Montenegro is a small Balkan country ranging from its borders in the north with Serbia and Albania where it is very mountainous until it sweeps down to a very narrow plain at its coast in the south west where it rests in the azure waters in the south of the Adriatic Sea .
Herceg Novi is the most northern point on the coast with interest for the visitor in that it offers a 14th century Bosnian castle, a 19th century Austrian clock tower and a spa and health centre.
The Bay of Kotor a few miles further south, is a collection of smaller bays, rocky and sandy, and is home to an Orthodox convent at St. Sava and a Benedictine monastery opposite Perast, as well as the newly built marina for the yachting fraternity.
Following the coast you will find Budva. It is a quaint town with winding cobbled streets leading to 14th century towers and other historical buildings. By day, the sandy beaches are the places to be with water sports and diving on offer. From the evening and into the night, the cafes, restaurants and nightclubs are vibrant with colour, noise and the delicious aromas of the indigenous cuisine.
Indeed this colourful country offers not just sun, sea and sand, but winter sports as well, making it a good year-round destination.
Now is the time to visit Montenegro, when it is still fresh and unspoilt, as it is rapidly becoming one of the ‘it’ destinations for discerning holidaymakers.