Montenegro is a destination worth a visit in the post-pandemic period, according to the prominent Polish media of Gazeta Krakowska and Dziennin Polski.
Author Marek Długopolski, who previously paid a study visit to Montenegro with the support of the National Tourism Organisation of Montenegro, has fond memories of our country.
He could not hide his delight at the Sveti Stefan peninsula, which he describes as the ‘Adriatic Monaco’.
“Sveti Stefan is an oasis of luxury immersed in turquoise sea. It features blood-red roofs, white and delicate grayness of raw stones, greenery of small trees, as well as rustic, rugged but sturdy buildings and charming and quiet alleys. Sveti Stefan, the pearl of the Montenegrin coastline, the Adriatic Monaco, is one of the most popular photographed attractions in Montenegro. It is also an exclusive hotel, serving as a summer retreat for celebrities, artists, politicians and some of the most powerful people in the world. Also, this is where tennis star Novak Đoković and his long-term partner Jelena Ristić said ‘yes’,” Długopolski writes.
He says that Montenegro has a plethora of charming and unusual sites, including the coastal towns of Budva, Kotor, Bar, Ulcinj and Herceg Novi.
“Budva is considered one of the oldest settlements in the Adriatic basin. It was home to the Greeks, Romans, Venetians and Slavs and not it’s one of the most fashionable resorts in Montenegro. Tourists are also eager to visit the medieval town of Kotor, which is reminiscent of the nearby fairytale-like Venice. There is also Bar, where the first king Mihailo Vojislavljević was crowned in 1077, as well as wonderful Ulcinj, famous for its pirate past but also for the longest beach in Montenegro, stretching for 13 kilometres. And yet, you cannot miss out on Herceg Novi, the kingdom of painters and writers,” Długopolski notes.
Readers are also recommended to visit the historical and cultural capital of Cetinje, as well as the mausoleum of Petar Petrović Njegoš II on Mount Lovćen. As the author notes, Njegoš was not only a ruler, prince-bishop and philosopher, but is also the greatest Montenegrin poet.
“Montenegro also boasts the 17th century Ostrog Monastery, which is a destination for numerous pilgrimages, as well as Lake Skadar, the largest in the Balkans, the monumental 1,300 m deep Tara canyon and 117 beaches measuring over 73 km. You can’t leave this country without trying Njeguši prosciutto and Pljevlja cheese, while there are also excellent olives and grapes,” the article reads.
Summing up, Długopolski recommends visiting Montenegro, the land of mighty mountain peaks and turquoise sea, as soon as travel restrictions are lifted.
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