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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 Montenegrin in Plav

Restoran Abas

Don't be put off by the alarming intergalactic-castle exterior; this is possibly the best restaurant in Montenegro's north. Inside, its elegant decor sets the tone for a superb dining experience, with excellent fres…
Top Choice Montenegrin in Piva Canyon

Sočica

This gorgeous old cottage is worth a stop even if you're not staying in Plužine. The traditionally dressed waiters may take their time getting the delectable local specialities (think lamb, just-caught trout and cic…
Top Choice Italian in Durmitor National Park

Lupo D'argento

This shiny, modern place is undoubtedly Žabljak's hippest restaurant; so hip, in fact, that you may wonder why it's here at all. Don't question, just enjoy. The menu covers all the Italian classics, and they do wond…
Top Choice Montenegrin in Kolašin

Konoba

Sitting on the square that was the heart of the old Turkish town, this rustic eatery is a standard-bearer for Montenegrin mountain cuisine, such as kačamak (polenta porridge with mashed potato), cicvara (creamy pole…
Monastery in Northern Montenegro

Morača Monastery

Morača (founded in 1252) is one of the most important Orthodox monasteries in Montenegro, with some of its most accomplished religious art. Its two churches are plastered in frescoes; the Church of the Dormition (Cr…
Cemetery in Durmitor National Park

Stećci

Stećci – mysterious carved stone monuments dating between the 12th and 16th centuries – are found across northern Montenegro. There are two extremely significant stećci sites in Durmitor National Park (both were add…
Christian Monastery in Piva Canyon

Piva Monastery

Small Piva Monastery has an intriguing history: originally constructed between 1573 and 1586, it was the only Serbian Orthodox monastery to be built during the Ottoman occupation (the Grand Vizier was a relative of …
Canyon in Northern Montenegro

Morača Canyon

Heading north from Podgorica, it doesn’t take long before the scenery becomes breathtaking. The highway – a thrilling, spectacular stretch of road – gets progressively more precarious as it follows the Morača River …
Gardens in Kolašin

Botanic Garden

With a huge, unique collection of indigenous mountain flora and medicinal herbs, this fascinating, privately owned garden has attracted botanists from around the world. The founder and keeper of the garden, Daniel V…