18 December 2018 - Euro-Unit Montenegro Company, in cooperation with its long-time partner Yamaha Music Europe, is organising the event “ MUSIC DAYS ” at the shopping mall Delta City in Podgorica.
From Monday to Friday – December 17 to 21, in the central part of the shopping centre, the organisers will present a wide range of electric pianos and electric drums of the most prestigious producer of musical equipment - Yamaha.
All interested visitors will have the opportunity to try playing these instruments on site, to get more information about products within the music industry and even gain additional discounts for purchasing the instruments through vouchers to be distributed on this occasion.
The organisers expect the event to be visited by professionals from the musical-instrument sector as well as local professional and amateur musicians. By attending the event, you can forge business contacts and strengthen the existing ones, build up knowledge in the musical instrument world and purchase musical equipment at affordable prices with discounts.
The organiser of this event, Euro-Unit Montenegro Company, is a part of the Euro-Unit Group, which is the leading company in the sales of musical instruments and professional audio equipment in this part of Europe. The company started operating in Montenegro in 2007 and is engaged in the sales and maintenance of professional audio equipment and musical instruments as well as renting instruments and equipment for concerts, conferences, and similar events. Euro-Unit’s area of expertise also includes designing, installing and maintaining sound systems for all types of business premises, public institutions, schools, cafes, clubs, as well as conference halls.
Yamaha Corporation is a Japanese multinational corporation and conglomerate with an extensive range of products and services, predominantly musical instruments. As a brand, Yamaha Music Europe is known for its high-quality products - pianos, digital musical instruments, wind instruments, string instruments, percussion instruments, educational musical instruments, and professional audio equipment.
The representatives of Euro-Unit and Yamaha kindly invite you to visit the event and share the love for music with them!
17 December 2018 - Charming and beautiful, Kotor is especially gorgeous during the end-of-year festivities. Kotor’s streets and citadel are embellished with lights and magnificent decorations that all locals and tourists can enjoy during the holidays.
This year’s refined Christmas decorations throughout Kotor caught the eye of the city’s public. Inspired by the holiday’s spirit, the representatives of the local government paid particular attention to details, and their creativity contributed to the Christmas atmosphere within the city.
Creative interpretation of the holiday symbols that lit up Kotor includes: Christmas presents, luminous arches, tunnels, cross street decorations, Christmas bells, colorful bows, Christmas tree balls, Snowmen and, of course, a giant Christmas tree. Still, the culmination of all Kotor lights and decorations is, without a doubt, the light curtain that covered the Citadel. This breath-taking landscape that looks even more elegant in the evening hours is definitely a place to admire.
If you’re looking to spend your holiday in Kotor, not only can you enjoy a special Christmas atmosphere, but the rich New Year program can also entertain you with many concerts by renowned performers from the region. In fact, the New Year's Eve celebration in Kotor is organized as a so called “Kotor Evening” which includes a program for the youngest – Children New Year's Eve, followed by entertainment by numerous local performers and guests. For the New Year's Eve and the first night in 2019, Kotor returns to its true, rock image and within the Rock New Year program, brings the most significant bands of the EX-YU rock scene of today. On December 31, the audience will have the opportunity to enjoy the performances of Damir Urban, Darko Rundek, Bombaj Press and M.O.R.T. On January 1, and the program continues with the sounds of Four Blues Driver, followed by Galija, Psihomodo pop and Autogeni trening.
Rich New Year celebration program offer goes beyond Kotor. Looking for information on entertainment programs along Montenegrin coast? We've got you covered.
16 December 2018 - The Fifth Christmas Market in Hotel Regent Porto Montenegro was held this weekend on the covered terrace of the Murano Restaurant within the hotel.
On the first day of the event (Saturday, December 15), due to adverse weather conditions, the turnout was not great. Sunday managed to correct the first impression, and with rays of sunshine and high temperature throughout the day, enticed a significant number of visitors.
