How long is the flight from the UK?
The flight takes around two hours and 15 minutes.
What is there to do in Montenegro?
Montenegro is an adrenaline junkie’s dream, with plenty of outdoor activities to keep you entertained. Kayaking, sailing, diving, hiking, and white-water rafting are just some of the activities on offer.
With mysterious caves, charming villages, and stunning lakes and fjords, Montenegro is perfect for exploring by kayak. With grade ll rapids in Tara Canyon, white-water rafting is both an exhilarating and scenic experience. There are also plenty of more relaxing activities on offer, such as historical tours, or sunbathing on the numerous sandy beaches.
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What is the food like and how much does eating out cost?
Traditional food in Montenegro is hearty and meaty. Think Hungarian-influenced dishes like dumplings, stews, and goulash. The country’s cuisine also has a strong Italian flavour. You will find cured meats, a wide selection of cheeses, polenta, meatballs, pizzas, and some quality Italian wine on most restaurant menus. Turkish cuisine is also popular here, with the pita, kebab, and popular snacks like the Burek (meat, vegetable, or cheese-filled pastries).
There are sweet things in abundance in Montenegro, mainly Croatian-influenced desserts such as crepes, donuts and jams.
A meal for two in a mid-range restaurant will set you back around £25, with cheaper establishments costing around £12 for two.
What language do they speak in Montenegro?
They speak Montenegrin. You will find most people who work in restaurants and shops speak at least a little English, but we do recommend learning a few basic phrases to get yourself by.
What’s the nightlife like?
The town of Budva has the most vibrant nightlife, with plenty of bars and lively outdoor cafes open until 1am. Most people then move onto the nightclubs, which mainly play dance and house music, and are beginning to attract top-name DJs from around the world.
Can I rent a car and is it safe to drive here?
Montenegro’s roads have a bit of a reputation for being on the narrow side. However, people don’t tend to speed here, and stopping to pass each other is easy. Main roads are wider and good quality, and people drive on the right. Car hire will set you back around £30 per day, for the most basic model.
What’s the best way to get around?
The best way to get around Montenegro is by bus. Buses are frequent, reliable, and reasonably priced. All journey prices in the country are under 15 Euros, and you can get a bus to pretty much anywhere that you want to go.
What types of tours are available?
Kayaking tours are popular in Montenegro. Tour companies can give you lessons, or take you on guided trips, depending on your ability and experience. Other tour companies will take you white-water rafting, hiking, or on a city tour.
What is shopping like in Montenegro?
There are great opportunities for the local experience when it comes to shopping. Every town has a large open market selling delicious local produce, cheap clothing, souvenirs, and paintings. Boutique shopping is also popular in Montenegro, with Budva and Kotor leading the way when it comes to boutique shops. Porto Montenegro Marina is also a great place to shop for jewellery and designer swimwear.
What kind of costs can I expect?
Montenegro is a cheap destination when compared with other European holiday spots, but compared to other Balkan countries it is slightly more expensive. Expect to spend around £1 on a coffee, £1.60 on local beer, 40p per kilometre in a taxi, and 60p on local transport one-way.
What are the accommodation options?
Renting a villa is a popular option in Montenegro, with many being modern, spacious, and set in stunning locations. Other options include luxury hotels, quaint B&Bs, and no-frills hotels.
Which part of the country should I visit?
The town of Budva is small and well preserved, and has the best choice of bars, restaurants, and hotels. For culture and history, the old towns of Herceg Novi and the UNESCO world heritage listed, Kotor are the places to go. If you’re looking for beaches, the best spots are the Budva area, and Tivat. To see our favourite beaches, click here.
Is it safe?
Montenegro is generally considered to be a safe country to visit. The only problems you may encounter in tourist areas are pickpockets and beggars. It’s best not to give beggars money, as most are part of organised crime groups.
What’s the weather like?
Montenegro has a Mediterranean climate. Summer is from March to October, with most days enjoying warm, dry weather, and an average of 28 degrees Celsius. Winters are mild with a lot of rainfall. Skiing is possible in Kolasin, characterised by its pretty, snow-covered forest runs.