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Montenegro travel guide

How to get there
There are two international airports in the country - in the capital city of Podgorica and in Tivat.
No COVID documents are required for entry.
U.S. citizen visitors (traveling with U.S. passports) do not need a visa to enter and stay in Montenegro for up to 90 days. However, you need your U.S. Passport be ready for the trip. Visa Express Inc. will make all necessary staff for you at low price.

Where to stay

As a rule, people go to Montenegro to enjoy the sea: the length of the coastline of the country is about 300 km. Tourists prefer to settle in the seaside region from the Bay of Kotor to Ulcinj.

The most popular resorts are Herceg Novi, Kotor, Budva, Becici, Rafailovichi and Petrovac.

Apart from hotels, there is a great choice of apartments - locals live off the tourists, so accommodation is not a problem.

You can travel between the cities by bus or rent a car - rent is available at the airport of Tivat and in the city, in Kotor, Budva, Podgorica, Herceg Novi and Bar.

About communication: tourist SIM card for a month costs 15 euros, it includes 500 Gb. There are also SIM-cards for 15 days with the same 500 Gb for 10 euros.

There are no minutes for calls on this SIM-card, but it is possible to receive messages. A passport is enough to buy a SIM card.

Sim cards are sold everywhere - in small stores, newsstands and so on.


Tivat is on the shores of the Boka Kotorska Bay, the largest on the Adriatic. The most notable place here is the Porto Montenegro marina, where yachts, historic sailing ships, and other luxury watercraft moor.
On the opposite shore is Herceg Novi. Its buildings are built over the coast, so Herceg Novi is called the City of a Thousand Stairs.

The main attraction is the Old town. Here is the Clock Tower with a panoramic view, the Church of Archangel Michael.

Another picturesque town in the bay is Kotor. Of medieval towns on the Adriatic, Kotor is one of the best preserved. Probably contributed to this fact by the castle walls, which were built and rebuilt from IX to XIX century (that is, the whole millennium!). The walls surround the old town and go up to 800 meters, that's where the fortress of St. John is located.

It is forbidden by law to change the facades of buildings in Kotor. Therefore, when you come here, you get into a beautiful city of XVI-XVIII century Venetian construction.

In Kotor there are several religious communities, that's why there are a lot of both orthodox and catholic shrines. The quintessence of this is St. Luke's Church, which has two altars, one Orthodox and one Catholic.

Also worthy of attention are the Princely Palace, the Clock Tower and the Maritime Museum. Not far away are the mansions of noble families of Kotor - some of them built in the Middle Ages. In addition, Kotor has a beautiful promenade with yachts.

Three other settlements of Boka Kotorska - Risan, Perast and Prcan can be called "postcard". In the XVIII century there were built rich villas, gardens and churches. Budva is considered the most party place on the coast. There are many clubs, and there is a water park. The old town of Budva can be seen in less than an hour. But the promenade is very lively - and cafes, and tourist shops.
The main advantage of Budva - more than twenty beaches, "Budvan Riviera. Five are located within the city, the rest in the neighborhood. Many of them can be reached on foot. The main town beach - pebble Slavic, in the season there is no shortage of people.

Just opposite Slavyansky Beach, a kilometer away, is St. Nicholas Island, which can be reached by boat. There are no hotels, but there is a beach and one or two cafes, which are open only in season.

An interesting place is a small beach of fine pebbles, Richard's Head, located directly under the city walls.

To the north there are beaches Morgen-1 and Morgen-2, settled in bays.

A more relaxing beach vacation is in the surrounding settlements of Rafailovichi, Petrovac, Becici.

One more "expensive" location is the island Sveti Stefan, connected with the shoreline by a man-made embankment, which is fully occupied by a five-star hotel Aman.

The hotel has its own beach with beautiful fine red pebbles to the right of the embankment. It used to be a paid beach, but now Aman is out of business and the entrance is free to all.

On the opposite side is the usual town pebble beach with the same beautiful view.

South of Budva is Bar, the main cargo and passenger port of the country (there are ferry services to Italy). In terms of resort potential, it loses out to Budva, although it too has beaches. But Bar is more interesting because of its cultural and historical heritage.

The city consists of the Old and New Bar. The Old Bar is four kilometers from the coast. This ancient town was destroyed in 1878 by an explosion in a powder magazine and the inhabitants left it to build a new one on the coast.

Today the Old Bar resembles an archaeological museum under the open sky - there you can see the ruins of old buildings, the clock tower and a grand aqueduct built by the Turks.

There are trees and olive groves in the squares and squares of the once-prosperous city. Walking through its streets is pleasant even in the heat.

In case you want to transit through Montenegro to any other country that requires a visa, you can read how to make visa to every destination you actually want here.