Inspired by the holiday atmosphere, seventeen exhibitors presented their handicrafts created in the spirit of Christmas: jewelry, Christmas and New Year decorations, Christmas trees, souvenirs, homemade gastronomic products, fruit syrups, jams and a large number of other handmade products that attracted the attention of all visitors.
Regent Porto Montenegro's food and beverage department introduced festive delicacies, traditional Christmas cakes, hot chocolate, cooked wine and various types of tea.
Regent also offered many salty delicacies, such as several types of sausages, which gave the Christmas Market a unique gastronomic dimension.
The Regent's Christmas Market will continue on December 22 and 23 as well as on December 29 and 30 from 12 pm to 4 pm.
16 December 2018 - Tivat Airport’s new departure terminal with 1,300 square metres, that should provide more comfort for passengers, faster and better service as well as better working conditions for Airport employees, will be officially opened on Monday, December 24.
"One of our most significant projects in the last ten years is the construction of a new terminal of 1300 square metres, which will enable the service of twice as many passengers in the departure gates compared to our current capacity. Also, by constructing a new terminal, passengers will enjoy more convenience, we will prevent jams, and the work of our employees will be more efficient," executive director of the Airports of Montenegro Danilo Orlandić said in August this year, announcing the completion of works by the end of the year.
The new departure terminal will include six check-in counters, two new lines for security screening as well as offices for representatives of airline companies. Tivat Airport PR service also confirmed the construction of official premises for representatives of the Police Directorate and the Customs Administration, passenger toilets and a room for sorting luggage with all accompanying equipment.
The new facility of the departure terminal of the Tivat Airport was built in less than three months and was constructed by the Podgorica-based company “Fidija.” The value of the new facility with its equipment is about 2,2 million EUR. The new terminal was built on the northwest side of the current airport terminal building, and Airports of Montenegro entirely financed it.
16 December 2018 - Žabljak must have more hotels with a lot of accommodation capacities, and the winter tourist season must begin earlier. This is the goal that the state, in cooperation with the municipalities and the National Tourism Organization of Montenegro must achieve, as announced by the director of the National Tourism Organization Željka Radak Kukavičić. While the authorities solve problems in the north, fans of snow and skiing do not waste time as they are enjoying ski trails. The problem is the lack of hotels with more significant capacities.
As one of the leading tourist centers, Žabljak has to respond to organized visits by numerous tourists from the region and the world, says Radak Kukavičić.
"We must make sure that Žabljak has a hotel that can accommodate 200 guests," she told reporters, opening this year's winter tourist season on Žabljak.
President of the Municipality of Žabljak Veselin Vukićević says that the plan is to open the hotel "Durmitor" in the next two years, which will satisfy such demands of tourists. Snow has significantly covered Savin Kuk, and it came in the right time since many skiers and tourists arrived in the past couple of days.
"We are aware that it is necessary to solve the issue of additional snow coverage in Žabljak. If there is no snow, there is often no tourists," Kukavičić said.
"Savin Kuk has got snow cannon for artificial snow, and the capital project that we are expecting next year will solve the problem, which is also an introduction for the next winter season. The tender for artificial snow cannons will be announced by the end of the year," said Vukićević.
He also added that the municipality is investing significant funds for improving the tourist season and infrastructure.
"Apart from quality, the variety of tourist offer is something that we need to work on more intensely. I want to appeal to winter tourist centers to ensure a comfortable arrival for citizens and tourists. The road safety must be a priority," said the director of the NTO.
Prices on Savin kuk are at the last year's level:
The National Tourism Organization organized free transportation, food and beverage tasting, and entertainment activities this weekend at Žabljak, and Kolašin, as they announced, is scheduled to be scheduled for the next weekend.
Source: Milica Mandić, National Television of Montenegro
15 December 2018 - December at the Regent Porto Montenegro hotel will glow with a festive mood thanks to the Fifth Annual Christmas Market.
