Montenegro, translated as ‘Black Mountain‘, is a Balkan country in Southeastern Europe, located on the Adriatic Sea, sharing borders with Serbia, Bosnia, Herzegovina, Kosovo, Albania, the Adriatic Sea and Croatia.
Its capital is Podgorica, a historical capital and older city of Cetinje and for much of the 20th century was part of Yogoslavia.
Being Europe’s smallest country, Montenegro displays rugged mountains, medieval villages and a narrow strip of beaches along its Adriatic coastline. The Bay of Kotor, resembling a fjord, is dotted with coastal churches and fortified towns like Kotor and Herceg Novi.
Montenegro is a beautiful country offering breathtaking nature, rich history, good food and a friendly population.
THE BEST TIME TO VISIT
The ideal time to visit Montenegro is between June and August, with a temperature range of 22C to 31C, and July is the hottest month.
The coldest month is January, with a temperature range of 2C to 11C.
The climate on the Montenegrin coast is typically the Mediterranean, with hot, dry summers and moderately cold winter months.
WHAT TO EXPECT
The official language in Montenegro is Montenegrin.
However, Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian and Albanian are also widely spoken here, with English being the least spoken.
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Banks & ATMs:
Montenegro offers modern banking services and ATMs widely available.
Plugs and Sockets:
There are two associated plug types, types C and F.
Plug type C is the plug that has two round pins.
Plug type F is the plug that has two round pins with two earth clips on the side.
Montenegro operates on a 230V supply voltage and 50Hz.
Montenegro is a safe country to visit. Its crime rate is relatively low, and as a tourist, you should only be worried about petty theft in destinations frequented by tourists.
Air Montenegro is the national carrier for Montenegro.
Tivat and Podgorica are Montenegro’s main international airports, but Dubrovnik Airport (in Croatia) is more accessible for tourists as there is a greater schedule of flights and airlines.
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