05 Jul 2019, 00:37 AM

03 July 2019 - Intense heat in Podgorica and the south of the country has made domestic and foreign tourists look for some refreshment in the mountains. Durmitor has always been a tourist favorite and Žabljak is already packed with tourists, Director of the Tourist Organization Žabljak, Vanja Krgović-Šarović said, adding that the beginning of the season was very successful, reported CdM.

“We had two rainy months, the weather was bad and that definitely affected the tourist arrivals. Bur since the beginning of June, it is been much better. There is around 80% of hotel capacities occupancy,“ said Krgović-Šarović.

On this occasion, she also announced numerous events that will take place in Žabljak.

“We are starting congress tourism today. To be precise, a congress which is going to gather around 120 dermatovenerologists from Montenegro. After that, there is Days of Mountain Flowers, an event which is going to last six days this year, maybe even for a whole week, as it is going to feature numerous amenities,” pointed out Kargović-Šarović.

She added that there are going to be several cultural events too, in August, mostly.

“There will be three festivals in the coming month: one-day musical festival, international Green Film Fest, and finally, Wild Beauty Art. We expect big numbers of tourist in September as well,” said Krgović-Šarović.

She has many suggestions for those who are still indecisive about spending their vacation in the mountains.

“As far as short, one-day visits to Žabljak are concerned, Durmitor Ring is a must. The trip is 80 km long and we offer the possibilities of driving in jeeps, cars or bicycles. Around 80% of this panoramic route covers the National Park. We have a great audio guide and a map translated into several languages,” said Krgović-Šarović.

She also suggests bicycle rides and quads, Nevidio canyoning, Tara rafting, short routes or several-day-long ones. For younger tourists, adrenaline-lovers, there’s paragliding and Via Ferrata, an alpine path.

“I would also recommend mountaineering. Durmitor really has a lot to offer and that’s why I would suggest several days of mountaineering. Every path has its own beauty and something to offer. Families with children can enjoy walks to Black Lake, Riblje and Valovito Lake,” concluded the Director of TO Žabljak.

Read more news about traveling through Montenegro at TMN's dedicated page.

02 Jul 2019, 22:04 PM

July 2, 2019 - Regent Porto Montenegro has prepared a vibrant July calendar event that focuses on the well-known fusion of gastronomy and elegant entertainment.

"The calendar reflects the way of living in Tivat and Boka Kotorska - a town and region of unique energy that inhabits people from all over the world who call it home. It is our honour to present events that conjure up the cosmopolitan spirit of this climate, and our calendar of the symphony is created from gala dinners and less formal events that reflect both national and foreign cuisine," Željko Knezović, the Food and Beverage Manager at Hotel Regent, said.

Candlelit dinner will be held on July 27th and is an exceptional opportunity for those who want something different during their summer vacation. Nevena Filipović performing Fado's music will complement the extraordinary atmosphere.

Lovers of "lust and wait music" will be able to enjoy the performance of Neven in the 20-hour Library Bar.

Al Fresco dinners will be held every Thursday in the Gourmet Corner restaurant where live on the terrace they'll be making different kinds of pasta and rice - an ideal option for a light dinner after the beach and before going out. The gastro series this month is led by Sanja Golubović, editor of Caffe Montenegro Magazine, who will be in the hotel's Regent's kitchen on the 4th of July to prepare his favourite pastries.

Asia BBQ will be held on July 5 and 19, during which guests will enjoy Asian grill specialities.

Gin Bar is available every day from 18:00 at the Library Bar.

An innovative selection of cocktails this year is led by the cocktail "Sunray" for which the inspiration was the sunrise in Boka Kotorska.

"We are honoured to welcome our guests and visitors to summer days in Tivat through thematic events and surprise them with the elegant form of our dishes. Glamorous themed evenings or relaxing parties offer exceptional entertainment and high-quality cuisine whereby the Regent hotel is known. It is our pleasure when guests praise a unique offer that is different from the rest of the Riviera, with the comment of affordable prices," concluded Željko Knezović, Food and Beverage Manager at Regent Hotel.

