Unique Places in Republic of Montenegro

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    Montenegro Croatia or Albania?

    by budapest8 Written Jul 8, 2010


    I was in Montenegro in September 2008 and can say that if you
    avoid the touristy places there are still many off the beaten
    track places to discover. With regards to Croatia it is much more developed
    but also more expensive and camping outside of designated camp sites
    is forbidden whereas not so in Montenegro within reason.
    Montenegro's coastline stretches from the northern border of Croatia
    175 miles, there are miles of shores, washed by the warm waters of
    the Adriatic Sea and sweeping from the old Venetian port of Kotor
    to the southern border with Albania.
    Between the two are 117 beaches, some in sheltered inlets, bays and coves.
    If you want sandy unspoilt beaches and fancy exploring places further south
    which are still off Western tourist well trodden places, grab a minibus
    before noon in Ulcinj for 15 Euros to Skodra in Albania.
    This is the city of clock towers, churches and mosques and where
    Orthodox, Catholic and Muslim live in perfect harmony.
    Anyway I know that it's possible to get a room in Ulcinj in the old fortress
    part of the city with a sea view for as little as 15 to 20 Euros a night in the
    summer if you book early. No way will you get such a good deal for
    that price in Croatia by the sea. You will pay that just for
    pitching a tent without the fee per person, or a bed in a youth hostel dorm.
    But Croatia is great if your travelling by car and renting a place and sharing
    the cost amongst 3 or 4 people.
    VT'er JLBG has the best tips I found on Montenegro and Albania and thx
    MacedoniaUK for your info too..:)
    Anyway a few people dissing a countries beaches just keeps it
    less touristy for those who travel there..:)

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    Njegusi

    by barryg23 Updated Aug 25, 2009

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    Njegusi is a small village above the Bay of Kotor and below Mount Lovcen in Lovcen National Park.

    The village is well known all over Montenegro for its food, especially its ham - the altitude in Njegusi is perfect for air drying the ham and gives it a distinctive flavour. All shops and restaurants in this tiny village sell Njegusi ham - look out for signs for Njeguski prsut (ham) and Njeguski sir (cheese).

    The town lies at over 1000m altitude and is good place to stop after the spectacular drive up from Kotor. The village is also famous as the birthplace of the Petrovic-Njegos family. Peter II Petrovic Njegos is one of Montenegro's best known and best loved figures from history - it's his mausoleum that adorns the summit of Mount Lovcen.

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    Driving the Lovcen Pass from Kotor to Njegusi

    by barryg23 Updated Aug 25, 2009

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    The journey from Kotor to Njegusi via the Lovcen Pass is probably the most spectacular trip in Montenegro. Starting from sea level at Kotor you ascend to the Lovcen Pass as 1000 metres, via a series of switchbacks along a winding but safe road.

    As you climb the views along the way just get better and better, with the whole Bay of Kotor opening out before you. Short of taking a hot air balloon over the bay, I can't imagine a better viewpoint.

    There is no public transport along this road, and it's not the quickest way from Kotor to Cetinje, so traffic along the way is quite minimal. Some tourist buses travel along the route but the best way to complete it is with your own car as you can stop at any viewpoint (there are plenty) to take in the view and take pictures.

    The road flattens out beyond the pass before reaching the hamlet of Njegusi - from here you can continue to Cetinje or take a path to the summit of Mount Lovcen.

    To reach this road drive out of Kotor and take a right turn (signposted to Njegusi) just before the tunnel on the Kotor-Budva road.

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  • Old Bar (Stari Bar)

    by Ayka Updated Mar 15, 2007

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    The Old Bar is situated on a very steep cliff on the base of the mountain Rumija,about 5 km away from the sea.
    Nobody lives there.It is an open-air museum still under reconstruction.

    The town was first time mentioned in 9 century.Interesting old houses are showing history on every step.The town is mostly collection of ruins,not spectacular,but very dramatic mood.

