When the pearls of nature were sown, on this soil an overflowing handful was gathered. The most beautiful contact between the earth and sea took place at the Montenegrin littoral.
-George Gordon Byron
If you look at Montenegro on a map - it is tiny. Extremely tiny. However, don’t let its size make you think there is little to see, or even that the best bits can be visited in just a few hours. Montenegro punches well above its weight and here some fun facts that might surprise you:
- Its population reflects its size on the map, only 620,000 people!
- The official language is Montenegrin, which is in the group of languages which was known as “Serbo-Croat” in ex-Yugoslavia (other members include Serbian, Croatian and Bosnian – they are all almost identical, like American and British English).
- Its name comes from the black forests that cover the country’s mountains: “monte” (mountains), “negro” (black)
- Montenegro has NO currency of its own! It uses the Euro without the official permission of the European Central Bank.
- It is one of the newest countries in the world, breaking away from a union with Serbia in 2006.
- Over 1.5 million tourists visit Montenegro each year, almost 3 times the population.
- Montenegro has 117 beaches on its Adriatic coast.
- The country boasts 2 UNESCO sites: Kotor and Durmitor National Park
With so much diversity in culture, history and geography it is difficult to know where to start when it comes to exploring Montenegro. That is where we come in.
We offer a range of sightseeing tours that cover the best of the south of Montenegro and include highlights to suit every taste: coast, lakes, wine-tasting, historic sites, peaks, panoramas and even a tour that features a bit of hiking for the more adventurous.
Check out our TOURS PAGE to choose the tour that suits you.