“Discover the Adriatic Winter wonderland and choose from a distinctive selection of local arts and crafts as well as traditional festive treats,” says the official invitation by the Hotel Regent.
The Christmas Market will be held during three weekends in December (15 and 16; 22 and 23; 29 and 30) from 12 am to 4 pm at the restaurant Gourmet Corner. This year, the event will once again bring together creators, small producers, art workshops and enthusiasts, who will offer their original products and creations to all visitors, thus launching a magic of festive gifts. Various products will be displayed at the stands: olive oil and other olive wood products, Christmas decorations, natural products made according to the traditional recipes, decoupage, toys made of natural materials, homemade jams and liqueurs, handmade jewellery and traditional hand-made scarves and bags. All visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy songs played by members of the band "Toć", which will support the Christmas Market and the Food Festival on December 15th and create the perfect conditions for socializing for the holidays.
The Regent Porto Montenegro food and beverage department will contribute to the Christmas Market offer with festive delicacies: traditional Christmas cakes and biscuits, hot chocolate, boiled wine, tea and other warm beverages. The Hotel’s restaurant will also supply the fair with salty delicacies such as sausages, homemade pasta that will be served with Grana Padano cheese, and fried Mediterranean sand smelt, which will give the beginning of this year's Christmas Market a unique gastronomic dimension. The Christmas Market is an ideal opportunity for everyone who wants to find a unique and interesting gift for their loved ones, to have fun and enjoy the magic of the holidays on the Tivat coast.
15 December 2018 - The First Book Festival - Humanities, Culture and Art in Montenegro – “FesK Kotor (FesKK)” will be officially opened on Thursday, December 20 at 7 pm in the Gallery of Solidarity in Kotor, under the auspices of the Kotor Municipality, organized by the Public Institution “Muzeji” Kotor and the Centre for Culture “Nikola Đurković" Kotor, and licensed by the publishing house HERAedu from Belgrade. On the same day, an exhibition of the old and rare books of the Museum of the city of Perast will be held at noon.
The Festival aims to draw attention to the importance of high-quality content in the publishing industry of Montenegro in the field of humanities, culture, and art, and to affirm the role of publishing in the national culture of Montenegro. FesKK wants to point to the global trends of the multidisciplinary approach in these areas and emphasize social responsibility and ethical principles in the sphere of culture.
A three-day multimedia program entitled “Cultural Heritage Pro Futuro” will gather the representatives of Montenegrin Academy of Sciences and Arts and other Montenegrin publishers, like libraries, faculties, institutes, museums, galleries, all at one place. In addition to multiple promotional events during each day of the festival, the program will include an exhibition of old and rare books of the Museum of Perast (PI “Muzeji” Kotor), as well as a roundtable on the subject “Green Culture” after the screening of two US feature films. Guest of the Festival is the Association of Publishers from Sarajevo (BiH).
The award ceremony will be organized on the third day of the event, at 7.30 pm. For the first time in Montenegro, the value of books that make a significant scientific contribution, contribution to innovative educational practice, as well as valuable reprints of the publications of old books with features of impenetrable value, will be recognized and awarded during the FesKK Festival.
The festival will be held from December 20 to 22, 2018, from 10 am to 8 pm in the Gallery of Solidarity in the Old Town of Kotor, and films and the roundtable will be held in the Cinema of Boka and the multimedia hall of the Cultural Centre "Nikola Đurković".
Source: Culture Corner “Kutak”
December 15, 2018 - The New Year mood slowly catches everything around us, as well as the well-known sculptor and sailor of Boka Bay, Goran Moškov Gonzo. Preparations for the Children's New Year in Kotor are underway, and without Gonzo, it just cannot pass. As an associate of one of the organizers of the program, the NGO Karampana, Gonzo participates in the design and creation of the story to be given to the youngest citizens and visitors of Kotor within the Children's New Year, this city is being organized for a few years.