02 Jul 2019, 03:25 AM

01 July 2019 - The Tourist Organization of Herceg Novi is organizing a concert of the vocal and instrumental ensemble La rossa, which will take place on July 2, 2019, in front of the Hotel Delfin in Bijela.

The organizers invite all locals and tourists to spend a lovely evening with the charming sounds of the La rossa ensemble, whose members will start playing at 9:30 pm.

“We invite you to an exceptional vocal-instrumental music concert of the group La rossa that will take place in front of the Hotel Delfin in Bijela,” says the invitation by the Tourist Organization of Herceg Novi.

In addition to vocal soloists, the program will include various instruments, such as piano, guitar, cello and classic accordion.

The entry to the concert is free.

The music program will vary in genres, so the ensemble members hope that all guests will enjoy the dynamic song list that will be presented at the concert.

“We invite you to our city to enjoy this musical treat," said the invitation by the Tourist Organization of Herceg Novi.

Read more about events in Montenegro at TMN's dedicated page.

02 Jul 2019, 02:46 AM

01 July 2019 - LLC Ski Resorts of Montenegro in cooperation with the Ministry of Sustainable Development and Tourism and the National Tourism Organization of Montenegro are organizing the " Promotion of the summer tourist season in the north " on July 6 at the Kolašin 1600 Ski Centre, reports the Tourist Organization of Herceg Novi.

The organizers have prepared a rich entertainment program as well as two prize games. The first prize game is called "The search for gifts". Anyone who wants to participate in this prize game is a potential winner of prizes like backpacks, shirts, hats, glasses, planners and other promotional material. The second prize game prepared is "Best Photography from Summer opening", and there is also a special lottery in which visitors can win valuable gifts!

The organizers will provide free rides with a cable car, as well as promotional prices for food and drinks. The entire program will be complemented by the concert of the music star Hari Mata Hari.

Tourist Organization of Herceg Novi provided free bus service for all Herceg Novi-based individuals who are interested in visiting the "Promotion of the summer tourist season in the north". Applications for free transport are possible by calling the TO Herceg Novi telephone number on the number 0038231 350 820.

The program:

07: 00h - Departure by bus from Dubrava

10: 30h-12: 00h - registration of participants in the prize game - lottery (filling out the survey)

10: 00h - DJ plays music – cable car rides

11: 00h - 11: 05h - Flash mode dance

11: 05h - 11:30 – Official announcement

11: 00h -16: 30 Organized children's program: games without borders, scouting activities ...

12: 00h - 12: 05h -Flash mode dance

11: 00h - 13: 00h – Search for gifts

12:30 - 12:45 - Proclamation of winners of lottery prizes

12: 55h - 13: 00h Flash mode dance

13: 00h - 15: 30h - Hari Mata Hari Concert

15: 30h - 18: 00h - DJ Mr Jools

18: 00h - departure for Herceg Novi by bus

Read more about tourist season in Montenegro at TMN's dedicated page.

30 Jun 2019, 15:54 PM

30 June 2019 - The breathtaking Ethno village Nevidio represents an attractive tourist destination in Montenegro which offers an unforgettable experience for all tourists who want to feel the adrenaline rush and at the same time to enjoy the unique natural beauty of this mountainous area.

The untouched “wild beauty” of Montenegro that manages to attract more and more tourists each year offers breathtaking landscapes where tourists can feel the pulse of nature, breathe in the fresh air and swim in the clearest rivers and lakes. In recent years, the northern region of Montenegro has been focusing on ethno tourism in which the key motivation of the tourists entails a desire to understand the cultural practices of local communities. This relatively recent, but rapidly expanding industry managed to breathe life back to beautiful Montenegrin villages.

Even though Montenegro has a fairly small surface area of 13.812 sq. km, within its borders, tourists can find most attractive tourist regions in the Mediterranean and Europe. Especially interesting is the authentic facilities in rural tourism of Montenegro, like the ethno villages on Durmitor, Bjelasica, Prokletije, the Lovćen mountains, at Skadar Lake basin with Zeta valley and rural part of Montenegrin seaside.

