10 Reasons You Need to Visit Montenegro

Looking for a European escape with all the “wow,” but none of the crowds? It might be time to visit Montenegro.

If the last time you even thought about this small Balkan country was during a geography exam, you’re not alone. Most tourists completely miss the mountains, churches, fortified cities, and beautiful beaches that dot this tiny country on the Adriatic Sea. If a more affordable and less crowded European vacation sounds like a good fit for you, make sure to check out these 10 Reasons You Need to Visit Montenegro:

1. Old Town Kotor is everything you expect from Europe, minus the tourists!

Old Town Kotor, Montenegro

Trover photo by Irina Gureeva

 

2. Breathtaking views of the Gulf of Kotor from every hill

Kotor visit Montenegro

Trover photo by Haley Bye

 

3. Sunsets over the Adriatic Sea in Bečići

Becici, Montenegro sunset

Trover photo by Cristian Stef

 

4. The Njegoš Mausoleum, which has probably the best burial view in the world

The Njegoš Mausoleum in Montenegro

Trover photo by Nick Stermer

 

5. Idyllic country cabins at Durmitor National Park

Durmitor National Park in Montenegro

Trover photo by Jelle Canipel

 

6. The incredible cliff-encased Ostrog Monastery

Ostrog Monastery in Montenegro

Trover photo by Tanya Vitkova

 

7. Otherworldly landscapes at Skadar Lake National Park

Skadar Lake National Park in Montenegro

Trover photo by Hazal Alkan

 

8. Incredible hiking at Biogradska Gora National Park

Biogradska Gora National Park in Montenegro

Trover photo by Megan @ Pegs on the Line

 

9. The dangerously exhilarating Piva Canyon Road in Durmitor National Park

Durmitor National Park in Montenegro

Trover photo by Bettina Arknaes

 

10. The quaint resort islet of Sveti Stefan

Sveti Stefan in Montenegro

Trover photo by Cristian Stef

 

Have you booked a flight yet? If you still need some convincing, make sure to check out the full list of Top Attractions in Montenegro, and don’t forget to share photos from your own travels on Trover!