Top things to do in Montenegro

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 is the most important site in Montenegro for Orthodox Christians, attracting up to a million visit…
Top Choice Area in Ulcinj

Old Town

The ancient walled town overlooking Mala Plaža is largely residential and somewhat dilapidated, a legacy of the 1979 earthquake. This is part of its charm – this Old Town really does feel old, with its uneven cobble…
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 a canyon that is 1300m deep at its peak (the Grand Canyon plummets a mere 200m deeper). The best views are from the water…
Top Choice Mausoleum 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 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, …
Top Choice Fortress in Kotor

Kotor City Walls

Kotor's fortifications started to head up St John's Hill in the 9th century and by the 14th century a protective loop was completed, which was added to right up until the 19th century. The energetic can make a 1200m…
Top Choice Seafood in Luštica Peninsula

Ribarsko Selo

Wherever you're staying and whatever you're doing, make a stop at Ribarsko Selo a priority. Less a mere eatery than an all-encompassing experience, this fantastic new waterfront 'village' has no menu, basing its dai…
Top Choice Island in Perast

Gospa od Škrpjela

This picturesque island was artificially created (on 22 July 1452, to be precise) around a rock where an image of the Madonna was found; every year on that same day, the locals row over with stones to continue the t…
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 Stari Bar

Kaldrma

Located on the steep road leading to Stari Bar's main gate (the restaurant's name means 'cobblestone'), this wonderful little eatery manages to be simultaneously very traditional and slightly twee. The focus is on t…