The Adriatic nation of Montenegro is a popular destination for visitors eager to experience a relaxing yet culturally rich break without having to step foot out of Europe. Despite being a mere 295 km long its shores are lined with 72 km of sun-ripened beaches and charming age-old towns that give it a rustic, warm Italian feel.
The South coastal region of Montenegro has been labelled a newly discovered haven for beach-seeking tourists from around the world. The white sands of Blue Flag beach have breathed new life into many towns that line the coast, bringing visitors to ancient fortress-cities and intriguing architecture that would otherwise go unseen. Due to a growing influx in tourist investment, the town of Ulcij is seeing newfound popularity where revellers are able to enjoy a vibrant nightlife to compliment the nation’s longest pristine beach, Velika Plaza.
Montenegro has taken equal care of their architecture and the old Adriatic port of Kotor is perhaps the most stunning example of the medieval ages that still exists today. Nestled in a cove-like arc along the Adriatic Sea, Kotor was once under the rule of Venice of whose influence can easily be witnessed by taking a stroll through the many narrow streets and squares that are draped in Venetian colour.