8 Towns you Have to Visit in Montenegro

(Last Updated On: October 14, 2018)

I am afraid I have to admit that I never thought of Montenegro as a country that I want to visit. Do not get me wrong, if it was possible I would like to see every corner of the world, but somehow Montenegro was never a priority for me.

With my most recent phobia, a fear of flying, I had to find a place to travel to that was close to my country. Since I have visited our neighboring countries numerous times I had to find something new, a place that I have not been to before.

I did a research on Pinterest and as the time was approaching I couldn`t wait to hit the road again. We had 10 days, which was enough to visit the most interesting places and spend some time on the beach soaking up the September sun.

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On my travels I want to walk as much as possible so that is why I chose September, I thought that there would be less crowds and the temperatures will go down. It turned out that I was wrong it was really crowded and the temperatures were really high.

1 | Perast

Perast was not the first place that we visited but it was the one that I liked the most, my hubby too, since it is just one street so there is not much walking required. This is an old town that is situated a few kilometers northwest of Kotor. Most of the palaces are abandoned but even today they testify of the richness of the bay of Kotor.

From Perast you can see the 2 islands in the Bay of Kotor, Our Lady of the Rocks and Sveti Djordje, and you can also visit them for only $5.

2 | Kotor Old Town

When we arrived to Kotor it was raining, which is a chance we had to take considering we wanted to travel at the end of September, and we couldn`t climb the fortress for that reason. It seems that Kotor history, culture and tradition are being intact. Once you put a step into the Old Town you have a feeling that you are taking a step back in time. Visiting all those beautiful churches, cathedrals and narrow streets can be easily done in a day. So do not just go and rush through the place, instead take your time and absorb the atmosphere of this laid back town.

3 | Cetinje, Old Royal Capital

Cetinje is the historic capital of Montenegro that should definitely make the list of places you have to visit. When we were planning our trip, we wanted to visit the coastal towns only, but my best friend suggested the city so I had to trust her. She was not wrong, the city is so quiet yet it has so much to offer. It is amazing for nature and hiking buffs and it is an ideal destination if you want to escape the crowds in Budva.

4 | Petrovac na Moru

Petrovac na Moru is another popular tourist destination within Budva Municipality. It is another small town with only 3 beaches Lucice Beach, Buljarica Beach and the main Petrovac Beach.

5 | Tivat

Tivat is a city that really stands out. It is way different from all the other cities that we have visited in Montenegro. It is elegant and luxurious with many monuments of great historical and cultural value. St. Roko Church is the oldest Roman Catholic Church in the part of Tivat which is called Donja Lastva. The doors from this church are open for everyone but you just have to be really quiet if you go inside.

6 | Sveti Stefan

Sveti Stefan is a small islet turned hotel on the Adriatic Coast of Montenegro. It comes as no surprise that this is one of the most photographed site in Montenegro. In the past there were guided tours where you can explore this beautiful resort for a certain price, unfortunately you cannot visit the island today unless you book a hotel room.

For the best view you need to head to Saint Sava church. It is a bumpy road but it is well worth it.

7 | Budva

Budva is probably the most popular destination for young people thanks to its very rich night life. Budva is known as the “tourist capital of Montenegro” thanks to its glittering sea and culture that dates back some 2,500 years. There are plenty of activities that this city has to offer. you can spend some time on the beach, or take a walk through the narrow streets of Budva Old Town and if you feel more adventurous you can get a bird`s eye view of the coast paragliding from the Brajici hill.

8 | Ulcinj

Ulcinj was the last town we visited in Montenegro. Ulcinj is a town on the southern coast which is overshadowed by Budva and Kotor and for that reason I didn`t even plan to visit. For those 2 hours that we spent there I realized that this place has lots to offer and for that reason I must go back again and hike the hill and visit the Old Town.

Where to stay in Montenegro?

It turns out that in Montenegro you can find really cheap accommodation. We stayed in a beautiful guest house that we found on Booking.com.

You can also rent a whole apartment on AirBnb as well, and if you use this coupon you will get $27 discount the first time you rent a place. 

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Author: Elena

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    catherine shane

    October 20, 2018 at 3:31 am

    All the place are so nice and beautiful ,., the views is so fantastic, Yeah your right the place that you will love to visit .

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    October 20, 2018 at 6:55 am

    Montenegro looks like a dream, defnitely a place worth to visit some day!

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    Nina Nichols

    October 21, 2018 at 12:45 am

    Your pictures are absolutely gorgeous! Montenegro is something so unfamiliar but judging from the pictures, it looks like an awesome place!

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    Chloe @callmecoco.co

    October 21, 2018 at 7:38 am

    Beautiful pictures! I wanted to visit Montenegro and this article convinced me even more!

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    October 21, 2018 at 9:33 am

    I can’t believe I still haven’t been to Montenegro. It’s very close to us and it’s a pity really especially seeing all these nice towns you got to visit!

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    October 21, 2018 at 2:09 pm

    I wonder why you missed Bar, it’s totally my favorite. It’s so peaceful there, so caml. The old part is pretty too. From you list my favorite is Kotor for sure.

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    Karen Monica

    October 21, 2018 at 3:16 pm

    Montenegro seems a wonderful place to visit. Hopefully I will have the chance to visit it one-day

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    October 21, 2018 at 4:11 pm

    I have never been to Montenegro, but it looks like a lovely place to visit! I certainly wouldn’t mind visiting there someday.

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    Azlin Bloor

    October 21, 2018 at 7:10 pm

    This is such a helpful post for me. Montenegro is one of the places that we are bound to visit soon, and I’m definitely bookmarking your post!

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    Pooja Kumari

    October 22, 2018 at 2:40 pm

    To be honest I’ve never heard of this place before. But your description and pictures are so amazing that I have to do some research and visit the place in the future.

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    Clarice Lao / Camping for Women

    October 22, 2018 at 3:28 pm

    Well, to be honest — I was not aware of this place but after reading your post — I can’t help but be interested to visit. It would be a great break from my daily routine. Hope to visit soon. Thank you for sharing this recommendation.

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    Jesusa Gilliam

    October 22, 2018 at 5:22 pm

    Great pictures, these all look like fun towns to visit. It’s always nice to read reviews on a place before you vacation there. We plan on taking a vacation soon, I’ll have to share this with my husband.

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    Surekha Busa

    October 23, 2018 at 9:33 am

    I have never been there but it looks really a nice place to visit I will definitely add this to my bucket list.

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    June 18, 2019 at 4:30 pm

    I would love to visit Sveti Stefan. I heard really great reviews about this place. Will seriously consider this during our next trip. Will make sure to drop by the Saint Sava church.Thank you for the tip.

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    Sabrina Must

    June 18, 2019 at 4:46 pm

    Montenegro looks quite beautiful! I get flight-phobia sometimes too. But, hopefully I can visit some of these spots soon, thanks for sharing!

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