Description of Montenegro
Montenegro is a jumbled mass of mountains having a small coastline along the Adriatic. It borders Albania, Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The first inhabitants on the Balkan Peninsula were the ancient people known as the Illyrians. The Slavic people followed in the 6th and 7th centuries. What is now Montenegro was the Serbian principality of Zeta in the 14th Century.
Map and language
Its geographical co-ordinates are 42.7833° north and 19.4667° east. The Republic was formally part of Serbia but gained independence on June 3, 2006. It has an area of 14,026 square kilometers. The official language is Montenegrin. However, Serbian, Albanian and Serbo-Croat languages among others are spoken.
Culture and holidays
Montenegrins culture has drawn influences mainly from Ancient Greece, Ancient Rome, Christianity, Islam, and Serbian Empire among other places. Montenegrins' long-standing history of the struggle for freedom and independence is invariably linked with strong traditions of oral epic poetry.Montenegrins are traditional and patriarchal and the society has a deep ingrained aversion to homosexuality. Cheap holiday packages are offered in Montenegro. Rental holiday villas are available in Montenegro for holidays.
Climate and weather
Montenegro has Mediterranean climate due to its location on the southern Europe between Adriatic Sea and Serbia.It experiences hot dry summers and autumns and relatively cold winters with heavy snowfalls inland. It experiences an average daytime temperatures of 27°C during summer which can drop as low as 12°C during the night. Day time temperatures during winter falls to 7°C which facilitates ski activities.
Travelling and Tourism
Montenegro has a variety of tourist attraction destinations. Perast is one of the most beautiful little places in Boka Bay a few kilometers from Kotor. It has a wonderful old architecture that attracts many tourists all over the world. Amazing mountains surrounds the bay with a magnificent natural beauty of the southernmost fjord offering an amazing scenery. A beautiful scene is created by Skadarsko Lake, which is located in the Zeta-Skadar valley. This is the largest lake on the Balkan Peninsula. The lake is only 20 minutes drive away from the Adriatic Sea when driving through the newly built Sozina tunnel. However, not all lake belongs to the Montenegrin. One-third belongs to the Republic of Albania. Part of the Montenegrin Lake whose size is 40000 hectares was declared a national park in 1983. It is a very attractive destination because of its natural richness, ease of access both from land and sea.
Vacation and destination
Montenegro offers some of the best tours and tourist guides in the world. Accommodation suiting tourist’s taste and preferences are offered. A wide variety of meals both local and international are offered at various hotels. Transport to various vacation centers can be carried out on roads, railway, by sea or by air. This makes it possible to experience various modes of transports offered in the country. Montenegro has a several restaurant like Ulcinj, Tivat and Niksic Restaurants.
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