Thursday, December 27, 2012

What To Do In Montenegro

Montenegro is one of the treasures of Europe. The country has become the newest sovereign State in 2006, when its inhabitants voted for independence. In this wonderful country you have the opportunity as in a single day to enjoy a coffee on the beaches of the Budva Riviera, take lunch while listen to singing of birds on the Lake Sadar and diner at a bonfire on the slopes of Mount Durmitor. The turbulent history of this country has left behind numerous historical monuments throughout the territory. Blue sea with endless beaches, crystal clear rivers and mountain ranges, along with the spirit of bygone times, make Montenegro the ideal destination for an unforgettable holiday. The country has many sunny days in summer and a large amount of snow in winter, so that you can spend your vacation here regardless of the season. Montenegrin cities have a rich architecture, dating from various periods. Due to the numerous events and traditional festivals, tourists have the opportunity to learn more about the traditions of the country.
Durmitor National Park
 In recent years, Montenegro has entered in step with modernity and offers facilities for extreme sports. The main tourist attractions in Montenegro are:
- Visit the port of Kotor and the bustling picturesque Venetian architecture, the clock tower from the 17th century, the Cathedral of St. Tiphun from the 12th century, naval museum and many other attractions.
- Taste olive oil made from the oldest olive tree in the world, located in the Bar, a cultural center, port and a destination on the Adriatic coast.
- Explore Herceg Novia, 700-year-old city, with the baroque monastery Savina. Nearby lies the town of Herceg Novi Riviera and Topla, in which was educated and became famous the poet Petar Petrovic Njegos.
- Stroll through Ulcinj, one of the oldest towns on the Adriatic coast. Its attractions include the Tower of Balsica and the Renaissance church, which now houses the Town Museum. Another attraction is Velika Plaza Beach, with the length of 12km.
- Take a trip on Mount Lovcen, where is located the mausoleum of Njegos.
- You can go hiking, biking, gliding and rafting in the Durmitor National Park, which is on the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites due to the glacial landscape, tall forests ends of thick pine and among the deepest in Europe shows.
- Look of the Scadar Lake birds, in the Zetsko-Skadarska. Here you learn about 270 species of birds, a complex of 20 monasteries and numerous islands.
- Relax on the beaches of the Riviera Ulcinjska, which is 13 km.
- Explore Lake and the National Biogradska Forest Park, one of the last three jungle in Europe, which lies between the rivers Tara and Lim. In the mountains of Bjelasica you can see eagles.
- Stroll through the Botanical Garden in Kolasin, located in the wilds of Bjelasica, Sinjajevina, Vucje and Kljuca, with many rare plants.


Restaurants in Montenegro are not intended as a luxury as most Western restaurants compete, but to provide an attractive atmosphere and traditional food. Specialties that you shouldn’t miss are lamb roast, meat pivski kajmak (a cream of milk of Piva), soup, fish (carp, mullet) cooked with a glass of wine or Vranac Krstac. After the main course follow the desserts made with cheese, peach or melon. Niksicko beer and taste, as well as the spirit of grapes that go with smoked ham, goat cheese and tomatoes.


The first inhabitants of the Balkan peninsula were an ancient people, Illyrians. They were followed by the Slavs in the 6th and 7th centuries. Today's Montenegro was the Serbian Principality Zeta in the 14th century. The Principality was under Ottoman leadership between the 14th and 19th centuries. Then it belonged to the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and in 1878 obtained its independence. In 1910 Prince Nicholas I proclaimed himself King. In the First World War, Montenegro fought on the Allied side and was defeated by Austro-German forces. Nicholas was forced to flee. Montenegro was part of the then called Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovens, renamed Yugoslavia in 1929. After the Second World War, Yugoslavia became Communist, under the leadership of Josip Tito. With strictness, this leader has maintained ethnic tensions under control until his death in 1980. A civil war erupted ten years later, Yugoslavia dissolving. The only countries remained were Serbia and Montenegro, forming an official state in 2003. According to the agreement between these two countries, Montenegro could not claim independence until after three years. In 2006, a referendum was held, in which Montenegro became an independent State. 

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