Considered a jewel of the Adriatic, Montenegro offers mountains and forests, and beaches, that will appeal to people of all tastes. Montenegro is a country which has blossomed since the dark days of the Yugoslav wars in early 1990s. Now widely regarded as one of the world's most appealing tourist destinations, it offers a warm Mediterranean climate, and great contrasts of landscape and environment.
A small country, with a population of approximately 630,000 people and covering around 14,000 square kilometres of territory, its capital city is Podgarica. Mountains typify the country's northern regions, while its southern Adriatic coast offers excellent opportunities for a more conventional beach holiday. The Ulcinj South Coast region has been highlighted by many who have taken Montenegro holidays as an especially fine place to visit. The landscape is superb all across the country, from the sea to the mountains, and many Montenegro apartments possess stunning views as a matter of course. There are as yet no motorways in the country, meaning that much of it is considered unspoilt. However, that does mean that getting around is more difficult than normal by western European or American standards. There are four National Parks in Montenegro, with the Durmitor National Park near Zabljak regarded as one of the finest. This is a great place to visit for the outdoors enthusiast, and biking and hiking are popular activities here. Vivid blue lake waters and deep forests bathed in sunshine frame the view of what residents in Montenegro apartments can enjoy here.
Many people taking Montenegro holidays are attracted to the country's culture and history, as well as its outstanding natural beauties. The nation exists at something of a cultural crossroads, combining elements of both Slavic and Mediterranean culture in an intoxicating mix. Situated close to Niksic, the country's second-largest city, is one of Montenegro's finest historical attractions. The monastery at Ostrog is well worth the visit for anyone enjoying Montenegro holidays. At one stage the home of the Orthodox Saint Basil, its upper part provides visitors with a view of just about all of Montenegro.