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Montenegro – the Pearl of the Mediterranean
Montenegro is a country that is being re-discovered by tourists from around the globe. Although the country was a well-known tourist spot in the 1980’s, its tourism suffered greatly from Yugoslavia’s tragic civil war in the 1990’s. Montenegro has both a picturesque coast and a mountainous northern region. With rugged mountains, medieval villages and beautiful beaches along its Adriatic coastline, nowhere else can you find so much natural beauty with beaches, clear lakes, fast rivers, and ancient mountains in such a compact area as in Montenegro.
The Montenegro coastline is just as gorgeous as that of Croatia or Greece and it is for a good reason that this major tourist destination gets crowded in summer.
The country’s Adriatic coast is 295 km long, with 72 km of beaches and with many well-preserved ancient towns.
Although Montenegro’s magnificent seaside scenery is best known among travelers, its mountains have some grand panoramic views to offer, too. The country shares the large freshwater Lake Skadar with neighboring Albania. It has a National Park status and offers great opportunities for hiking, bird watching and wildlife spotting.
Some call it the pearl of the Mediterranean and indeed, Montenegro, as a small country is unique in many ways. In the morning you can wake up along the beautiful Adriatic coast, have lunch on the banks of Skadar Lake, and enjoy an evening walk in the mountains.