Albeit small, Montenegro makes up for what it lacks in size and population with its natural wonders and touristy attractions. For real, this Slavic country can truly help you forget about your everyday life – if you know where to look of course.
So without further ado, here are some of the best things to do in Montenegro for an otherworldly experience.
Raft on the deepest canyon in entire Europe
The Tara River canyon is indeed the deepest canyon on our continent. Due to the popularity of this sport rafting tours on the Tara River are diverse and suitable for all ages. You can gather your thrill-loving friends or even get on board with the whole family.
With an impressive length of almost 80 kilometers the canyon offers show-stopping sights at every turn. Fortunately for those willing to jump on the boats, the rafting season spans way beyond summertime – it kicks off in April and runs throughout the fall in October.
Visit the Slavic fjord
The magnificent fjords can be seen only in a few places on Earth – mainly on Scandinavian territory. The Bay of Kotor is about as close to any Norwegian fjord as you can get on Slavic grounds and it’s truly astonishing. Boka, as locals call it, is a cultural and historical spot packed with plenty of cathedrals and other medieval façades, fortification systems and beautiful timeless panoramas.
Whether you want to escape the hassle of the metropolitan cities, read about the glorious naval fleet of ancient Boka or just feast your eyes on the picturesque waterscapes around the “fjord”, the Bay of Kotor is the place to be.
Splatter a small fortune on the island city of Sveti Stefan
Sveti Stefan is a tiny piece of land on Montenegrin soil, which is often categorized as an island city. Back in the first half of the 20th century it used to be the home of nearly 400 islanders. During the communist regime the island, adorned with medieval structures and fortified walls, was transformed into a resort.
These walls have witnessed celebrity weddings, political conferences, chess tournaments and even 15th century pirate gatherings. Nowadays Sveti Stefan’s streets are part of a 5-star resort that offers tourists an otherworldly getaway from their everyday routines. At the peak of the summer season the prices per night can easily go over €1,500 euro.
Ride the zip line near the Durdevica Bridge
If you’re not into adrenaline-inducing activities like rafting, paragliding or bungee jumping, the Đurđevića bridge in Montenegro can still carry you over to a whole new world via the Tara Red Rock zip line. Ziplining on the course of the Red Rock line is a safer and more laid back alternative for those who aren’t too fond of extremities but would like to try out something fresh and exciting.
The zip line is child-friendly and according to the attraction’s official site, their youngest ziplining adventurer was a 2 year old kid! In other words, it’s absolutely suitable for tourists and locals who’ve never been on a zip line before.
Stroll through the City Of Cats
Last, but not least, here’s something that cat lovers will appreciate. The Montenegrin city of Kotor is often dubbed the City of Cats. Not only are the streets of this coastal resort swarming with furballs, but the furry creatures have actually become a symbol of Kotor. There are several cat stores and numerous cat-themed souvenir shops in the Old Town, as well as a cat museum.
The Lonely Planet has listed Kotor as one of the top 10 best places for every cat person to visit. Unsurprisingly enough, one of the city squares is named Trg od mačaka, meaning the cats’ square. Whether you’re a fan of felines or of canines, the city’s obsession with cats (and even just the size of cat population alone) will definitely make you wonder if you’re still in the real world.