Just because most people around you go to Bali, Barbados, and Hawaii every year doesn’t mean that you should be doing the same, especially when there are lots more destinations you can explore across the globe. For instance, the small country of Montenegro is hidden in the southern part of the European continent, right between Croatia, Italy, and Greece, and it’s one of the most precious hidden gems in the tourism industry at the moment. It’s packed with different types of activities and it offers you a wide range of options to choose from, so if you’re still not sure where to go next, here are a few reasons why Montenegro might be the right choice.
Beach fun in privacy
Until a few years ago, Croatia was the place to see if you were looking for unexplored European holiday destinations, but with Dubrovnik becoming so popular with the fans of Game of Thrones and all those different celebrities started following Beyonce and Jay-Z to the Croatian coast, this country became one of the poshest, most expensive, and least private destination out there. Luckily, this has still not happened to Montenegro, not because there aren’t any famous tourists or attractive locations – on the contrary, there are lots of them – but because this country is still managing to preserve its privacy. So, if you’re looking for a secluded and private place where you can feel cool and comfortable at the beach all day long – this is precisely the place to visit.
Being active in the open
In case you’re one of those people who don’t like swimming and hanging out at the beach all the time, you can still go to Montenegro and have a great time. Whether you’re into hiking, backpacking, camping, sleeping under the open sky, or simply exploring vast spaces of the mountainous region in this amazing country – you’ll be able to do whatever you want, and even more! Probably the best thing about this idea is the fact that you won’t spend too much money, but you’ll have more fun than you expected. And with most mountains being over 2,000 meters high, you’ll have a million-dollar view wherever you go and whatever you do!
On the other hand, if you’re hoping to feel posh for a bit and do something good for your social media feed, going shopping and dining out in Montenegro will help you do that. If you’re into these things, you just need to get ready in advance and find places to shop and dine in the most enjoyable ways possible. Luckily, finding these places shouldn’t be too hard, and if you manage to find an intriguing shopping area and restaurants in Montenegro located conveniently next to each other – even better! This way, you’ll feel like you’re in Milan or Paris in no time at all, and that’s precisely what all luxurious tourists are hoping for.
Boost your knowledge
This is something most people don’t know, but Montenegro is one of those places with the richest history in the world. People have been living in that region for ages, since the Bronze Age, which means that they’ve been leaving clues and traces of their lives for over twenty centuries. So, if you’re into history and love seeing new places where you can boost your knowledge, you’ll have so many different things to see. From historical areas in towns like Kotor and Budva to different fortresses, churches, and mosques you can see here and there – Montenegro will tell all you’ve ever wanted to know about the history of Europe, and even more.
Act like a local
Finally, with so many tourists wanting to turn their holidays into something new and unique, the emerging trend of travelling on a budget and acting like a local might help you have a different kind of holiday when you visit Montenegro. All you have to do is to find a way to get there – most people prefer using planes, but some stick to cars and trains as well – and choose an accommodation that’s going to work for you, and everything else will be easy. You can eat in local restaurants, go hiking, shop in local shops, visit local sights, and hang out with local people who will be happy to talk to you and welcome you as if you were their best friend!
Whatever you’re into and wherever you’re coming from, visiting Montenegro is a great way to have some fun, explore new things, and see new places, so don’t be surprised if you decide to stay there longer than you’ve planned!