Great news from Podgorica! Not only that Montenegro decided to be a part of Eurovision Song Contest next year again, RTCG revealed the name of the artist, who is going to sing for this Balkan country in Copenhagen.
Sergej Ćetković, a very popular Montenegrin pop singer is one of our very first Eurovision contestants for 2014.
We needed some time in nature. Looking for an outing on a rare sunny day this winter, some friends and I traveled to Drušići. Halfway between Podgorica and Cetinje, this small, sleepy village offers several possibilities for a half-day hike. The mostly-flat trails offer family-friendly hiking options.
After a few weeks of rain, we took advantage of the first sunny day in January to make a trip to the medieval fortified town of Žabljak Crnojevića, once capital of the Crnojević dynasty. This beautiful place is situated on a hill near Skadar Lake, at a distance of only 15 km (a 20 minutes drive) from Podgorica.
Given that Montenegro’s very name is a clue to its stunning, mountainous interior, it’s perhaps surprising that the country remains little known as a winter sports destination – yet the skiing here is world-class.
Exceptional snowfall, stunning pistes and charming boutique accommodation all await you in the Bjelasica mountain range, north of the capital Podgorica.
The most beautiful time of the day to visit Perast is around sunset. During the tourist season, when all resorts on the Montenegrin Coast are overcrowded, you can be sure that the atmosphere in Perast is relaxed and peaceful. It has really been a good idea to close the promenade for traffic. You can park your car at both ends of the town and hire a bike, if you don’t want to walk.
The annual award ceremony "Wild Beauty Award 2013" for contribution to the quality, affirmation and promotion of Montenegrin tourism offer was held in "Splendid Conference & Spa" Hotel in Becici. The ceremony was merged with the celebration of "Tourist New Year", in cooperation with the Montenegrin Tourism Association.
It has been my wish to explore the mountain plateau of Sinjajevina for a long time, but I knew that it would not be easy to realize such an idea, as you need a 4×4 to discover this huge mountain expanse in the heart of Montenegro. But one of these days we were invited by friends to visit Krnja Jela, a village with around one hundred inhabitants on the western side of the plateau.
Have you ever heard about Mount Siljevica? It is situated in the region of Katunska nahija, between Zagarač and Bandići (Komani), at a distance of around 20 km from Podgorica. We expected it to be a nice place for a walking tour, as we desperately needed some fresh air after several days of hard work.
This summer I read in the newspapers that the Montenegrin Railway Company (Željeznica Crne Gore) had purchased three modern trains in Spain and that they would be used on the line from Podgorica to Nikšić. This railway, completed with 760 mm gauge in 1948, was upgraded to standard gauge in 1965.
You don't get much more idyllic and romantic than this - a luxury spa hotel, on its own island. In the '60s the island became a playground for the rich andfamous; screen legend Sophia Loren loved it so much, and stayed so frequently, that the hotel named her favourite cottage after her. In its most recent incarnation, the entire
The former Yugoslavia is dotted with monuments that were built in Tito’s spirit. So is Montenegro. Many friends and relatives from the Netherlands have asked me about the meaning of numerous concrete ‘forks’, ‘wings’, ‘stars’ or social-realistic sculptures they have seen. Can you believe that there are 1,700 war memorials, monuments and memorial plaques in Montenegro?
Winter has arrived in Montenegro, but only eleven days ago we spent a beautiful day on the island of Ada Bojana. It was warm and sunny with a temperature of 22 degrees Centigrade. No tourists, no traffic, no noise. Some people were fishing and others were taking a walk along the endless beach. So did we… enjoying the silence and the untouched nature.