One of the most beautiful ethno villages in the Balkans, Ethno village Nevidio is located in the small village of Pošćenje, on the south side of Mount Durmitor. Surrounded by the contours of the mountains with the splendid cliffs, a picturesque panorama of the Durmitor area, with two seaside lakes and the Komarnica River, this village is considered one of the most stunning picturesque villages in the region. The famous geographer Jovan Cvijić wrote about the beauties and nature of the village in his travel books.

This place, which is only 30 meters away from the main road Risan-Žabljak, was created for lovers of natural beauty and adrenaline. Ethno village Nevidio provides passage through the famous Nevidio Canyon, the last conquered canyon in Europe! In the village, there are several bike trails suitable for lovers of today's popular mountain biking, as well as seven hiking trails that include tours from two to twelve hours. This place was practically created for worshipers of alpinism, giving them the possibility of climbing on Boljske Beams, which are up to 700 meters high and are currently an alpine hit. The 29 curved rocks offer the possibility of sports climbing.

Ethno village Nevidio was built in an ambient style and composed of several cascading levels. At the highest level, there are nine bungalows, built of the highest quality materials, equipped with a living room, kitchen, rooms and bathrooms. At the middle level, there is the restaurant Savardak, where everyone is welcome to taste local cuisine and in the evening with some sprinkler or brandy, they will experience beautiful moments and memories worth remembering.

At the last level of the village, there is a beautiful village lake, in which view visitors of Nevidio village can enjoy.

The owners of the Nevidio Ethno village invite all tourists from the country and abroad to feel the embrace of the forest, to enjoy lying under the sky filled with stars, breathe the mountain air and taste clear spring water, away from crowds and everyday tasks.

Read more about Montenegro's tourism offer at TMN's dedicated page.

30 Jun 2019, 01:59 AM

29 June 2019 - Marie Claire magazine recently published an article explaining why Montenegro is the perfect travel destination for all tourists worldwide. “If you’ve never thought of holidaying in Montenegro, here’s why you should” provided information not only on the offer of the gorgeous five-star Hotel Regent, but also on the best tips on how to spend the most fantastic holiday and enjoy the Adriatic charm in Montenegro.

Think glorious blue seas, cobbled streets and orange rooves that stretch for miles, similar to its neighbour Croatia only much quieter. Montenegro has been tipped as one of the continent’s most up-and coming travel destinations, and with good reason.

Here’s why you should head to the country’s UNESCO-protected Boka Bay area on the Adriatic coast for your next European adventure.

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Just 10 minutes by car from Tivat Airport and about to celebrate its fifth birthday, Regent Porto Montenegro is the five-star jewel in the region’s crown. We’re talking the most comfortable beds, daylight flooded-rooms and cosy interiors that’ll put you at ease from the moment you settle into your room.

The views are extraordinary – set right on the beautiful Monaco-esque harbour you’ll be able to gaze out at miles of sea and mountains, a world away from the greyness of day-to-day life in the UK.

Porto Montenegro itself is home to a number of restaurants, bars, designer shops, pool club and nightlife, so you’re spoilt for choice in terms of things to do in the village-like area, but keep reading for all that the hotel has to offer.

Feeling extra flush? The Suite Life package includes private airport transfers, breakfast, cocktails in the cosy Library Bar or pool club, and a 50€ voucher redeemable in the hotel’s beautiful spa. From £831pp per night, you’ll also get tickets to events in Porto Montenegro and a private Naval Heritage Museum tour. Dreamy.

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Murano is the hotel’s luxury eating spot, serving carefully crafted dishes and taking advantage of all of the local seafood and wine (great for fish lovers). There’s also the option to have a private Chef’s Table dining experience for 4-6, for a more intimate eating session. In the mornings, breakfast is also served at Murano; if to your taste, the truffle scrambled eggs are a must-have at least once during your stay.

