Montenegro is the land of beautiful sandy beaches and high mountains. Formerly the smallest province of Yugoslavia, this gorgeous nation has a coastline of just 175 miles, but they are miles of pristine shores, washed by the warm, clear waters of the Adriatic Sea and sweeping from the Venetian port of Kotor to the border with mysterious Albania. Between the two are 117 beaches, some in sheltered inlets, bays and coves, others, like famous Sveti Stefan, reaching out to rocky outcrops.
Dramatically shaped and forested hills form a fabulous backdrop and lead to Montenegro’s mountainous interior. Luxuriant with shady groves of olives and Holm oak, criss-crossed with cooling rivers and dotted with glacial lakes, the mountains south-facing slopes are a fruit feast of fig and kiwi, orange and lemon orchards. The annual average of 240 sunny days is a bonus too for city botanical gardens and for the colourful flora of four National Parks.