Montenegro is located in southeastern Europe. Its native name "Crna Gora" translates literally to "black mountain", a reference to the dark forests that once covered the slopes of the Dinaric Alps as seen from the Adriatic coast. Although the country is rather small from a geographic point of view - only 176 kilometers (110 miles) between the most eastern and most western point and only 200 kilometers (124 miles) from north to south - Montenegro offers a variety of amazing natural monuments: the Taras Canyon is the second deepest canyon in the world (after Grand Canyon), Biogradska Gora is one of the last remaining jungles in Europe, no other lake in Europe is home for as many birds as the Lake Scutari, and between Herceg Novi and Kotor you can see the only Fjord of the Mediterranean Sea.
No country offers so much in such a small amount of space. Nestled on the pristine waters of the Adriatic, and abounding in natural wonder including Europe’s southernmost fjord, the second deepest canyon in the world, an array of high mountains and virgin forests, Montenegro will offer every guest a memorable stay. Country’s small size means that visitors can see and do a lot in a short amount of time.
The newest country in the world, Montenegro also has some of the oldest settlements in the region. A melting pot of cultures over the centuries, Montenegro has preserved its monuments and continues to impress at every turn. From the narrow cobble stone streets of old city Budva to the spectacular sunsets over the bay of Kotor, Montenegro is sure to amaze.