You haven’t been to Montenegro if you haven’t been to the coastal city of Kotor.It’s a quaint town founded in the 5th century and it’s just so ridiculously stunning it’s surreal, which makes it THE ‘best thing to do in Montenegro’ according to most lists.The Bosnian genocide was the first European crime since World War II to be formally judged as genocidal in character and many key individual participants were subsequently charged with war crimes.Clear ethnic conflict between the Yugoslav peoples only became prominent in the 20th century, beginning with tensions over the constitution of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes in the early 1920s and escalating into violence between Serbs and Croats in the late 1920s after the assassination of Croatian politician Stjepan Radić.The cost of travel here is not overpriced as is the norm with top travel destinations and has some amazing things to do and see.In fact, this is one of the cheapest countries to travel in Europe.Look up any 2017 list of top travel destinations in the world and chances are the miniscule south-eastern European country will be right up there with the very best of them.Some will perhaps remember the name Serbia and Montenegro.
The Yugoslav Partisan movement was able to appeal to all groups, including Serbs, Croats, and Bosniaks.Going inland is to experience a sub-alpine climate where the winters are bitterly cold and snowfall aplenty but the summers are often pleasant and warm.Holiday prices fluctuate seasonally and it can be worth it to travel during winter to take advantage of often 50% discounts.It’s not just for the ultra-fit pros (although it’s not short of a couple of scary peaks) but the regular Joe can find friendlier routes near the Albanian border.Danijel Mihajlović, a photographer, has a good post on hiking in the region.If you like warm, dry weather then the period of April to September is when to go.At the coastal side, Montenegro enjoys a Mediterranean climate of hot summers and mild winters.Our Montenegro was one of the better halves but divorced from Serbia in 2006, and the pair decided it was in their best interests if they saw out the rest of their lives single.Perhaps we need to be a bit more precise, there is so much going on in this part of the world. Montenegro is a small coastal country on the Adriatic Sea. For what would you call a tiny country of not more than 700,000 embodied with a superfluous of tantalizing features as rugged mountains, pristine coastlines and turquoise waters, mystical islands, picturesque Riviera, storybook-perfect walled towns, and fjords sprinkled across the country? Clearly blessed with so much, it’s perhaps a classic case of beauty without brains.If you are feeling active, you can climb the steps up to the castle of San Giovanni, seen in the hills above the main cathedral on Kotor. The climb up is 1200 meters and a total 1350 steps.We have have just come back from another trip here (August, 2017) and there was no way I was hiking up there in 33 degrees.