Montenegro – Holiday Villas
Montenegro is a picturesque holiday destination located on the southern part of the Adriatic Sea. A small country that packs a solid punch, its dramatic landscape – think towering mountains plunging down to the sea – is edged by a delicate coastline dotted with Medieval towns. Add in the beautiful National Parks, magical bays reminiscent of the fjords and adventure activities such as hiking, cycling, sea kayaking and rafting and you have a fairytale holiday destination with everything you could want within easy reach of your villa.
Montenegro makes for a great multi centre holiday with Croatia – contact us to find out more about our holiday villa combinations.
The stunning Kotor bay is the first location that greets you from the Croatian border. The bay is an inlet from the Adriatic sea and is similar to a fjord in landscape. The entrance from the sea narrows at one point allowing a short hop-on/hop-off car ferry service to operate and cut the journey time off having to drive around the bay to get to the opposite side. The bay then widens into a dramatic inlet, with holiday villas dotted along the coastline. Spend a day driving around the bay visiting the beautiful towns along the way: Herceg Novi, Kotor, Risan, Perast, Prcanj and Muo. Tivat sits at the other end of the bay and is connected by a tunnel from Kotor town, a World Heritage site. Stay in an authentic villa with pool or boutique hotel of which there are a number around the bay.
The Tivat area follows on from Kotor Bay region and is the location of the main airport into this coastal region (Tivat airport). Tivat is characterised by its’ open area and long flat beaches such as the beach at Plavi Horizont. The beautiful countryside around Tivat is dotted with small villages such as at Grbalj which are popular with cyclists looking for active holidays. Be sure to pop in and take a stroll around Porto Montenegro, a tasteful waterfront development with cafes, shops, restaurants and bars. Sip a cocktail whilst taking in the view of the superyachts moored along the quayside.
The Budva Riviera stretches from Jaz beach – where many concerts are held – on one side, up to Sveti Stefan on the other side. In the middle is the old town of Budva, a pedestrian-only Venetian built fortified city featuring an abundance of restaurants, cafes and bars. A walk around the city walls is a must. The rest of the town also offers guests a wide selection of entertainment opportunities within easy reach of any villa in the region, and further beaches such as at Becici and Milocer. The nearby island of Sveti Nikola, accessible by private or public boat, offers guests some beautiful bays for swimming in where an inexpensive lunch can be had at the island restaurant.
The little island off Sveti Stefan, connected to the mainland by a short causeway, is an iconic image of Montenegro, and the mainland town of the same name is popular with holidaymakers. In and around the town are plenty of villas with pools, apartments, small hotels. Travelling further south, the coastline is unspoilt and in general the area is very peaceful, ideal for those looking to relax and unwind. Also located in this region is the beautiful National Park of Skadar Lake, which can be explored on a guided tour.