November 28, 2018 - Montenegro is one of the 28 places recommended by National Geographic as the world’s most exciting destinations for the year ahead.
In the company of glorious landscapes, such as the Peruvian Amazon or Mozambique’s Gorongosa national park, or vibrant cities like Kansas City in Missouri or Mexico City, National Geographic propose Montenegro as a small country of amazing natural beauties and invites travellers to come here now with the message: “Let small countries grow on you.”
While most of the international media primarily promotes the Montenegrin coast with all its beauty and excitement, the National Geographic suggests our beautiful rivers and mountains, as well as the most significant sports manifestation Montenegro is hosting next year.
National Geographic on Montenegro
NatGeo writes on Montenegro: “The secret is out about Montenegro’s Adriatic coast, but head northwest to Durmitor National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site, for off-the-beaten-path excursions. In this remote and thickly forested park in the Dinaric Alps, inspiring outings include high-adventure canyoneering; leisurely hikes to sparkling lakes; challenging summit climbs to 8,278-foot-high Bobotov Kuk, the tallest of Durmitor Massif’s peaks; and mesmerizing high-pasture views of grazing cattle and sheep. Durmitor’s biggest draw is Europe’s deepest gorge: the jaw-dropping 4,265-foot Tara River canyon. After conquering the mountains, head to coastal Budva for the Games of the Small States of Europe (GSSE), May 27 to June 1. Montenegro is a first-time host of the biennial Olympics-style event, giving athletes from nine small nations—Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, San Marino, Malta, Monaco, Cyprus, and Montenegro—a better shot at going for gold.”
More and more international media is interested in Montenegro for its untouched natural areas and its variety of landscapes reachable within just a few days. Being listed among 28 most exciting destinations in the world by the world’s most prominent publication writing about the beauty of our planet surely would support the need to recognize our natural and cultural heritage should be the central pillar of the future development of the country.