Am interesting article in the influential Luxury Travel section of Bloomburg has a nice write-up about Durimitor National Park. Forget Croatia: Why You Need to Visit the 'Real' Balkans This Summer focuses on five lesser-known destinations in the region, offering a welcome contrast to the mass tourism in Dubrovnik. Featured countries include Slovenia, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Hercegovina and Albania, as well as Montenegro. Here is what they had to say about Durmitor:
"This tiny country—roughly the size of Connecticut—is developing an outsized reputation for its stunning Adriatic coastline and varied national parks. Trains are limited and slow-going, so a car is required. But be warned: Many of Montenegro’s guardrail-free, single-lane routes cling to the edges of cliffs. They’re beautiful but not for the faint of heart.
"How much time you’ll need: Three to five days
"What to see and do: Fly into Dubrovnik and wind your way into Montenegro on roads that hug the cerulean Bay of Kotor. Located deep within the massifs of the Dinaric Alps, the fortified coastal town of Kotor has 14th century ramparts—best explored at sunset, when the golden light bounces off Romanesque churches and into the shimmering waters. Then take a day to hike either of the two looming peaks in Lovcen National Park, where the views of the craggy landscape once caused George Bernard Shaw to wonder, “Am I in paradise or on the moon?”