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Montenegro

Montenegro has over 293 km of unspoilt coastline more than 100 sandy beaches and around 260 sunny days a year. Montenegro belongs to the Middle Mediterranean region, that is, to southern Europe. It is located between 41o52'-43o42' north latitude and 18o 26'-20o22' east longitude.
Population :: 670,000
Capital :: Podgorica
Largest town :: Podgorica
Major towns :: Herceg Novi, Budva, Bar, Tivat. Ulcinj
Language :: The official language is Serbian. The most often spoken foreign languages are English, Italian and German.
Climate :: The coastal regions benefits from a mild climate all year. Summer temperatures range from 18 – 28 C with over 30 C in July and August. Winter ranges from 4 – 15 C. Heavy rain and strong winds are common in November and December.


Boka Kotorska : Budva : Bar : Ulcinj

Budva
Budva is situated in the central part of Montenegrin Adriatic Coast in Montenegro, with geographical position of 42” 16’ north latitude and 18” 50’ east longitude. Budva is considered one of the oldest settlements in the Balkans. The legend, confirmed by Greek mythology, says that Cadmo, the son of the Phoenician king Agenon, established Budva. He was expelled from Thebes and arrived by ox-drawn car in this area where he started Budva. Budva’s walled old town, with its cobblestone narrow streets Budva is a popular holiday destination with miles of pebble beaches spanning form Mogren to Becici.

Kotor
Kotor is situated on the far east side of Boka Kotorska. Its geographical position is 42” 25’ north latitude and 18” 46’ east longitude. Kotor lies under mountain Lovcen, on the south side of Kotorski Zaliv. The old town of Kotor is one of the best-preserved medieval towns in this part of the Mediterranean. It was succeeded in preserving its original form, so typical of towns between the XII and the XIV century. The city wall in old town Kotor is the longest in the Mediterranean. The asymmetric structure of the narrow streets and squares, combined with the numerous valuable monuments of medieval architecture, contributed to Kotor being placed on UNESCO’s “The world natural and cultural inheritance” list.

Herceg Novi
Herceg Novi is situated between mountain Orjen in the north and entrance to the Boka Kotorska on the south, on the north side of Hercegnovski Bay. Georgafical position of Herceg Novi is 42” 27’ north latitude and 18” 38’ east longitude. It was established by the Bosnian king Tvrtko I in the spring of 1382. His successor and nephew Stjepan Vukcic - Kosaca, known as Herceg Stjepan, made it a town, which it was named after. Along with its neighbor Dubrovnik, Herceg Novi became a significant economic, political, and cultural center by the sea. The town is a very popular holiday destination

Tivat
Tivat is situated on eastern shore of Tivatski Zaliv Tivat, the youngest town in the Boka area was established on the spacious plateau at the bottom of Vrmac. According to the archives of Kotor, the following names were mentioned here in the XIV century: Teude, Theode, and Theudo who are related to the queen Teuta. It is believed that during queen Teuta’s reign during 3rd century B. C., a settlement existed on Tivat’s territory in which queen Teuta had a villa with a luxurious garden. Tivat is the only town on Montenegrin Adriatic Coast that has its own international airport.

Bar
Bar is primarily a significant port in this part of the Balkans and an important railroad destination. The new, clean and elegant settlements of Bar, near the port, make a big impression. The Old Town in Bar is believed to date back to 9th century. Bar is not only a port, but also a tourist town. The beaches begin near the marina, and extend up to Sutomore’s slopes.

Ulcinj
Ulcinj lies on the mouth of river Bojana. It is the southernmost town in Montenegro, approximately 15 km northwest of Albanian border. Its geographical position is 41” 55’ north latitude and 19” 12’ east longitude. Ulcinj extends along the sea in the shape of a drawn bow. It is actually the remains of the former Colhidium or Olcinium. You can discover its long and dramatic three-millennium history. It is one of the oldest towns along the Adriatic coast.

 
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