Top things to do

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 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 Montenegrin in Podgorica

Pod Volat

The fantastic food on offer here may be kind to the hip pocket, but not so much to the hips themselves; this is gloriously fattening Montenegrin cuisine at its best. The mixed grill is massive, but it's so good you …
Top Choice Seafood in Rijeka Crnojevića

Stari Most

Perhaps surprisingly – given its sleepy-village location – Stari Most is one of Montenegro’s best resturants. It’s well located on the marble riverside promenade, looking to the old bridge from which it derives its …
Top Choice International in Podgorica

Dali

As stylish and avant-garde as its namesake, Dali is one of the city's hippest and most popular restaurants. The menu is an eclectic mix of everything from locally sourced seafood dishes to Asian classics. Carnivores…
Top Choice Montenegrin in Virpazar

Konoba Badanj

A cool stone-walled interior with solid wooden beams, views of the river and interesting art make this an atmospheric eating option. The fish soup comes with big chunks of fish and delicious scone-like homemade brea…
Top Choice International in Nikšić

Pekara

Its name means 'bakery', but there's more to this wildly popular hangout than bread rolls. While their baked offerings – waffles, cakes and outrageously stacked pancakes – are indeed divine, it's also worth a visit …