For a country with a name that translates to "Black Mountain," Montenegro's mountains and nature are kaleidoscopical. The flowers of all colors covering the fields, the rivers and glacial lakes turning from blue to turquoise, the earthy textures of centuries-old houses, the green and snow-white peaks in between which the crystal clear Tara flows, the sun-kissed Adriatic sea and more, makes Montenegro a country of amazing attractions. In the following paragraphs, you'll find more.

1. Lovćen, , Montenegro -

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A mountain and national park from which Montenegro derived its name, the appearance of Mount Lovćen makes it unique. Nestled within the Dinaric Alps in southwestern Montenegro, it is just behind Kotor. Mt Lovćen holds great significance to the Montenegrins, as the place where their beloved hero, Petar II Petrović Njegoš, was laid to rest.

This peak and its picturesque environment provide views stretching as far as Albania, Croatia, and more. There are a few eateries, accommodation providers, and a beginner's ski slope (in winter). On the park's northern edge is Njeguši, famous for being the home village of the Petrović dynasty and for making the country's best pršut (smoke-dried ham) and sir (cheese). 

Address:Lovćen, Montenegro
Website: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lovcen

2. Njegos Mausoleum, , Montenegro -

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Lovćen's star attraction, this magnificent monument, sits at the top of its second-highest peak - Jezierski Vrh (1657m). The dramatic structure is reached after 461 steps up to the entry, where two granite giantesses guard the tomb of Montenegro's greatest hero. More than half of the tiny country can be seen from this height.

Address:Montenegro
Website: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mausoleum_of_Njegoš

3. Ostrog Monastery, , Montenegro -

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The gleaming white Ostrog Monastery was carved out of a vertical mountainside of Ostroška Greda. Founded by Vasilije, the Bishop of Herzegovina, his remains with supposed miraculous healing powers are enshrined in a reliquary kept within the dark walls of the cave church. This has made the monastery a center of pilgrimage not only for Orthodox Christians but Catholics and Muslims as well, to date.

Address:Montenegro
Website: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ostrog_Monastery

4. Our Lady of the Rocks, , Montenegro -

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An islet off the coast of Perast in the Bay of Kotor, Our Lady of the Rocks is an artificial island created by a bulwark of rocks and by sinking old and seized ships loaded with rocks, although the islet has an interesting legend of how it came to be. The Roman Catholic Church of Our Lady of the Rocks is the largest building on the islet; it has a museum attached. Among other intriguing spectacles, it contains 68 paintings by Tripo Kokolja (a famous 17th-century baroque artist from Perast).

Address:Our Lady of the Rocks, Montenegro
Website: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Our_Lady_of_the_Rocks

5. Sveti Đorđe (Saint George), , Montenegro -

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Another islet off the coast of Perast, Sveti Đorđe, is a natural island. Following an event during the Siege of Cattaro on 14 October 1813, when a British and Sicilian naval force captured the French-held island, the island is today tagged - 'island of the dead. There are also so many myths about this island.

Address:Saint George, Montenegro
Website: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sveti_Đorđe

6. Sveti Stefan, Sveti Stefan, Montenegro -

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This is another islet in Montenegro, Sveti Stefan, a 5-star hotel resort on the Adriatic coast of Montenegro, approximately 6 kilometers southeast of Budva. Commercially known as Aman Sveti Stefan, the tiny islet is overlooked by Villa Miločer, a graceful stone residence set on a pink sand beach.

Address:Sveti Stefan, Montenegro
Website: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sveti_Stefan

7. Tara, , Montenegro -

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The Tara river in Montenegro, which also flows through Bosnia and Herzegovina, emerges from the confluence of the Opasnica and Veruša rivers in the Komovi Mountains of the Dinaric Alps. With walls 1.333 m deep in some parts of the Tara Canyon, it is the second deepest canyon in the world after the Grand Canyon on the River Colorado. But there is no dispute about Tara canyon topping the list in regards to its beauty, length of 158km, and uniqueness (cascades, rapids & more).

The UNESCO-protected area is also endowed with biodiversity, flora, and fauna! The historic and picture-perfect bridge that runs over it is a must-see as rafting, zip-lining, and hiking are a must-try.

Address:Tara, Montenegro
Website: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tara_(river)

8. Durmitor, Žabljak, Montenegro -

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A stunning limestone massif and the name of Montenegro's largest protected area, the Durmitor National Park, constitutes the heart of a landscape shaped by numerous rivers and underground streams, glaciers, and canyons. The popular tourist destination is superb hiking, canoeing, other fun activities, and biological diversity. In here you will discover the Tara River Canyon on the north, the Piva River Canyon on the west, and by the Komarnica River Canyon on the south.

Address:Žabljak, Montenegro
Phone: +382 52 361 337
Website: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Durmitor

9. Rijeka Crnojevića (river), , Montenegro -

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A river of 12.3km running through the eponymous town, close to Lake Skadar's northeastern shores, is located 2.5km south-west from Rijeka Crnojevića town, under the cave in Obod hill. Marked by unusual beauty, the location holds the famous history of what used to be the strongest trading center. 

Address:Rijeka Crnojevića, Montenegro
Website: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rijeka_Crnojevića_(river)

10. Mamula, , Montenegro -

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Also known as Lastavica, Mamula is an uninhabited islet in the Adriatic Sea within the southwestern Montenegrin municipality of Herceg Novi. The small islet is circular and has 200m in diameter.

Address:Mamula, Montenegro
Website: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mamula_(island)


Montenegro remains a country famed for its natural beauty, history, and opportunities for adventure. As a passionate devotee of nature or a lover of those mentioned above, you should explore these attractions.