Winter for Gonzo is certainly a period of intense creativity, because he has adapted his life to a brilliant way of sailing and absorbing the energy of the sun and the sea during the summer months, in order to dedicate the winter to art in various ways. Participation in the creation of the Children's New Year is among his regular anual activities.
"December is a time of joy and creativity. And I got involved in the children's joy. Preparations for the Children's New Year are underway. Kotor as a city of children is increasing and more and more dedicated to the youngest. That's how I'm going through the whole month. Because, when it comes to doing, we are investing not only work but also leisure time to be ready in time and for the joy of the children," says TMN Gonzo, who is also Kotor's Santa Claus.
"For several years, I have the honor of being Kotor's Santa Claus. This does not only involve participation in the central ceremony and accompanying programs for the children we organize, but also the humanitarian program designed by the Kotor Tourism Organization and NGO Karampana under the auspices of Luštica Bay Company. This is a visit to the Children's and Neonatal Department of the General Hospital in Kotor and the distribution of new-year packages and gifts for newly born babies.
Children already know that in Kotor we prepare gifts for all children. But here we are especially careful and devoted, and thanks to the sponsorship of Luštica Bay, we can provide special gifts for children who will, unfortunately, spend New Year Eve out of their homes, without their families. The most beautiful times of the year they are alone, and they deserve to be treated specially. We have an entertaining program, and we go from one hospital room to another, carrying an electric sleigh, which we did a few years ago for this purpose. We have a guitar, we sing with children, we joke. To them, that means a lot," says Gonzo, Kotor's Santa Claus.
And in the streets of Kotor, visitors to the Children's New Year expect surprises. "The Municipality of Herceg Novi is going to lend us a city train, so children will have the opportunity to be in the company of Santa Claus driving the city streets. As always, it will be a lot of fun, with enough surprises. And for the central manifestation of the Children's New Year's we have created some new, fun and educational concepts," Gonzo announced with the laugh of Santa Claus.
"We will make a nice story that will be both educational and entertaining. In addition to what the kids are most interested in, and that is the arrival of Santa Claus and sharing gifts. So, this is a call for all children and their parents- come and join us on 30 December at 6pm on the Square of Arms to meet the Children's New Year in Kotor," said Gonzo.
Knowing what surprises Gonzo and his friends made in previous years, there is no reason to suspect that for this Children's New Year they are also organizing a spectacle. The greatest of all was the giant Santa Claus, who was waiting for the children in front of the main city gates, almost surmounting the walls of the Old Town.
"This was a brilliant project of the Kotor's Festival of Children's Theater and its director Petar Pejakovic. The theater production made that giant doll within the framework of a completely different story, the children's play Guliver, and we realized that we also could use it to provide the children in Kotor to receive the greatest Santa Claus they saw. It lasted for days until we modified the doll, and then children enjoyed it for days. It was worth it. For the last two years we have been inside the city walls, Kotor is organizing a New Year's program at the Square of Arms, so we have the Children's New Year on the same stage."
The New Year's program in Kotor- Rock New Year, as well as the program of the Children's New Year, primarily meet the mood and taste of Kotor's citizens. This is a good recommendation for all its guests. The town's waterfront is dressed in festive clothes and the decorations of the Old Town began a few days ago.
In just a few days, the event "From Christmas to Christmas" begins, within which the Kotor Municipality, Cultural Center Nikola Đurković, Kotor Tourism Organization and local NGOs prepare a diverse artistic, entertaining, gastronomic and tourist program. "From Christmas to Christmas" begins on 23 December and lasts until 9 January.
13 December 2018 - Montenegrin ski resorts are ready to welcome all guests for the upcoming winter tourist season. Six ski resorts will be operational this winter in Montenegro - Savin Kuk and Javorovača at Durmitor, Kolašin 1450 and Kolašin 1600 in Kolašin, Vučje in Nikšić and Hajla in Rozaje.
