Feel drawn to paint and sculpt at a local art school, or maybe you would enjoy mosaic making in Stari Bar, camping on Skadar Lake, or even salsa dancing on the beach? Then press the "log-off" button on your devices and come to Montenegro for digital detox. All this and much more awaits you!
Charge your batteries!
Montenegro's natural scents are most aromatic in April and May, and you can best witness its intrinsic richness in September and October, when tourism slows down, but you can still enjoy open restaurants and hotels. If you still want to experience the winter paradise, go to a winter resort in January or February.
Detox through painting and sculpting
Is there a better way to engage with your inner self than painting or sculpting, whether you are a beginner or an advanced level, whether you prefer acrylic, oil, watercolor, or terracotta? In Montenegro, there are numerous schools that provide personalized or group painting or sculpting programs for both adults and kids.
Painting and sculpting schools are typically run by academic painters or sculptors, so you'll be in good hands. Get in touch with your creative side and revel in the rejuvenating power of art. Discover arts and crafts schools and centers in Kotor, Budva, and Podgorica, as well as other Montenegrin cities.
Mosaic-making in Stari Bar
As part of the traditional summer festival "Bar Chronicle," which takes place from early July to mid-August, academic painter Petar Vujošević organizes a 15-day mosaic school for children and adults, after which the vibrant works of art are poured over and dried. The workshop concludes with a joint exhibition, with the mosaics remaining on display until September 1. Enrollment and participation in the mosaic school are both free of charge.
Skadar Lake Camping
We know of another fantastic way to detox: breathing fresh air while quietly rowing a boat through tranquil emerald lake waters.
Skadar Lake is home to numerous monasteries, and Mother Nature has lavishly rewarded this spot with richly diverse flora and fauna. For the adventurous camper, there are a couple camps to choose from, including Podkraj and Virpazar, and the gracious campground hosts will provide you with a comfortable tent along with pillows and a mattress. They will do their absolute best to ensure that you truly enjoy your Montenegrin detox experience.
Detox yoga school combined with healthy food from Montenegrin nature
Want to unlock your energy? Then attend the Detox School, which is held in various locations throughout Montenegro during the summer months, including Velika Beach (Long Beach) in Ulcinj, Hladna Bay (Cold Bay) near Bar, and Reževići near Budva. The organizers promise a holistic environment for the body, mind, and of course, palate, where rich flavors of food created solely by the interplay of earth, sun, water, and air will awaken life in you, and your palate will taste true, vibrant flavors.
Here you can finally express your suppressed creative energy, achieve the balance you long for, and connect with both your inner being and the life-giving nature that surrounds you, ultimately giving you the freedom to be present in the here and now.
Salsa on the coast
If you head down south, many salsa schools on the coast organize accelerated salsa courses during the summer, with the goal of quickly getting everybody into dance shoes and visiting modern outdoor clubs together, along with holding themed evenings of salsa, merengue, and bachata. You can follow the plan of gatherings and visits on Facebook and become a part of a happy salsa caravan traveling across Montenegro.
Hiking and visiting eco-katuns in Montenegro
Where can you find the most beautiful sunrises and the happiest sunsets? Where do you feel like you are standing on the roof of the world, breathing in not just air, but life itself? You guessed it: in Montenegro's mountains and eco-katuns. Here, Mother Nature rewards you with stunning waterfalls, streams, lakes - called mountain eyes, and alpine forests, all of which culminate to overwhelm your eyes with breathtaking views. On top of all the spectacular visual stimulus available, you can also alight your sense of taste and smell with national cuisine!
Tip: Don't go to the mountains without a guide.
PICK THE FRUIT on Montenegro's largest plantation
You can employ not only your thoughts but also your hands as you harvest the fruits of the labour of hardworking locals at Montenegro’s largest plantation of fruits in Ćemovsko Polje, which belongs to the company "Plantaže -13, July," founded in 1963. Do you want to help pick the endemic sweet grapes that are used to make the signature red wine "Vranac," or do you want to pick delicious peaches, apricots, and nectarines right off the tree? Whatever fruit you may love, we are waiting for you to come harvest some!
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