flag Montenegro Montenegro: Travelling

In this page: Entry Requirements | Organising Your Trip | Visiting | Living Conditions | Eating | Paying | Speaking | Useful Resources

 

Entry Requirements

Passport and Visa Service
Visa information
For Further Information
List of Embassies of Montenegro abroad
 
Check IATA Travel Website for visa requirements and health advices.
 

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Organising Your Trip

Means of Transport Recommended in Town

Recommendation
Apart from cars, you can use public transport. All cities are well served by bus companies.
Maps of Urban Networks
Info Hub
Railway map of Europe

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Means of Transport Recommended in the Rest of the Country

Recommendation
The country is small, and it is very common to travel around by car. However, the state of the roads sometimes leaves something to be desired and it may be preferable to use the train or the bus.
Rail Companies
ZCG (national railway company)

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Airlines

Name Type Domestic Flights International Flights
Air Montenegro Major Yes Yes
JAT Airways Major Yes Yes
Adria Airways Major No Yes
Austrian Airlines Major No Yes

You Can Consult The EU Air Safety List. Look Also at the rating of the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

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Travelling By Yourself

Recommendation
Rates for hiring cars are very affordable. The main roads are generally in good condition, secondary roads, on the other hand, are not always very good. There are no motorways. There are frequent police controls.
Road Maps
Maps
Find an Itinerary
Road itineraries
Road itineraries in Europe

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Visiting

Different Forms of Tourism

Historical
The Sveti Stefan (St Stefan) hotel is a magnificent peninsula, joined to the mainland by a pedestrian avenue with, on either side, sand or pebble beaches. You can visit the hotel, which is more like a village, with paved streets, fragrant with pine trees and oleanders, and small houses of grey stone and red tiles.
Cultural
Montenegro has a rich cultural heritage.

 

Montenegrin literature is integrated in Serbian literature. The country's greatest poet is Petar Petrovic Njegos (1813-1857), a Montenegrin religious and political leader; a man of talent and great culture, he created original, humanist works at a cultural crossroads.

Nature
Montenegro's natural wealth is very varied: thousand-year-old forests, long beaches, clear lakes, rivers, vivid landscapes of gorges and canyons.

Two sites have been listed by UNESCO: the Bay of Kotor and the gorges of the river Tara.

Religious
Ostrog Monastery is the most visited religious site in Montenegro, and is a place of pilgrimage for the Orthodox from all over the world.
Thermal
The largest hot spring is that of Kisselevsk, near Bijectif Poljé, whose waters are widely exploited (Rada mineral water). The radioactive mud baths of Igalo can have exceptional results. Igalo also has an abundant source of mineral water, Igaljka, (20 l /s). Slightly alkaline and with definite radioactive properties, the water, whose temperature is 13.8°C, is advised for the treatment of gastric problems and, in baths, for that of ailments of the nervous system, rheumatism and venereal disease. In the Ulcinj region, there are several sulphur springs (Pinjes beach, Valdanos creek).
Beach
A quarter of the coast is lined with beaches (73 km out of 293 km of coast), sand, stones or rocks. There are 117 in the country as a whole. The finest are: Tropicana in Ulcinj; Paradiso in Bar, Mogren I, Ocaso and Sveti Toma in Budva; Plavi horizonti and  Kalardovo in Tivat; Porto, Dobrec and Cuba libre in Herceg novi.
Winter Sports
Winter sports are highly developed. The main activities are Alpine skiing and cross-country skiing, snowboarding and hiking with snowshoes.
Outdoor Activities
There are many outdoor activities: hiking, water sports, skiing, fishing and hunting, rafting, etc...
Shopping
The most common souvenirs are: wood engravings or sculptures and wine.
Tourism Organisations
Tourist information

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Living Conditions

Health and Safety

Health Precautions
Montenegro is not affected by any particular endemic disease. However, you are advised to take the usual precautions, i.e. avoid eating raw or undercooked foodstuffs and avoid contact with poultry. Tap water is potable.
For Further Information on Sanitary Conditions
Centers for disease control and prevention
 

Emergency Numbers

Police 92
Firemen 93
Emergency services 94
Information and help on road conditions 9807
 

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Time Difference and Climate

Time and Time Difference
It is %T:%M %A In Podgorica (GMT+1 in winter and GMT+2 in summer)
Summer Time Period
Last Sunday in March – Last Sunday in October
 

Map of the Time Zone

Time zone

Type of Climate
The coast has a Mediterranean climate, and Podgorica a deteriorated Mediterranean climate (winters more rainy, summers hotter); winters are cold and summers cool in higher regions. May, June and September are the most pleasant months to visit the country.
For Further Information
Weather forecast website
 

Average Annual Temperatures and Rainfall

Climate

 

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Eating

Food Specialties
Gastronomy is quite diversified. On the coast, you can find typical Mediterranean products such as pizzas, fish and seafood as well as many dishes cooked with olive oil. In the interior of the country, traditions are more continental with more dishes based on cream, cheese, meat and potatoes.
Drinks
The national drink is Rakija, a distilled grape brandy which the Montenegrins make at home.

You should try specialties such as the country's beer, Niksic, and wines such as Vranac or Krstac.

Dietary Restrictions
None

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Paying

Domestic Currency
Euro
ISO Code
EUR
To Obtain Domestic Currency
Banks have ATMs almost everywhere in the country.
Possible Means of Payment
Credit cards are most often taken in department stores, well known restaurants, boutiques or hotels on the Montenegrin coast. ATMs are often found in tourist centers and Podgorica. In small towns and villages in mountain areas, payments are made in cash.

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Speaking

Official Language
Montenegrin
Other Languages Spoken
Serbian, Bosnian, Albanian, Croatian
Business Language
English
Getting Some Knowledge
Serbian school

Serbian and Croatian languages
Free Translation Tools
Genco : Translations into Serbian for professionals
Proverbum : Translation company

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