Montenegro Destination Guide & Country Overview

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Updated: 2018-05-13.

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First of all, where is Montenegro? Montenegro is a small country in southeastern Europe located on the Balkan Peninsula along the eastern shores of the Adriatic Sea. Montenegro is bordered by Bosnia and Herzegovina to the northwest, Croatia to the west, Serbia to the northeast, Kosovo to its east, and Albania to its southeast.

Montenegro, literally “Black Mountain,” has a history that coincides with that of Serbia going back many centuries. In the late 1900s, it became a part of Yugoslavia, followed by a short existence as a joint country with Serbia; it peacefully disbanded, and today we have two separate countries.

Podgorica is the capital and largest city; Cetinje is designated as the Old Royal Capital. Podgorica is a favorite destination amongst travelers to the country, with its handy air connections to other European cities. However, the seaside towns (such as Kotor) and the mountain region also give the capital a run for its money with their insane natural beauty.

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