Montenegro, a tiny nation on the Adriatic Sea, is barely a blip on the American tourist radar, but the country nevertheless features a stunning range of natural wonders and historical sites that surpass those of many other European destinations. Montenegro's tourism infrastructure is way behind the competition, however, so if you're planning a trip there, it would be best to book your cheap Montenegro hotel deal in advance so that you don't face any unpleasant surprises after a long day exploring.
The southern Montenegrin coast is 93 miles of mostly unspoiled beaches. So unspoiled, in fact, archaeologists have found Illyrian tombs in the tiny village of Zogaj here that date back to the 5th century B.C. Ulcinj, the largest town along this coastal stretch, was a stronghold for pirate raids during the middle Ages. Ulcinj's local beach is renowned for its underground spring, which produces waters that are a mix of sulfur, radium, and sea salts. The locals call it "Ladies Beach," believing it helps with fertility issues. The nearby Lake Skadar is a resting point for migratory birds from all over Europe.
Montenegro's northern Adriatic coast is much longer and considerably more developed. The UNESCO World Heritage Site Kotor is located here along a submerged river canyon that many geologists describe as "the only fjord in southern Europe." Kotor's Old Town, founded in 1166, is one of the most well-preserved in the Adriatic region, and the city's ancient walls and other fortifications are also in good shape.
A town that's equally well-preserved and rapidly growing in popularity among hip young Europeans is Budva, the capital of a 22-mile-long stretch of beachfront that's been dubbed the "Budva Riviera." In Budva, it's perhaps the easiest to find Montenegro hotels.
Montenegro's most spectacular site may be the Tara River Gorge, the second longest river canyon in the world after the Grand Canyon. Located inside Durmitor National Park, the canyon is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Durmitor has become a top venue for outdoor sports lovers from all over southern Europe too. In the winter, they come to ski and snowboard while in the summer they partake in hiking, mountaineering, and sightseeing. Hotels in Montenegro and other tourism facilities serving this area are centered in the town of Žabljak.
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