Attractions

Top Choice Christian Monastery in Central Montenegro

Ostrog Monastery

Resting improbably – miraculously? – in a cliff face 900m above the Zeta valley, the gleaming white Ostrog Monastery (Manastir Ostrog) is the most important site in Montenegro for Orthodox Christians, attracting up …
Top Choice Ruins in Stari Bar

Stari Bar

A small museum just inside the entrance explains the site and its history. From here, follow the green arrows around the major points of interest. In the western part of the town are the remains of St Nicholas’ Chur…
Top Choice Canyon in Durmitor National Park

Tara Canyon

Slicing through the mountains at the northern edge of the national park, the Tara River forms one of the world’s deepest canyons (1300m; the Grand Canyon plummets a mere 200m deeper).The best views are from the wate…
Top Choice Area in Podgorica

Stara Varoš

Podgorica's oldest neighbourhood retains traces of the 400 years in which it was the centre of a bustling Ottoman Turkish town. The blocky clock tower overlooking the square was useful for signalling Muslim prayer t…
Top Choice Monument in Lovćen National Park

Njegoš Mausoleum

Lovćen’s star attraction, this magnificent mausoleum (built 1970 to 1974) sits at the top of its second-highest peak, Jezerski Vrh (1657m). Take the 461 steps up to the entry where two granite giantesses guard the t…
Top Choice Waterfall in Podgorica

Niagra Falls

They may not be the thundering cascades so beloved by honeymooners across the ditch in North America, but these waterfalls make for a fantastic day trip from Podgorica. The falls are at their dramatic best after the…
Top Choice Cave in Cetinje

Lipa Cave

Cetinje may indeed be littered with old-time reminders of its days as Montenegro's capital city, but just 4km away lies an attraction that makes the town look positively modern. Millions of years old, Lipa Cave is o…
Top Choice Historic Site in Budva

Stari Grad

Budva's best feature and star attraction is the Stari Grad (Old Town) – a mini-Dubrovnik with marbled streets and Venetian walls rising from the clear waters below. Much of it was ruined by two earthquakes in 1979 b…
Top Choice Fortress in Petrovac

Kastio

Clamber up the steps of this small Venetian fortress for photogenic views of the beach and the dramatic diagonal stratification of the limestone cliffs melting into the turquoise water below. An interesting socialis…
Top Choice Cave in Luštica Peninsula

Blue Grotto

A popular cruise stop, the Blue Grotto gets its name from the mesmerising effect of the light reflecting through the clear water. Boats head into the 9m-high cave and allow you an opportunity for an iridescent swim.…