For a more casual eating option, head to the Gourmet Corner, a lovely breakfast and lunch spot with the feel of an Italian deli. On Thursdays between May and mid-September, chefs will be hosting Al Fresco dining sessions here and cooking up a range of delicious pasta and risotto dishes. And after dinner, the cosy Library bar is perfect for an evening tipple.

When you need a moment of peace and quiet, pop up to the hotel’s spa floor for some time out. You’re well equipped with a sauna, steam room, experience shower, Turkish bath and swimming pool, plus plenty of space to sit and relax.

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Aromatherapy Associates products and treatments are also both on offer to help you achieve maximum relaxation. Try the Regent Spa Signature Treatment, a head-to-toe combination of massage and lymphatic drainage complete with an aromatherapy oil best suited to your needs. If you’re feeling fancy, there’s even the option to have your treatment on a private yacht…

If you are looking for things to do in Montenegro, you should definitely go for wine tasting! Not far from Podgorica airport is the Plantaže vineyard and Sipcanik wine cellar, housed in a former secret hangar. Head for a wine tasting session, paired of course with delicious fruits and cheeses, or simply to pick up a few bottles to take home. Did we mention it’s much cheaper than you’ll find in the supermarket?

Made up of narrow streets and squares, the old town of Kotor also has plenty of history and interesting architecture on offer. Explore the city on your own or book in for a walking tour to see the area through the eyes of a local. For a few euros you can also climb the steps of the city walls for the postcard-perfect bird’s eye view.

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If you’re interested in the local cuisine, there’s also an abundance of local restaurants and coffee spots to choose from, with Perast’s must-see Our Lady of the Rocks a short drive away. We recommend sitting in the town’s Square of the Arms for a people watching session paired with delicious coffee.

Read more tips about spending your holiday in Montenegro at TMN's dedicated page.

26 Jun 2019, 19:57 PM

26 June 2019 - The beauty of beaches in Montenegro has once again been confirmed as Sveti Stefan beach is declared one of the most beautiful in Europe. The popular British daily Evening Standard has created a list of the most beautiful beaches “you should be lying on this summer”, and they just couldn't miss placing one of Montenegro's breathtaking beaches on their list.

Namely, in an article titled "30 of the most stunning beaches in Europe", journalist Laura Hampson noted that the UK and their European neighbours could boast having some of the most gorgeous beaches in the world.

The article draws attention to attractive pictures of beautiful beaches with a brief description and advice on how to get there.

Beach on Sveti Stefan Included in 30 of The Most Stunning Beaches in Europe List

In addition to the mega-popular beach Navagio on Zakinthos, the Mediterranean charm of the French Riviera, the hidden bays in Portugal, always attractive Sicily, the Croatian Nugal Beach, the unusual beaches of Durdle Door in Britain, the Cala Macarella beach in Spain (which the British people adore), the list includes Budva Riviera’s luxurious island Sveti Stefan.

“A sandbank makes up this stunning beach that looks onto the Sveti Stefan islet – home to an Aman resort. Half of the beach, on the Budva side, is reserved for hotel guests (unless you want to pay the €100 day charge) while the other side is a free-for-all. Spend the day soaking up the sun, dipping in the deep sea and admiring the mountainous terrain that surrounds you”, says the article, inviting not only British, but tourists from the world to come and visit Montenegro.

The article also explains that the closest airport to the city is the Airport in Tivat and it’s a 50-minute drive to the islet from there. Alternatively, Podgorica (Montenegro’s capital) airport and Dubrovnik airport in Croatia is a one and two-hour drive away respectively.

Read more about the most gorgeous holiday locations in Montenegro at TMN's dedicated page.

26 Jun 2019, 02:17 AM

25 June 2019 - Macedonian News Portal has recently posted an article about the best holiday destinations for the summer of 2019, and the most modern tourist destination in Montenegro for an active holiday with great nightlife, Budva, has been placed on top of the list!

