Where is Montenegro
Montenegro is a country in Southeast Europe, sitting on the Adriatic Sea, and opposite Italy. It borders Bosnia and Herzegovina to the northwest; Serbia and Kosovo to the east, Albania to the south and Croatia to the west. Montenegro has an area of 13,812 square kilometres and a population of 620,079 (2011 census). Its capital Podgorica is one of the twenty-three municipalities in the country. Cetinje is designated as the Old Royal Capital.
If you are planning to visit by plane, there are two international airports:
The airport in the capital, Podgorica is a 30-minute drive to the coast and an hour to the nearest mountain resorts.
If you are planning to visit the coastal resorts of Sveti Stefan, Tivat and Budva, or the medieval walled city of Kotor, the International Airport in Tivat, near the Boka Bay is the most convenient route.
You can also fly into Dubrovnik in Croatia, which is only 15 minutes drive to the Croatia-Montenegro border. A great choice if you want to explore both countries. could be your optimal choice, especially if you want to explore both countries’ coastlines.
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There are numerous cultural and outdoor events planned during the year in Montenegro. Click Here to see the events.
Montenegro Ports and Marinas
There are 3 main seaports in Montenegro: Bar, Kotor and Zelenika. There are also many marinas and harbours along the coastline.
The port of Bar is the largest port in Montenegro and is both a cargo and passenger port. The port of Bar represents a very important transport connection with the rest of the world.
Info phone : +382 30 300 600
Website : www.lukabar.me
Kotor harbour, located in Boka Kotorska bay, sits at the foot of the medieval walled city of Kotor. In the summer season, you will see some of the world’s largest passenger cruise liners visiting the ancient city.
Info phone : +382 32 325 573
Website : www.portofkotor.co.me
Porto Montenegro in Tivat is the work of talented and forward-thinking entrepreneurs, such as Peter Munk, Bernard Arnault, Sandor Demijan, Oleg Deriupaska, Lord Jacob Rothschild, Nathaniel Rothschild, who have proved their expertise on numerous acclaimed projects around the world.
Info phone : +382 32 674 660
Website : www.portomontenegro.com
MC Marina in Budva is one of the marinas close to the medieval walled city of Budva, with a good selection of services for yachts and boats.
Web site: www.marinabudva.com
Marina Prcanj has 10 winter and 10 summer moorings and is situated in a place called Prcanj-Glavati close to the city of Kotor, near the hotel Splendid.
Web site: www.marinaprcanj.me
Zelenika harbour, Lustica, Meljine marina and Risan are also located in Boka Kotorska bay.
Holders of travel documents containing a valid Schengen visa, a valid visa of the United States of America, United Kingdom and Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, or permission to stay in these countries, may enter and stay, or pass through the territory of Montenegro up to 30 days, and not longer than the expiry of visa, if the period of validity of the visa is less than 30 days.
Holders of travel documents issued by the EU Member-States, or the United States of America, or the Kingdom of Norway, or the Republic of Iceland, or the Swiss Confederation, or Canada, or the Commonwealth of Australia, or New Zealand, or Japan, or on the basis of the 1951 United Nations Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees, or the 1954 Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons, and holders of travel documents for foreigners – may enter the country, cross the territory, and reside in Montenegro up to 30 days without a visa.
Holders of a valid ordinary passport, diplomatic or official passport, accredited to the Diplomatic Protocol of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of Montenegro or to whom a special identification card wave been issued, may enter, pass through the territory of and stay in Montenegro without a visa.
Montenegro has a great network of public buses to Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia and other surrounding countries. During the summer season there are many private mini buses take tourists to numerous destinations.
Click Here for a list of all bus stations in Montenegro with contact phone numbers.
Montenegro has a railway line connecting Bar and Belgrade. As it belongs to a European railway network, it is possible to arrive in Montenegro by train. The terminal stop is Bar and the cities the train goes through are Podgorica, Kolasin, Mojkovac and Bijelo Polje.
The other railway line is connecting Montenegro’s capital Podgorica and its second largest city of Nikšić.
You can find up-to-date railway timetable on Montenegro Railway website.
Wine routes are mapped around the Skadar Lake basin where many family-owned taverns are located, offering memorable wine tasting.
Vineyards Kopitović, Mašanović, Zavjet and Buk are must-stops on this route. You will need to make a booking, especially in the summer months, but are well worth a visit where you can not only experience local wines but local food dishes that complement the wines.
Centuries ago, every groom from this area had to plant up to 1,000 grapevines before marriage. Today the descendants of these hard-working winegrowers are producing the full-bodied wines in Montenegro. Try them where they were grown.
A Mediterranean climate, with beautifully warm summer months, and plenty of rain in the winter months! Click Here for more weather information.