Sparkling waters and sublime views: Montenegro’s best beaches
There’s not even 100km as the crow flies from one end of Montenegro’s coast to the other, yet the tiny country still manages to snag some of the best scenery the Mediterranean has to offer...
Places in Montenegro
Beautiful places often get slugged with the tedious tagline, ‘The pearl of…’, and the southern coastline of Montenegro is no exception: in this case, it’s ‘…the Adriatic’. But this 80km stretch is less milky dewdrop than eye-popping opal; the malachite greens of the looming mountains and the intense blues of the reflecting waters are dazzling enough to cause hallucinations.
Ogle the splendid cap of northern mountains and impeccable drape of glittering coastline by all means, but to truly get to know Montenegro, a visit to the country’s core is a must. Its beating heart is Mt Lovćen, a 1749m-high symbol of national identity and the very black mountain that gives Crna Gora its name.
Wedged between brooding mountains and a moody corner of the bay, achingly atmospheric Kotor (Котор) is perfectly at one with its setting. Hemmed in by staunch walls snaking improbably up the surrounding slopes, the town is a medieval maze of museums, churches, cafe-strewn squares and Venetian palaces and pillories.
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