MONTENEGRO ON THE MAP
Climate and weather
The climate is warm, dry, and sunny, with over 270 sunny days every year.
High mountains shelter the coastal region from cold inland winds.
The average temperature on the coast during summer is 23°C, while in winter it is about 10°C.
Hot days with temperatures over 30°C are most common in July. The sea temperature is approximately 25°C in summer and never below 18°C during the mid-season (May and October).
Winter on the coast in Montenegro is mild, often sunny with only occasional rains. Snow and cold rule in the mountains: during winter, temperatures here can drop down to – 10°C/15°C. This creates great conditions for snow sports – skiing and snowboarding.
How to get here
By air: Podgorica Airport (TGD) and Tivat Airport (TIV) – www.montenegroairports.com
By road: European routes E65, E80, E762, E763, and E851 pass through the country.
By railway: There is regular passenger train service from Subotica through Novi Sad and Belgrade.The train goes through Bijelo Polje, Kolasin, Podgorica, and arrives at Bar, Montenegro’s main seaport.
By sea: Port Bar, Port Budva, Port Kotor, Port Zelenika, and Port Risan
- January 1st – New Year
- January 7th – Christmas
- May 1st – International Labor Day
- May 21st – Montenegro Independence Day
- July 13th – Montenegro Statehood Day
Montenegro’s cuisine especially long the coast is a Mediterranean cuisine with a distinctive Italian influence: various kinds of fish, seafood, and vegetable dishes. Continental cuisine offers many different meat dishes, as well as variety of cheeses, potatoes and beans, river and lake fish. Smoked ham – Njeguski prsut – holds a special place on the local menu and will be offered to you in every restaurant. Rich sunshine and gentle breezes create great conditions for winemaking. In Montenegro you can taste the local Vranac and Krstaac wines, as well as classic Merlot, Cabernet, Chardonnay, and Sauvignon.
Tips are given to waiters, taxi drivers, porters and other hotel staff. Usually tips are 10% of the total of the bill.
Budva is a beautiful seaside town with a medieval fortress in the very center. The capital of Montenegro’s tourism, Budva is well-known for its beautiful Mediterranean architecture, many beaches, a great number of cafés and restaurants, a busy marina, abundant nightlife, and 2 km long promenade with a spectacular view across the Adriatic Sea.
Budva is considered to be one of the oldest settlements on the Balkans. A legend says that Budva was established by Cadmus, the son of the Phoenician king Agenon, more than 2,000 years ago. The Greek and Roman civilizations had a great influence on the way of life of this region. Upon the fall of the Roman Empire, Budva was at the crossroads of Eastern and Western civilizations, and this had a lasting impact on the history and culture of this town. During the Middle Ages, Budva experienced the strong influence of the Venetian Republic, which ruled this town for over 300 years. Most of the buildings in the old town, as well as the town walls, were constructed during this period.
Today, Budva is the center of Montenegrin tourism and a city with an international theater festival, a Mediterranean music festival, and other interesting cultural events. Here, all visitors will find entertainment to suit their own tastes and desires.
Bečići is a relaxed place, just 3 km away from Budva and connected to the old town of Budva by a picturesque seaside promenade. Its beautiful beach and facilities make it an ideal choice for a peaceful vacation. Many cozy restaurants with traditional Mediterranean cuisine are just a short walk from the hotels.
Bečići beach won the Grand Prix of the World exhibition in Paris in 1935 as beeing the most beautiful beach in all of Europe. A center for bathing and relaxation, it offers a wide range of water sports and other sporting facilities. Guests with children will enjoy the many playgrounds and other attractions along the coast