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Before heading to southeast Europe this summer, there was a tough decision to make: Kotor or Tivat?
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I find value in visiting new places with ease. That was until I went to Podgorica, Montenegro's capital city.
On our way into Kotor, we stumbled across Hotel Fjord, which has been derelict for 12 years.
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Montenegro is a small nation in south east Europe, which borders Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Kosovo and Albania, and has a stretch of coast on the Adriatic Sea.
It was a part of Yugoslavia and, following the breakup of that republic, Montenegro formed an alliance with Serbia, simply named Serbia and Montenegro, before gaining independence in 2006. Although not a member of the European Union, Montenegro’s currency is the Euro.
While Podgorica is its capital and biggest city, it is the seaside towns of Kotor, Tivat and Budva that are synonymous with tourists and are the country’s most popular destinations. It is here you’ll find beautiful beaches and breathtaking mountains towering over the delightful Bay of Kotor.
This Balkan nation could be the next big thing in European travel, as tourism continues to venture eastwards.
Time and Date in Montenegro
Did you know?
Montenegro’s name literally means ‘black mountain.’
Tara River Canyon is the biggest canyon in Europe, reaching 1,300 metres at its deepest point. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Brad Pitt’s first lead movie role, as Rick in Dark Side of the Sun, was partially filmed in Montenegro.
In 1992, Montenegro became the first country in the world to have text written in its constitution concerning environmental protection. The Montenegrin constitution defines the country as a “Democratic, social and ecological nation.”
Montenegro does not mint, issue or print Euro coins and notes. It imports them from other Eurozone countries.