Fortified town on Montenegro's Adriatic coast, Kotor, is in a bay near the limestone cliffs of Mt. Lovćen. A city with a population of 13,510 people, it is home to the Maritime Museum, which explores local seafaring history. The stunning medieval city is also characterized by winding streets and squares, and several Romanesque churches like the Kotor Cathedral.
Montenegro is a phenomenal country. Its history, people, and geography make it so. Particularly, its natural beauty buried in its various towns, beaches, and terrains is jaw-dropping. With Montenegro, you get to see how surreal and breathtaking nature can be, especially when civilization blends with it. This article is set to help you experience ten totally beautiful coastal towns in the country.
1. Kotor, Kotor, Montenegro -
2. Budva, Budva, Montenegro -
Located on the Adriatic Sea, Budva is famous for its sandy beaches and nightlife. Home to a seaside citadel and religious sites, stone walls built by the Venetians surround the narrow streets of the town. One of the oldest settlements on the Adriatic coast with about 19,218 inhabitants, Budva booms with nightlife around beautiful beaches.
3. Perast, Perast, Montenegro -
This small, idyllic, baroque town on the breathtaking Bay of Kotor is noted for its proximity to the islets of St. George and Our Lady of the Rocks. Although merely populated by 247 inhabitants, Perast's ancient architecture, rich history, surreal views, and romantic touch make it a destination to long for.
4. Herceg Novi, Herceg Novi, Montenegro -
At the foot of Mount Orjen, located at the entrance to the Bay of Kotor, in Herceg Novi. Despite being one of the youngest settlements on the Adriatic, it has a rich history, with its phenomenal architectural style standing out. Formerly one of the region's premier beach destinations, nowadays, Herceg Novi attracts tourists with its sandy shores, party-centric hubs, seafood, hotels, and resorts, plus the abundance of pomegranates and kiwi trees.
5. Ulcinj, Ulcinj, Montenegro -
One of the oldest settlements on the Adriatic coast, founded in the 5th century BC, Ulcinj has an urban population of 10,707, the majority being Albanians. Blessed with the longest beach at the Adriatic sea with unique flour-like sand, Ulcinj also has a bay with a coastline covered in old olive trees. It is home to interesting restaurants, cafés, galleries, hotels, and many other attractive sights.
6. Tivat, Tivat, Montenegro -
The youngest town on Boka Bay (Bay of Kotor), Tivat, has the sea on one side and Mount Vrmac on the other. Although a large part of Tivat is modern and glamorous, you can find traces of history there. Formerly a navy base, the loafing superyachts, posh marina, elegant promenade, and ritzy apartment blocks, polished restaurants and more, transformed Tivat into the most luxurious yachting resorts on the Mediterranean Sea.
7. Petrovac, Petrovac, Montenegro -
A beautiful small city in which the Romans also built villas, the long stretch of beach and warm waters are ideal for holidaying families in summer. Walking through the promenade and exploring the century-old pine and palm trees, traditional stone houses, boutiques, and restaurants that serve totally delicious cappuccino and seafood, will surely leave you in awe.
8. Igalo, Igalo, Montenegro -
This quaint beach-side town remains a popular tourist destination, owing to its mild climate, health centre, and beautiful long beaches. With Kotor in one direction, and Dubrovnik in the other, Igalo is surrounded by rolling, tree-covered mountains.
9. Bečići, Bečići, Montenegro -
Bečići is a unique tourist resort with its beach in front, near the historic town of Budva on Montenegro's Adriatic coast. Its incredible laid-back location, beautiful sandy beach, and general amenities, including a wide range of water sports and other sporting facilities, make it ideal for families.
10. Sutomore, Sutomore, Montenegro -
Sutomore is a popular destination and weekend resort, with a long sandy beach and vibrant nightlife. The beaches are organised with many tourist boats and restaurants, bars and nightclubs aren't lacking. Located on the Adriatic Highway, it is connected to Podgorica and inland Montenegro via the Sozina tunnel.