Montenegro is a proud Balkan gem that is slowly but steadily growing into one of the major touristic hotspot along the Adriatic. Having shaken the tarnish of its ties to Serbia during the long conflicts that embroiled Yugoslavia’s former republic, this young nation is offering the world an ultra glamorous touristic destination.
Its plate is full of remarkable attractions that will have families enchanted and looking forward for the next holiday to come back for more. It offers unspoilt glacial lakes, striking ancient walled cities, lush alpine peaks, an incredible coastline and the gorgeous Black Mountains from which the name is derived Montenegro. Here are some of the best places to visit with on your family holidays in Montenegro.
The Tara Canyon is one of the world’s deepest canyons and should be on any traveler’s checklist in Montenegro. While most people never seem to leave the stunning coastline, a little adventure for your family would be worthwhile. During summer the river is a little friendlier to rafters as it is calmer giving you an opportunity to navigate safely without worrying about safety. You will enjoy beautiful sceneries as you raft and stop over along the 18 km of river as you stop over along your journey to swim and recharge your energy with local cuisine.
Take your family high up the mountains to enjoy the beautiful sceneries and the tranquil ambience of the largest lake in the Balkan Peninsula. It is surrounded by dramatic Karst Mountains reflected in the mirrored waters. Its rocky shores and wetlands play host to a myriad of wildlife with more than 260 species of birds, traditional fishing villages, islet monasteries and pristine beaches. The lake is in a preserved national park and it offers a refreshing opportunity to dip and cool off in its fresh waters.
When not enjoying swimming or kayaking on the lake you can wander off to the mountains and discover the wildlife found there, from brightly colored lizards to wild boars and even wolfs. The mountain vegetation is famous for its medicinal value.
Podgorica is the amazing capital of Montenegro; it is rich in history and culture that evident with its numerous historical sites. Though most people would prefer to head directly to the stunning beaches once they land in Podgorico, a little exploration of this city of contrasts would be worthwhile. Medun is one of the oldest settlements in Podgorica and its charms its visitors with its physical beauty and rich traditions. It is an ideal location to stroll with your family as you explore its survival after years of different civilizations.
Duklija is one of the most significant Roman towns in Podgorica and is a place that is so rich in history that once you step in it you travel back in time to over twenty centuries back. Ancient remains of temples, spas, necropolises and forums help you picture what life must have been like in this place. It is also on this place that Podgorica was founded.