In the foothills of Montenegro, the climate is closest to the temperate continental type. Winters are mild and snowy, and summers are relatively warm and long. The so-called resort Montenegro is the Adriatic coast with a typical Mediterranean climate. In summer, the beaches are sunny and hot, and in winter it is rainy, but sub-zero temperatures are rare.
In general, the temperature in Montenegro is stable from year to year. Southern cities are reliably protected from cold winter winds by mountains, so you can relax here even in December. The weather in winter is often compared to the climate of the Russian south, despite the higher rainfall.
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Budva is a resort that often serves as the most popular answer to the question: where to relax in Montenegro? Budva is a combination of beach holidays and ancient architecture, as well as high-quality, albeit expensive, shopping opportunities.
Podgorica is the capital of Montenegro and at the same time the main excursion center of the country. It will be of interest to lovers of antiquity and modern museums.
Kotor is a small resort town founded by Italians in the Middle Ages. The uniqueness of this place is that most of it is built before the 18th century, perfectly preserved, despite its age.
Herceg Novi is the best Montenegrin family resort. The city is remote from other tourist places, so even at the height of summer you can relax here against the backdrop of seascapes and ancient quarters.
How to get there
The only acceptable way to get to Montenegro is by plane. It is possible to fly to the airports of Podgorica or Tivat from Moscow and St. Petersburg by a direct regular flight. The flight in this case takes about 3 hours. In addition, charter flights depart from Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg and other cities throughout the summer. In winter, you will have to fly only through Moscow or St. Petersburg.
It is not advisable for Russians to travel by land to Montenegro, because in this case the main advantage is canceled – the possibility of visa-free entry.
The most convenient way to travel around Montenegro is the bus. The routes cover the entire country, although there may be problems with the schedule towards some mountainous regions.
But the railway transport in Montenegro is poorly developed, the peculiarity of the relief affects. Trains and electric trains can only travel between major cities, and almost all branches connect the country with Serbia.
A good option for traveling around Montenegro would be a rented car. Vehicle rental prices are lower here. Than in Europe as a whole – around € 50 / day for a middle-class car. Insurance is not required, but tourists are better off buying a policy.
Euro, EUR is used as the main currency in Montenegro.
You can exchange money at any bank branch, post offices, airport terminals and even hotels. All financial transactions, except for hotels, are possible from Monday to Friday from 13:00 to 17:00. On Saturdays, banks are open until lunch, Sunday is a day off.
Important: If you want to exchange money directly at the hotel, be prepared that the rate (due to the commission) will differ from a similar bank service. Each hotel in Montenegro has the right to set its own amount of commission fees from tourists.
The traditions of Montenegrin cuisine can be divided into two regions: the seaside format, which was strongly influenced by Italy, and the original cuisine of the central regions. And let a number of dishes here duplicate neighboring Serbia, but it is the national traditions that deserve tourists to go to at least one of these restaurants or cafes.
- Prosciutto is perhaps the most famous Montenegrin dish, which even has its own small homeland – the village of Negashi. Hence the official name – Negash prosciutto. These are raw smoked pork ham slices. It is usually served with cheese and vegetables.
- Chorba, or fishing chorba, is the Montenegrin version of our fish soup. Unlike the traditional Russian dish, the Balkan people add flour to the soup to thicken it like mashed potatoes. As for the seafood itself, they are used in huge quantities – from perch to shrimp.
- Chevapchichi – homemade fried minced meat sausages.
- Biscuits – this word in the territory of the former Yugoslavia does not mean at all a sweet flour dessert, but any meat cooked on fire.
- • Kaymak – the famous Montenegrin sauce. Refers to fermented milk products and is a cross between honey, sour cream and melted cheese.