Montenegro is one of the smallest countries in Europe but with a rich and varied landscape: beaches, lakes, mountains, caves, to must-see buildings with amazing architecture. You name it. Today I will share with you my favourite top-10 nature attractions in this country, which I hope you will one day have the joy to visit.
Durmitor is a massif located in northwestern Montenegro and is part of the Dinaric Alps. Its highest peak, Bobotov Kuk, reaches 2523 meters. This place is perfect for hikers, the view is amazing and one of the most scenic in Montenegro.
2. Bay of Kotor
The Bay of Kotor, also known as Boka, is the winding bay of the Adriatic Sea in southwestern Montenegro and the region surrounding it. There are lovely views here, and Kotor’s Old Town offers more picturesque scenes and is definitely worth a visit.
If you fancy hiking and walking in nature, you will surely enjoy visiting Lovćen. This mountain and national park are located in the southwestern part of the country. Don’t forget to also visit the biggest and most important monument of Lovćen national park, Petar Petrović Njegoš’s Mausoleum, constructed in 1971.
4. Ada Bojana
This island is located in the Ulcinj Municipality, the name Ada being Serbian for river island. Ada Bojana offers kitesurfing and windsurfing locations on the Adriatic coast thanks to the strong onshore crosswinds that blow on summer afternoons. This place is also known to be great for camping.
5. Jaz Beach
This sandy beach is one of the longest beaches in the Budva area, the water is clear with a pretty view and pleasantly fresh air. There are plenty of find good restaurants near to the beach, just don’t forget your sun cream!
6. Crno Jezero
Crno Jezero or Black Lake is located in the Municipality of Žabljak in northern Montenegro. It is a glacial lake on Mount Durmitor at an elevation of around 1400m and just 3 km from the town of Žabljak. The lake is easily accessible, as it is within walking distance from the center of the town, and you can find several water based activities or simply take a walk around to enjoy the view and take some photos.
Komovi mountain range is part of the Dinaric Alps. Its highest peak, Kom Kučki, reaches 2500 meters and since 2018 Komovi has been classified as a nature park and protected natural area. This is thanks to its ecological significance and abundance of the flora and fauna. This also makes it a favored spot for hikers.
The numerous hiking and mountain trails of Vrmac with its beautiful views of the Bay of Kotor will leave you speechless. The mountain is located in south-western Montenegro, overlooking the coastal town of Tivat and the peninsula which divides Tivat Bay from Kotor Bay. This is a must visit!
9. Lake Biograd
The well-known Lake BIogard is located in Kolašin and is a glacial lake on Bjelasica Mountain in Biogradska Gora national park. The Lake is 1100m long and 410m wide and is a perfect spot for a picnic and to have a little rest from hiking.
10. Lipa Cave
Lipa Cave is a karst cave and one of the largest cave monuments in Montenegro. An incredible 2.5 km long system of passages and halls, you can visit the cave as a group or in private with and a guide who will assist and give you more information about the caves. But beware, don’t get lost!