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Montenegro’s sparkling coastline seems to be drawing tourists more than ever since the coastline cities have put their focus on building unique high-class accommodation units and developing the necessary infrastructure for easier access to the coastal cities. Montenegro, and more precisely, Budva has become the most desirable location on the Adriatic for all lovers of gorgeous sandy beaches and seafood specialties. Offering the perfect weather, five-star hotels, high-class restaurants, more than 30 large beaches across the Riviera and the most amazing nightlife on the Adriatic, it is not surprising that Budva occupies a high position on the list of best world destinations for a perfect summer holiday.

Summer vacation is just around the corner and all plans for summer vacation are already becoming a priority. Everyone deserves a little rest on a sandy beach with a cold drink and a substantial amount of sunscreen. Still, deciding on where to relax through the summer is not easy, especially if one wants an affordable holiday, with a beautiful beach and sea and delicious food. Radar has created a list of gorgeous destinations for the indecisive tourists who can’t seem to choose where to enjoy their summer adventure!

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Budva is a pearl of the Adriatic and the Mediterranean tourism hub. It is a place where you can feel the influence of the culture of the East and West, Hellenic and Roman culture. Old Town Budva, with its incredible architecture, attracts thousands of tourists, and in the evening, it turns into an outdoor theater that suits the taste of all locals and guests. Budva Riviera offers 35 most famous beaches of the Adriatic (Jaz, Ploče, Trsteno Mogren, Slovenska Beach, Bečići, Miločer, Sveti Stefan and many others). The intense nightlife is one of the main characteristics of the city, which is why Budva is named the capital of Montenegrin tourism.

“Given that the Adriatic Sea is indispensable, Montenegro should be your first choice," says the reporter of Radar. For a more active day at the beach, Budva Riviera offers a wide range of activities such as diving, water skiing, exploring the shores by boat, great food and more.

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Except for Montenegro (Budva), Radar’s list of top holiday destinations includes Greece (Thassos), Bulgaria (Ahtopol), Albania (Ksamil) and Malta.

Read more about holiday destinations in Montenegro at TMN's dedicated page.

26 Jun 2019, 01:06 AM

25 June 2019 - Read the essential advice for festival-goers this year by the British Embassy in Montenegro - how to stay safe so you can have a good time.

Montenegro is a popular music festival destination. Southern Soul Festival is a boutique festival in Ulcinj and Sea Dance Festival is the coastal sister of EXIT music festival in Budva, organised this year from 26 June to 2 July and from 30 August to 1 September 2019 respectively. Other music festivals run from June to September throughout Montenegro.

Whilst the majority of thousands of festival goers have a great time in Montenegro with no problems, for those who might require assistance, the British Embassy in Montenegro has prepared all the basic information they could need in order to organize their journey and stay safe.

Before you set off for Montenegro, do these simple tasks:

  1. get travel insurance and check what it covers – European health insurance is not valid in Montenegro
  2. leave a photocopy of your passport with your family in your native country
  3. fill in the last page of your passport with your emergency contacts
  4. check with the festival organisers if you can pre-book a safety locker at the festival
  5. check the location of the embassy of your country in Montenegro

When you arrive, make sure you:

  1. register with the police, local tourist organisation or accommodation provider within 24 hours of arriving
  2. keep your valuables safe – do not leave your belongings unattended and lock them away if you have the possibility to do so
  3. carry a photocopy of your passport with you and leave the original locked away
  4. be extra careful in large crowds, keep your cash in a zipped pocket or bag
  5. have one of your cash cards and some cash separate from the rest of your valuables just in case
  6. do not get involved in any way with drugs as penalties are high in Montenegro
  7. follow the instructions of the event organisers and the Montenegrin Police whenever necessary
  8. temperatures in Montenegro can be high, so take extra care, especially if swimming under the influence of alcohol.

After it’s over, continue to be vigilant:

  1. bear in mind you will be tired, which makes you less cautious
  2. don’t fall asleep on the beach if you have your valuables on you. Crime levels are low, but street crime can sometimes occur, particularly in larger towns. Watch out for pickpockets in public places like tourist hot spots, beaches, airports and on public transport
  3. local traffic around the festival location will be overcrowded, so give yourself plenty of time to get back to the airport or to get to your bus or train.

