Montenegro has bags for outdoorsy types. Of all the natural parks to explore, Lake Skadar is especially jaw-dropping. There, water from the mountains is collected before it reaches the Adriatic Sea. Pass any of the peaks and you’ll find diverse animal and plant species, plus wells that are said to have healing powers!
The swankiness steps up in Tivat’s Porto Montenegro. This yachting paradise doubles as a playground for the well-heeled, as it’s sprinkled with five-star hotels and fab fine dining digs. Though it’s got a Monaco-style vibe, take a scan around the area and you’ll spy mighty mountains surrounding you.
Rich in culture
Turn the pages of the local history books in places such as Budva. A citadel, four churches and buildings showcasing Venetian architecture are among the main sights. For an unbeatable contrast between the sepia-hued town, rugged mountains and azure waters, there’s Kotor Bay. It’s a smorgasbord of Montenegrin culture.