Montenegro, like you’ve never seen it before
Our Montenegro holidays are filled with adventure. This may be cliché, but between its unspoiled beaches, enthralling mountains, glacial lakes and timeless villages, there really is something for every traveller.
Among Montenegro’s best places to visit are Durmitor National Park, Black Lake, Tara Canyon and Lake Skadar, the base for many of our activities. Straddling the border between Montenegro and Albania, this majestic lake is teeming with wildlife, including the world’s largest freshwater bird, the Dalmatian Pelican. We knew Lake Skadar was special from the moment we landed on its shores in 2008 and established our Villa Miela retreat and we have no doubt you’ll fall in love with it too. With the Adriatic coast a stone’s throw away, it offers the best of both worlds.
Here at Undiscovered Balkans, we’re all about taking you off the beaten path (hence the name). So while there may be time to see Podgorica, Kotor or Tivat upon arrival or departure, our focus is on Montenegro’s best natural attractions like the ones listed above and we’ll usually whisk you straight there.
Hike, bike, kayak, canyon, swim and raft your way around with one of our expert local guides. All of that action comes with a generous slice of culture and an even more generous helping of food (people in the Balkans are feeders, you have been warned).
Whether this is your first or third time in Montenegro, we guarantee you’ve never seen it like this.
Dubrovnik* airport is just over the border in Croatia and is also well served from the UK by British Airways, easyJet, Jet2 and Lufthansa. Airport transfers cost around €120 for a 4-person taxi or coaches from Dubrovnik Bus Station start at €36 per person. *We don’t recommend this route during peak season as queues at the border can be very long. But new for 2024 is a ferry from Dubrovnik to Budva. From there, you can get a bus or taxi to your meeting point.
Make the journey part of the holiday on the train from Belgrade, Serbia to Bar, Montenegro – one of National Geographic‘s top 10 European railway journeys.
Alternatively, there’s a car ferry from Bari, Italy to Bar, Montenegro (peak season only).
From Bar, you can grab a bus or taxi to us.
Montenegro has a sub-tropical climate in the coastal/Mediterranean lowlands and sub-alpine climate in the highlands. This means you can ski in the mountains and sunbathe at the beach on the same day at certain times of year. Crazy, right?
In the lowlands, the highest temperatures are experienced between June and September with the mercury climbing to 31℃ in July and August (but the humidity can make it feel hotter). In the mountains, expect more comfortable highs of 21℃ in these months.
In December and January, temperatures dance between 1℃ and 10℃ at lower levels while in the popular ski resort of Kolasin, it’s between a chilly -6°C and 0°C.
Shoulder season is a lovely time to visit Montenegro when there’s still plenty of sunshine but temperatures stay in the more moderate mid-teens to low twenties, depending on where you go.