As reported by the newspapers “Dnevne novine”, ski resorts will start working from the forthcoming weekend, except for Resort Kolašin 1600, which will open its doors to winter sports lovers just before the New Year.
According to the words of the Executive Director of the Ski Resorts of Montenegro, Miloš Popović, the prices of services at the ski centres will be at the level of last year, and the entire infrastructure will be in function as in the previous seasons.
As he explained, at the Savin kuk Ski Centre in Durmitor, which has five kilometres of ski slopes, there will be two two-seater cable cars, three ski lifts, and a children's ski lift. At the Ski Resort Kolašin 1450, which has 25 km of ski slopes, there will be two cable cars (a six-seater and a two-seater), five ski lifts and a children's ski lift.
The organisers have created the possibility to hire professional ski trainers, to rent all necessary ski equipment, and catering services will be provided at the facilities within the ski resorts (restaurants and cafes).
"The prices of ski pass will be at the last year's level. The prices for ski pass at Savin Kuk Ski Centre at Durmitor will be 12 EUR for a one-day ski pass for adults, 8 EUR for half-day ski-pass and 8 EUR for children's ski-pass. The prices at Kolašin 1450 will be 15 EUR for one-day ski-pass for adults and 11 EUR for one-day ski pass for children," said Popović.
When it comes to the structure of the guests, he pointed out that they expect guests who traditionally visit our winter centres, local guests, as well as guests from the region: from Serbia, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, as well as guests from Western and Eastern Europe.
"Ski resorts will start working at full capacity from the upcoming weekend, and the full capacity of the ski resort's infrastructure will be conditioned by snowfall, which we expect in the following period," Popović announced.
December 13, 2018 - Fifty days from the opening of the Adventure Park in Vrbanj, 1,202 people have successfully visited, while around 6,000 of them attended to enjoy nature, said the Municipality of Herceg Novi.
Among park users, 40 percent were children, while 60 percent were adults. Among the organized group visits to the Herceg Novi hinterland were sports teams, schools, scouts, hikers.
"We had visitors from all of Boka Bay, Podgorica, Bar, Nikšić, Trebinje, Dubrovnik, and Bileća. The Mountaineering Society from Dubrovnik brought about eighty people on one occasion. In addition, guests were Russians, Norwegians, Italians, as well as two Cubans who heard of the Adventure Park Vrbanj during their stay in Herceg Novi and were delighted with the contents," explains Miroslav Milanovic, the manager of the Adventure Park, acting as the organizational unit of the Agency for Construction and Development of Herceg Novi.
Although it was already snowing on Vrbanj, the Adventure Park worked during all the sunny days. Only last week there were 76 users, and over 100 visitors, who were not bothered by the lower temperatures and did not bother to test the obstacles placed in the beech forests. The adventure park will work until the end of this month whenever weather conditions allow it - when there is no rain or ice.
In addition to instructors who equip, train and monitor users, two guards are engaged to maintain the built-in equipment on a daily basis. Also, with the help of the Tourism Organization of Herceg Novi, we provided a field vehicle used for the transport of stuff, which is of particular importance for possible emergency interventions of any kind.
As Milanovic said, the effects of opening the Adventure Park are already visible. Private agencies from Herceg Novi, Kotor and Tivat announced that would include this content in the 2019 offer. Also, certain businessmen have the ideas for new complement contents, and the locals are pleased and willing to support all initiatives for organizing various events that will "in a short time revive Vrbanj."
According to the director of the Municipality Agency Boro Lučić, the past period has confirmed the predictions that the new facilities will be equal to the development of tourism in the suburban area.
The construction of the Adventure Park in Vrbanj is part of the INTERREG - IPA project "Adriatic Canyoning" implemented by the Agency for Construction and Development in cooperation with partners from Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. As part of this project we are expecting an "Orjen Adventure Weekend" in spring, which will further affirm the Adventure Park and beauty of the Herceg Novi hinterland, says the Municipality announcement.