If something goes wrong:

  1. you can always reach the local emergency services (ambulance, police, fire brigade) by calling 112 from any mobile or landline
  2. the embassy is surely available to offer help and support
  3. don’t forget that the festival organisers can also support you. Go to one of the information points at the campsite. For more information on the festival itself, visit their website.

Read more about travelling through Montenegro at TMN's dedicated page.

23 Jun 2019, 23:45 PM

23 June 2019 - Karisma Hotels Adriatic Montenegro, as part of Karisma Hotels & Resorts, recently presented 96 spacious luxury apartments in the new part of the complex Holiday Village Montenegro to the locals and tourists of Ulcinj.

Apart from the apartments, two new swimming pools were presented to the guests, one for adults and one for children, reports Glasnik by Montenegrin Chamber of Economy.

"The new building is very nicely embedded in the existing ambience, thus additionally contributing to the offer of this unique four-star complex," said the management of the hotel group.

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Holiday Village Montenegro is located on the Great Beach (Montenegrin: Velika plaža), which is famous for its beauty, medicinal sand, as well as pines, which cover a large of the complex.

"This position and plenty of content make Holiday Village Montenegro a haven for all visitors, whether they are looking for romance, recreation or relaxation. Our friendly staff will ensure that the service exceeds the expectations of all guests," says the announcement of the hotel group management.

Karisma Hotels Adriatic Montenegro occupies, as they stated, a dominant position in the tourist offer of Ulcinj, which was contributed by the first phase of the complex Holiday Village Montenegro. The offer of the first phase includes two gorgeous hotels: Holiday Village Montenegro and The Long Beach Hotel Montenegro.

“With Ulcinj old town where pirates once roamed just 5 km away, miles of beaches to be explored and terrific sights to take in, our guests will surely have an experience like no other in this magical part of the Adriatic coast,” said the Karisma representatives.

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This successful group also manages the Wind Rose Resort located in Bar.

The Wind Rose Resort by Karisma, a 21st century 4-star luxury hotel in Dobra Voda, represents one of Montenegro’s most stunning settings. Its great location allows guests to fully experience everything Montenegro has to offer – from ancient Bar, Lake Skadar, Ada Bojana to cosmopolitan Porto Montenegro and the Croatian Riviera. This family-friendly resort provides the highest standards of comfort and unmatched travel experience at a unique location where a myriad of benevolent winds come together.

"Together with its strategic partner TUI, within the last year, Karisma organized over 140 international flights to the airports in Tivat and Podgorica. Numerous awards, among which are those obtained from TripAdvisor and Trivvy, testify to the success of Karisma's offer, "the management said.

Read more about tourism offer of Montenegro at TMN's dedicated page.

23 Jun 2019, 03:10 AM

21 June 2019 - The cooperation mechanism between Central and Eastern European countries and China today represents one of the most modern ways of connecting 17 countries of the Old Continent with high potentials of the Far East.

Ambassador of “16+1” Mechanism, China’s Special Representative for China-CEE Cooperation Affairs, Huo Yuzhen, knows this part of the world very well. She was in the diplomatic mission to the Czech Republic, and later on the head of embassies in the Czech Republic and Romania.

When it comes to Montenegro, according to her, there is no dilemma about areas where we can establish even better cooperation.

“From China’s point of view, we want to call on even closer cooperation with Montenegro, especially in the area of tourism. That would contribute to the two-way exchange between our cultures, and people as well,” stressed Ms Yuzhen in an interview for Dnevne Novine daily, as reported by the CdM.

She reflected on the possible new areas of cooperation between the two states and continued that different countries have different needs.

"We want to assist the Balkan countries in the construction of motorways, as is the case with Montenegro, but also bridges and power plants in other states,” said Ms Yuzhen.

Chinese companies wish to be engaged even more, according to her, beyond the country’s borders and that’s extremely significant for them. One of the reasons is the fact they want to get to know and reach international standards, and thus gain more experience and enhance quality through international cooperation.

Read more about travel in Montenegro at TMN's dedicated page.

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