Budva is a coastal town in Montenegro. It has around 10,000 inhabitants, and is a the center of the Budva municipality. The coastal area around Budva, called Budvanska rivijera, is the center of Montenegro ‘s tourism, and is well known for its sandy beaches, diverse nightlife, and beautiful examples of Mediterranean architecture. Budva is 2,500 years old, that makes it one of the oldest settlements on the coast of the Adriatic sea.
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Kotor Photo gallery
Kotor is a coastal town in Montenegro. It is located in a most secluded part of the Gulf of Kotor. The town has a population of 13,510, and is administrative center of Kotor municipality. The old Mediterranean port of Kotor, surrounded by an impressive city wall built by House of Nemanjic, is very well preserved and protected by UNESCO. Between 1420 and 1797, Kotor and its surroundings were under the rule of the Republic of Venice and the Venetian influence remains among the architectural influences.
The Ostrog Monastery
The Monastery of Ostrog is a monastery of the Serbian Orthodox Church situated against an almost vertical background, high up in the large rock of Ostroška Greda, in Montenegro. It is dedicated to Saint Basil of Ostrog (Sveti Vasilije Ostroški), who was buried here. From the monastery, a superb view of the Bjelopavlići plain can be seen. The monastery is located 50km from Podgorica and 15km from Nikšić. Ostrog monastery is the most popular pilgrimage place in Montenegro.
Skadarsko Jezero Photo Gallery
Named after the city of Shkodra in northern Albania, Skadarsko Jezero (also known as Lake Skadar) is the largest lake on the Balkan Peninsula and with its surrounding wetlands it encompasses one of the most important bird and fish habitats in the Mediterranean region.
Boka Kotorska – Bay of Kotor Photo gallery
The entire length of the Boka Kotorska Bay (literally “inlet” and also known as the Bay of Kotor) is 15 nautical miles or 28 km. In the 4th century Bc the Greeks founded the town of Risan here (and Budva further down the coast). The Romans, after defeating the Illyrian tribes, settled in 2nd century Ad, renaming the coast Dalmatia.
Durmitor Photo Gallery
Durmitor is a mountain and the name of a national park in Montenegro. It reaches a height of 2,522 meters (Bobotov Kuk). The name Durmitor is probably derived from Balkan Romance (some Romanian/Vlach dialect), and it means “sleeping” (cognate with English dormitory). There are similarly named mountains such as Visitor (visator, “dreaming”) and Cipitor ( atipitor, “sleeping”) across ex-Yugoslavia. Another etymology could be from Celtic meaning “mountain with water”. The Durmitor National Park, created in 1952, includes the massif of Durmitor, the canyons of Tara, Sušica and Draga rivers and the higher part of the canyon plateau , covering the area of 390 km².