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Whilst primarily known for its idyllic beaches, the small and independent country of Montenegro has far more to offer its visitors. Fortified towns line the coast and no fewer than five national parks protect all that is best of its abundant and largely unspoiled natural beauty.
Its mountains form the buffer with its neighbours, with Serbia to the north from whom independence was gained just a few years ago in 2006. The towns, despite the ravages of the recent Balkan conflict, retain some original architecture, the result of Roman, Venetian and Ottoman influences, and a number of interesting museums, galleries and churches for you to peruse. The Adriatic coastline though is dotted with picture-postcard villages and towns hugging the seaboard and rising up the hills behind: Ulcinj, Budva and Kotor, now a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Weather & Climate
Montenegro has a Mediterranean climate on the coast, with alpine conditions in the mountains. The average summer coastal temperature is 27°C
When to go
Peak season is July-August so vistors may prefer May-June and September-October when the days are sunny and the sea is still warm.