Montenegro is a country located in southeastern Europe. Montenegro is best described as a country with mountains and sea. It borders several countries: Albania in the south-east, Bosnia and Herzegovina in the north-west, Croatia in the west and Serbia in the northeast. Tourism is still in its infancy and that makes it the best time to visit Montenegro.
All you need to know for your visit to Montenegro.
Montenegro is one of the youngest countries in the world. In 2003, after years of tribute, the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia was renamed “Serbia and Montenegro”. This became an official own state. In 2006 there was a referendum that caused the state to fall apart. In this controversial referendum there was ultimately the conclusion that Montenegrin independence had to come. A total of 55.5% voted for independence. This was ultimately just above the 55% limit set by the EU. The country was declared independent on the 3rd of June 2006.
What is the best time to visit Montenegro?
The best time to visit is from April to September. Montenegro’s climate consists of two different zones: the coast has typical Mediterranean weather, with very hot summers, around thirty degrees and with mild winters. While the interior knows a different climate, with warm summers and cold winters. Hereby, temperatures drop to below zero, with occasional heavy rainfall and a lot of snow. The scenery varies from high mountains to narrow coastal plains.
The banks are open Monday to Friday from 08:30 to 16:00. On Saturdays the banks close at 12:00. Money exchange can only be done in the bank, because on the street exchange is forbidden. ATMs are found everywhere in Montenegro. In the shops, hotels and restaurants you can pay with credit or debit cards.
What are the ethnic groups in Montenegro?
The population is ethnically very diverse. About forty five percent of the population is composed of Montenegro, followed by the Serbs (28.73%), Bosnians (8.65%), Albanians (4.91%), Muslims (3.31%) and Croats (0.97%).
There are 2 international airports in Montenegro: Podgorica and Tivat. Also, the airport in Dubrovnik (Croatia) is a good starting point for your trip. Dubrovnik has more flight options from most European airports.
- 1 January: New Year’s Day.
- 7-8 January: Orthodox Christmas Day.
- 17 April: Orthodox Good Friday.
- 20 April: Orthodox Easter Monday.
- 27 April: structure of the national day.
- 12 May: labour day.
- 21 May: The day of independence.
- 9 May: The day of victory.
- 29 and 30 November: the day of the Republic.
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