Montenegro is a small country located in the Adriatic region of Eastern Europe. Blessed with sensational natural landscapes featuring turquoise blue waters of the Adriatic Sea, lofty mountains, primeval forests, quaint villages and red-tiled waterfront cities. Montenegro packs sheer beauty in its every corner including historic Roman ruins, sturdy fortresses, medieval villas, Orthodox monasteries, churches and mosques. Montenegro also represents the unique cultural amalgamation of Eastern Bloc and Western European culture in the modern day.
This beautiful, politically stable country is one of the last few offbeat European destinations still free from the usual touristy commercial. Country’s seafront cities like Kotor, Budva, Sveti Stefan are ideal for honeymooners and solo travellers looking for quaint and peaceful holidays. However, sea and sand is not the only component of Montenegro. One can move into the mountainous and rocky interior to picturesque villages, olive farms, vineyards, beautiful lakes, forests and wonderful national parks.
Visit this wonderful country this summer and enjoy the scenic beaches, pristine lakes, cool forests and hills in complete peace. Interact with friendly locals and savour the delicious Montenegrin cuisine.
How To Reach Montenegro
By Air: Podgorica Airport in the country’s primary international gateway and receives international flights from several key European capitals. Montenegro Airlines is the country’s official airlines and connects all the major regional cities and some European hubs.
Tivat Airport is located on the Montenegrin Coast near the city of Tivat. The airport receives regular flight from Belgrade and Moscow throughout the year. Dubrovnik Airport in Croatia is a half-hour drive from the Montenegro border and is served by many international airlines.
By Rail: Montenegro has one daytime and one overnight train from Belgrade, Serbia. The Train route goes through Bijelo Polje, Kolašin, Podgorica and ends in Bar, Montenegro’s main seaport. The Montenegro train line is considered as among the most scenic railway journeys in the world.
By Bus: Regular bus service is available between Dubrovnik and Split to Montenegro. Buses are also available from Belgrade to Montenegrin coast and Podgorica.
By Ship: Ferry services ply between Italy and Montenegro. Taking a ferry from Italy to Montenegro is considered as one of the most romantic ways to reach this wonderful country.
Montenegro Visa Requirements
All visitors travelling to Montenegro must obtain a visa from one of the Montenegrin diplomatic missions unless they hold valid passports of one of the visa exempted countries. Citizens of 95 countries can enjoy a 90-day stay in Montenegro without a visa. Citizens of European Union, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Iceland, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Norway, New Zealand, Turkey, Russia, Switzerland, South Korea, United States of America, etc.
Middle East countries of Kuwait, Qatar and United Arab Emirates are also exempted from mandatory visa and includes a period of 90 days stay.
Citizens of all the other countries that are not included in the list of 95 visa exempted countries will have to apply for a visa prior to their Montenegro. Moreover, any citizens holding a visa issued by Ireland, the European Union, the United Kingdom and the United States can now avail a 30-day stay without a visa.