    Old town Old stone houses Ruins of Old Bar Old Bar
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    cetinje,montenegro historic capital...

    by cbeaujean Updated Jun 5, 2006

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    was a capital city until 1915...but now montenegro has recovered its independance (03.06.2006).....why not?????...recovering the title of "capital"??? only a dream?
    looks as a village,with a real castle...and ancient embassies...have a look to united kingdom one!

    cetinje is 20km from budva through a nice and very spectacular mountain road

    former real palace!
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    Njegos Museum inside

    by vesna04 Written Sep 29, 2005

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    Original things that were used by Royal Familly. How different from anything else I saw from that period, for example, in West Europe.
    But this simple surroundings is in the big contrast with very rich (briliant) mind of the people who lived here.

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    Visit old romantic village of Njegusi

    by vesna04 Written Sep 29, 2005

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    This road would lead you to here.
    The village is known as a bitrh place of Petar Petrovic Njegos, the greatist poet and ruler of Montenegro. Try some great local food once you are here and enjoy ! (don't expect some fancy restorants...this is the village at the end of the world:) )

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    Take a safari ride into the mountains

    by summer70 Written Jul 30, 2005

    We visited the mountains in the north of the region.
    Our trip to the top of the mountains was by jeep - not for the fainthearted! There are no roads as such, just paths and tracks through fields - all at steep angles.... good job our drivers were experts!
    The mountain peaks reach over 2,000m and, even when it is hot on the coast, you need cold weather clothing for the trip, also a good pair of trainers or hiking boots, as the paths are quite slippery and treacherous.
    But the views are fantastic!
    And the drive back down, via winding roads through the natural park, are not to be missed.

    Ostrag-Monastery-on-a-mountainside
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    A pleasant introduction to Montenegro

    by NickCh Written May 12, 2005

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    Perast is a quaint town well worth visiting if you're heading down from Croatia en route to Kotor or beyond.

    With beautiful islands, and a relaxed atmosphere, it has a Venetian-style character that makes it a decent place in which to break any journey . . . pic attached.

    Approaching Perast
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    Tiny town of Perast

    by urbangorilla Written Dec 12, 2004

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    The tiny town of Perast is worth a short stop (you won't need much more) to relax on its quiet water side. You can also visit the 'Lady of the Lake' - two small islands off the coast which were apparently formed by locals dropping stones there annually in a sort of ritual that lasted 600 years. The whole process was sped up by a large number of ships carring rocks (!) were sunk there!!

    To get to Perast is by bus... and depends on which way your coming, but in any case I would warn the driver that your going to Perast and to signal when to get off. Our bus just stopped on the side of the road and we had a fairly hefty walk down to the town. Though the bus we caught out of the town in the same direction left from the town itself next to the water. All a bit confusing.

    Lady of the Lake

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    Perast

    by canuckmike Written Jul 19, 2004

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    A lovely little coastal town that has the feel of many of the coastal towns in Croatia except a bit more empty. I spent a couple of hours walking around and buying postcards. It is just down the road a bit from Risan.

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    scutari lake,on the montenegro-albania border

    by cbeaujean Updated May 11, 2004

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    40km length,12km wide
    25km E of podgorica
    a lot of fishes...and nenuphars...
    very,very quiet...really off the beaten path:you are strictly alone...

    here we are very near from albanian border point of "hani i hotit".
    the road follows the edge of scutari lake/shkodra lake ,through very beautiful and largely deserted countryside,with bare low hills and small islands surrounded by reed beds.
    the lake is rich in wading birds.

    in the backstage.albania
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    Mother Russia and Sister Greece

    by Prasnjavi Updated Apr 28, 2004

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    Passion. Almost everyone will say this: “Mother Russia” or “Sister Greece” (in Serbian, both Russia and Greece, are female nouns, Rusija and Grcka). It is love dating from the centuries. Probably ‘cause both of them are Orthodox countries and they always helped to us, during the wars or embargos.

    Greece and Russians flags
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    Ice Cave (Ledena Pecina)

    by Aurorae Written Sep 28, 2002

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    Ledena pecina (the Ice Cave), located under the peak Obla Glava, 2100 m above sea level, represents the fascinating natural phenomena. It can be easily reached, by the marked mountain path. One can enjoy its “museum” of stalactites and stalagmites, even in the summer.

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  • Rijeka Crnojevića

    by Ayka Updated Mar 16, 2007

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    On the Skadar lake coast there is a small village Rijeka Crnojevića.This is very peaceful place with unspoiled natures beauty and perfect place for fishing.

    Old bridge Unspoiled nature Peaceful place
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