Despite its small size, Montenegro is a country of wonderful diversity, which is why it is often praised. A moment of standing still and taking in the environment is therefore not a strange occurring event. Below we discuss the most beautiful viewpoints that are easy for everyone to visit, and that have a viewpoint and markings. Of course there are many other beautiful viewpoints, all certainly worth a visit, but the chosen viewpoints below meet the criteria of; natural beauty, easy access and walkability.
1) Lovćen viewpoint over the Boka Kotorska bay
The visit to the Lovćen national park often has the Njegos Mausoleum as the final destination. The mausoleum of Petar Petrovic Njegos made of limestone and granite is located on the top of Lovćen mountain and can be reached by climbing 461 steps. The 360 degree view and the mausoleum itself are definitely worth a visit. But due to the location of the adjacent Štirovnik peak, the most beautiful view, namely the Boka Kotorska bay, is largely obstructed. But those who come to visit the park from the coast have known found out where the best views are.
For decades this path has exerted its magnetic attraction on all who tread it. With every altimeter that is overcome, the view of the bay opens. The bay, the lovely Boka Kotorska bay, described in books, lyrical quotes and hymns. Sprung from the many contrasts. The high mountain peaks that disappear into the abyss of the sea like nothing. The variety of cultures and civilization influences. Rennaisance, Baroque, Gothic and many other styles can be found there. All these differences converge in the bay. However, it is easier to see similarities in historical and cultural terms than in the natural structure of the bay. Because of its location, climate and sea influences, it is a special place of which there are few in the world.
The view of it is therefore one what is not soon forgotten. Especially the summer sunsets combined with a clear day ensure that nature once again shows who the greatest artist is. The sun slowly sets in the westernmost part, casting shadows over the cliffs, cities and islands.
Meanwhile, the Lovćen Mountains sprinkled in a golden glow. This spectacle of light is harmoniously taken over as night takes over from the day. Twinkling lights shine through the bay and show all the places that can be found there. The best time is therefore to visit the viewpoint just before sunset. It is easy to reach and is located in the last bend that takes the motorway into the interior of the Lovćen Park. Here is a round stone lookout with a small parking lot.
2) Grlo Sokolovo viewpoint over the Cijevna ravine and Prokletije mountains
The panoramic 1370 meter high viewpoint Grlo Sokolovo meaning the falcon’s throat, is located on the border between Montenegro and Albania. It features a unique view of the Cijevna ravine and the impressive Prokletije mountains. The Albanian village of Tamara can be found in the valley. Located on the bank of the Cijevna River. The viewpoint overlooks the huge cliffs, with pine trees that seem to grow in impossible places. When weather is permitting, it is possible to see the highest peak of the Prokletije mountain range, Maja Jezercë, at 2,694 meters. It is located at a distance of 40 kilometers from the capital Podgorica, with a journey time of around an hour. Despite this, the viewpoint is visited in small numbers, which is surprising, but which also adds to its charm. The viewpoint is part of a marked hiking trail around the village of Kučka Korita.
A former shepherds Katun, where today many residents from the area have built their weekend house. The viewpoint can be reached via this walking route, or even by jeep or another suitable car. For most, however, it is best reached by following the Google maps route on the term Grlo Sokolovo. This leads over a dead-end gravel path to a small lawn with a house on the right. From here there are small hiking trails that run through the bushes towards the viewpoint. Keep on the right side until it reaches a larger path. After about 750 meters you reach the viewpoint.
3) Budva riviera viewpoint over the Sveti Stefan island and the riviera.
A panoramic view of Montenegro’s most famous landmark, Sveti Stefan and the surrounding Budva riviera, cannot be missed. Sveti stefan nowadays also called Aman Sveti Stefan is a small fishing village located on a small island just off the coast. The village has already been transformed into a hotel resort in the 1960. And has been dubbed Montenegro’s most popular postcard since time immemorial. The island is connected to the mainland by an isthmus, giving it the appearance of a peninsula. The island has a coastline of 2 kilometers in the central part of the Adriatic coastline of Montenegro. It is located south of Budva just next to the village of Przno. There are several viewpoints concerning Sveti Stefan and the riviera. The most famous and visited is the one located on the main road. A nice place for a photo and the best direct view of the island itself. But the adjacent road and the heavy traffic do not make it the most idyllic.
This goes to the views that lie on the mountain ridge behind. One on the left in relation to Sveti Stefan and one on the right. The nicer of the two is the one located in the hinterland of the village and area of Celobrdo, with a beautiful view of the Montenegrin coast ”, including Sveti Stefan. From here you have a view of Miločer, a 380 meter long beach with exotic trees in the background, such as Lebanese cedar, tropical Mimosa, Loquat, Cacti and Agavas. A little further is the island of Sveti Nikola. The island is 2 kilometers long and it covers an area of 36 hectares. The highest point on the island is a cliff rising 121 meters above the sea. The island is a popular excursion place in the Budva area. It has three larger sandy beaches with a total length of 840 meters, and numerous small beaches around the island, accessible only by boat. The island is called Školj for the locals, which comes from the word “Školjka”, which means shell, named after its shape. The city of Budva can be seen in the distance. The sun sets here and casts its last rays of the day over the Adriatic Sea. And slowly Sveti Stefan comes to life for a second time. The viewpoint can be reached by following the road to the Rustovo monastery or the Celobrdo mountain itself. The viewpoint is in one of these bends. You have to take a good look because it is difficult to see from the road.