of the world. It consists of four connected straits. High cliffs that surround the bay from all sides reflect in the deep blue waters of the Adriatic Sea. Seven island decorate the Bay of Kotor: Saint Marco (Sveti Marko), the island of Mamula, the island of Our Lady of the Rock (Gospa od Skrpjela), Saint George (Sveti Djordje), the island of Milosrdja, the island of Flowers (Ostrvo cveca), and the smallest island of little Mother of God (Mala Gospa). The road lining the Bay of Kotor passes though a chain of cities that can enlighten the traveler, each by their unique characteristics and history. The picturesque towns of Kotor, Risan,Tivat, Perast, Herceg Novi along with their natural surroundings, are major tourist attractions : Kotor with his Old town, Risan with illyrian’s mosaic, Perast with his atmosphere, Tivat with his new marina Porto Montenegro, Herceg-Novi with beautiful beaches. The old towns in Montenegro: Kotor, Budva, Herceg-Novi, Ulcinj and Bar.
Durmitor - National Park
The Black Lake (Crno jezero) which is registered on the UNESCO World Heritage List, is the most well-known of the 17 glacier lakes on this mountain. It is blanketed in snow in the winter, and it is visited by numerous bathers in the summer. This natural oasis is rich in flora and fauna - there are 1,600 different kinds of plants and a rich animal life. A special phenomenon is the Ice Cave, which contains stalactites and stalagmites all year round. During the summer, you can enjoy hiking, biking, fishing or rafting, and during the winter, skiing. The highest town in the Balkans is located 1,456 meters above sea level – Žabljak. It is surrounded by 23 majestic mountain peaks.
Tara - National Park and river
The Tara River Canyon is the longest canyon in Montenegro. It is 82 kilometers long and is 1,300 meters at its deepest, making it the deepest river canyon in Europe. The canyon is protected as a part of Tara national park and is a tentative UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Tara River cuts through the canyon. The Tara canyon is unique with significant depths averaging around one thousand meters, and in some places up to one thousand-three hundred meters. It is ranked right behind the Grand Canyon in Arizona, USA. In its part through The National Park Tara, Tara has a mean fall of 3.6 meters/kilometer, making a host of waterfalls and cascades possible, thus creating with its uniqueness The Montenegrin Colorado. There are rocky and pebbly terraces, sandy beaches, high cliffs, and more than 80 large caves along the canyon. Only through rafting the true anatomy of the canyon may be discovered, and all of its handwriting. It is the only way to see what there is to be seen, the charm and the beauty of its abundance. Rafting may give to all this its special dimension, the very personal contact to the pureness of nature. Every new kilometer, even so a meter, all along the way, gives another hue, another sight-seeing, another challenge.
Skadar Lake is the biggest lake in the Balkans and it is one of the last freshwater swamps, the last habitat of pelicans and the biggest bird refuge in Europe. Numerous monasteries, churches and fortifications from the distant past remained as traces of the past. Owing to, first of all, the preservation of the ecosystem and inaccessibility to some parts of the Lake, especially along its north swamp coast, Skadar Lake is a ”birds’ paradise“ for almost 280 bird species, out of which the greatest number is rare and endangered. In Europe, the rare Dalmatian pelican (Pelecanus crispus) has become the symbol of the Lake and Skadar Lake National Park. The islands of Lake Skadar are islands of monasteries and birds. Lake Skadar was registered on the World List of Wetlands of International Significance in 1995.
Lovcen is a mountain and national park in southwestern Montenegro. The 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 has two imposing peaks, Štirovnik (1,749 m) and Jezerski vrh (1,657 m). 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.
Ostrog Monastery - the biggest sanctuary in Montenegro and one of the most well-known sanctuaries in Southern Europe is located high in the rocky mountain massif, often veiled by clouds and fog. It was founded by the Herzegovinian Metropolitan Vasilije in the 17th century. Ostrog is visited by believers of all faiths because it is believed that relics of St. Vasilije of Ostrog are miraculous When you first find yourself in front of the monastery of Ostrog, your primary thought will be that it is not created by a man; this glorious monastery located above the Bjelopavlic valley, carved in rocks as though keeping century old secrets of this shrine. The most magnificent part of Ostrog is the Upper monastery. There are two churches: the upper church dedicated to Holy Cross and the lower church in Upper monastery is dedicated to Holy Mary.
Kolasin - National Park of Bjelasica
Kolasin is one of the centres of Montenegro's mountain tourism. Although Zabljak is considered more attractive destination, Kolašin has the advantage of being easily accessible by road and rail. Kolasin is located on the foot of Bjelasica and Sinjajevina mountains, which offer great conditions for skiing. Because of Kolasin's altitude (954 m), the town is considered an air spa. Biogradska Gora national park is in the town's vicinity, and is considered a premium tourist attraction. The development of Kolasin as a tourist destination is bolstered by opening of Bianca Resort & Spa, a luxury resort in town's center.