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Montenegro

Montenegro

Montenegro ranges from high peaks along its borders with Serbia, Kosovo and Albania, a segment of the Karst of the western Balkan Peninsula, to a narrow coastal plain that is only one to four miles (6.4 km) wide. The plain stops abruptly in the north, where Mount Lovćen and Mount Orjen plunge into the inlet of the Bay of Kotor. Montenegro's large Karst region lies generally at elevations of 1,000 metres (3,280 ft) above sea level; some parts, however, rise to 2,000 m (6,560 ft), such as Mount Orjen (1,894 m or 6,214 ft), the highest massif among the coastal limestone ranges. The Zeta River valley, at an elevation of 500 m (1,600 ft), is the lowest segment. The mountains of Montenegro include some of the most rugged terrain in Europe, averaging more than 2,000 metres in elevation. One of the country's notable peaks is Bobotov Kuk in the Durmitor mountains, which reaches a height of 2,522 metres (8,274 ft). Owing to the hyperhumid climate on their western sides, the Montenegrin mountain ranges were among the most ice-eroded parts of the Balkan Peninsula during the last glacial period. Longest beach: Velika Plaža, Ulcinj — 13,000 m (8.1 mi) Highest peak: Zla Kolata, Prokletije at 2,534 m (8,314 ft) Largest lake: Skadar Lake — 391 km2 (151 sq mi) of surface area Deepest canyon: Tara River Canyon — 1,300 m (4,300 ft) Biggest bay: Bay of Kotor National parks: Durmitor — 390 km2 (150 sq mi), Lovćen — 64 km2 (25 sq mi), Biogradska Gora — 54 km2 (21 sq mi), Skadar Lake — 400 km2 (154 sq mi) and Prokletije. UNESCO World Heritage sites: Durmitor and Tara River Canyon, old city of Kotor. Montenegro is a member of the International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River (ICPDR), as more than 2,000 square kilometres (772 sq mi) of the country's territory lie within the Danube catchment area. Find out more https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montenegro

Boka Bay

Boka Bay

The Bay of Kotor (Montenegrin: Boka kotorska), known simply as Boka, is a winding bay of the Adriatic Sea in southwestern Montenegro. The bay, once called Europe's southernmost fjord, is in fact a ria of the disintegrated Bokelj River which used to run from the high mountain plateaus of Orjen. The bay is about 28 km long from the open sea to the harbor of the city of Kotor and has a shoreline of 107.3 km. It cuts through the Dinaric Alps between the Orjen and Lovćen massifs. The narrowest section of the bay, the Verige strait, is only 340 m wide. As of 2013, it can be crossed by a ferryboat, but Montenegro is planning to build a bridge to span the strait, the so-called Verige Bridge. The bay has been inhabited since antiquity. Its well preserved medieval towns of Kotor, Risan, Tivat, Perast, Prčanj and Herceg Novi, along with their natural surroundings, are major tourist attractions. Natural and Culturo-Historical Region of Kotor has been a World Heritage Site since 1979. The religious heritage of the land around the bay — its numerous Orthodox and Catholic churches and monasteries — makes it one of the major pilgrimage sites of the region. Find out more https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bay_of_Kotor

Tivat

Tivat

Tivat is a coastal town in southwest Montenegro, located in the Bay of Kotor. As of 2011, its population was 14,111. Tivat is the centre of Tivat Municipality, which is the smallest municipality by area in Montenegro. Tivat is located in the central part of the Boka, south of mount Vrmac. The municipality lies mostly south of the town, and has an exit to open sea at the tourist location Pržno inlet near Radovići village to the south. Its central part, where Tivat Airport is located, lies in fertile Grbalj valley. The airport is located near the isthmus of Luštica peninsula, which belongs to the municipality of Herceg Novi for the most part. Find out more https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tivat

Porto Montenegro

Porto Montenegro

Porto Montenegro is the first comprehensive state-of-the-art deep water marina in the Adriatic Sea. The marina will have berths for 650 yachts, 150 of them super yachts, up to 150m long. These will be part of a full-service community of luxury apartments, shops, restaurants and other sports and entertainment amenities. Already home to an international community, Porto Montenegro offers collection of waterfront and promenade homes. The homes were designed by ReardonSmith Architects, with interiors created by Tino Zervudachi of Milinaric, Henry & Zervudachi (MHZ), and landscaping by Martin Lane Fox. More recently the award-winning landscape and urban designer, Ed Freeman FRSA of ReardonSmith Landscape has played a key role by designing the Milena, Tara and Ksenija phases at Porto Montenegro whilst also designing the gardens at Regent Hotel Porto Montenegro. Find out more https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Porto_Montenegro

Lustica

Lustica

Luštica is a peninsula on the south Adriatic Sea, located at the entrance of the Bay of Kotor. It effectively separates Tivat Bay from the Adriatic. The peninsula has an area of 47 km² and is 13 km long. The highest point of the peninsula is Obosnik peak, at 582 m. It has 35 km of coast, which accounts for 12% of Montenegrin coastline. Lustica is divided between the Herceg Novi and Tivat Montenegrin municipalities. Find out more https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/lustica

Kotor

Kotor

Kotor is a coastal town in Montenegro. It is located in a secluded part of the Gulf of Kotor. The city has a population of 13,510 and is the administrative center of Kotor Municipality. The old Mediterranean port of Kotor is surrounded by fortifications built during the Venetian period. It is located on the Bay of Kotor (Boka Kotorska), one of the most indented parts of the Adriatic Sea. Some have called it the southern-most fjord in Europe, but it is a ria, a submerged river canyon. Together with the nearly overhanging limestone cliffs of Orjen and Lovćen, Kotor and its surrounding area form an impressive and picturesque Mediterranean landscape. In recent years, Kotor has seen a steady increase in tourists, many of them coming by cruise ship. Visitors are attracted both by the natural beauty of the Gulf of Kotor and by the old town of Kotor. Kotor is part of the World Heritage Site dubbed the Natural and Culturo-Historical Region of Kotor. Find out more https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kotor