Montenegro is a Balkan country with rugged mountains, medieval villages and a narrow strip of beaches along it’s Adriatic coastline.
The Bay of Kotor, resembling a fjord, is dotted with coastal churches and fortified towns such as Kotor and Herceg Novi. Durmitor National Park, home to bears and wolves, encompasses limestone peaks, glacial lakes and 1,300m-deep Tara River Canyon.
Montenegro is a famous tourist destination.
The legendary English romantic poet Lord Bryon once described the country this way: ‘At the birth of the planet the most beautiful encounter between land and sea must have been on the Montenegrin coast’. This is a testament to the country’s striking beauty, which is no doubt one of the primary reasons why it attracts millions of visitors.
Facts and figures
Land and total area: 13,812 sq km (5,333 sq mi)