Montenegro is rapidly becoming a popular destination for the nautical enthusiasts… Sailing and tourism, which have long been recognized in the world as a winning combination by linking enjoyment and profit, have recently begun to enjoy the place they deserve in Montenegro as well. Foreign investors, mostly from Russia, are building new towns, investing into luxury hotels and elite nautical tourism marinas.
Evidence to the claim that there are those in Montenegro who are ready to charter and buy luxurious mega-yachts, with value exceeding tens of millions of euros, as well as to claims that this part of Adriatic is turning into an attractive nautical destination, is confirmed with the news of building an elite nautical-tourism complex Port Montenegro.
The topography of the country is basically characterized by its rugged mountains, river valleys, and long coast, which is facing the Adriatic Sea and a common venue for a good sailing in Montenegro.
A yacht can cruise all the way to the Gulf of Kotor, or Boka Kotorska Bay which is a fjord located in the southernmost portion of Europe. It has a very interesting history as well as ancient civilization.
Cruising through the bay, you can see several small coastal towns which create an impression of the sleeping beauties that don’t lose any of their exquisiteness despite the century’s long sleep. Rich in architectural details from the ancient times, on the inside and outside of the buildings, they will not leave you indifferent.
Budva is a great spot for sailing in Montenegro. With wide variety of beaches to choose from, certainly, you will never run out of good places to visit. You can begin at Guvance, or small beach. Besides the sand, the beach is also well-known for its caf
Your holiday vacation will never be complete without going to Ulcinj. It is filled with a lot of beautiful bodies of water, such as Velika Plaza, the longest beach found in the Adriatic Sea. Ada Bojana, on the other hand, is a river that is famous for the sandy beaches, while Valdanos is a bay with a lot of olive trees located at the coastlines. At the town proper, you can find plenty of restaurants, bars, shopping booths, galleries, and hotels, where you can stay for a day or two.
In Bar, cultures meet and seem to mix in breathtaking ways. In the intervening thousands of years since being settled during Neolithic times, Bar has continued to grow while maintaining ancient monuments to the many cultures that left their imprint on Bar. In a nutshell, Bar is an important destination for travelers looking to taste all that Montenegro has to offer in a single, magnificent place. The old town of Bar, Haj Nehaj Fortress, with the remnants from the 15 th century fortress and the castle of King Nikola, represent the historic and cultural monuments of this town. There’s an olive tree that is more than 2000 years old and Skadar lake, with one of the biggest habitats of birds, as well as a large number of monasteries and churches for the visitors who enjoy this type of tourism.
Tivat is located in the central part of the Boka Kotorska bay. Although it is the youngest town in the Boka region, Tivat has a lot of interesting and attractive destinations. Renaissance Summer House Buca in the centre of city, Ostrvo Cvijeca (flowers’ island) with sacred monuments, Gornja Lastva, the old nucleus at an altitude of 300 m, the magnificent beach at Plavi Horizonti and the island Sv. Nikola are tourist destinations that should be visited in Tivat. In the city it self there is the natural marina Kaliman.
Located along one of Montenegro’s most beautiful bays is Kotor, a city of traders and famous sailors, with many stories to tell. 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. Through the entire city the buildings are criss-crossed with narrow streets and squares. One of these squares contains the Cathedral of Saint Tryphon (Sveti Tripun), a monument of Romture and one of the most recognizable symbols of the city.
With the nearly overhanging limestone cliffs of Orjen and Lovcen one of the great Mediterranean landscapes is created. In recent years, Kotor has seen a steady increase in tourists attracted by both the natural beauty of the Boka Kotorska and the old town of Kotor itself.
The town was founded in 1382. It’s called a ‘city of the sun’, thanks to the large number of sunny days all year round. The centre of Herceg Novi is Stari Grad, the core of the city. Decorated by buildings dating back to the epochs of Sahat – Kula (1667) and Kanli – Kula (1483). Fortress Spanjola (1538) and Fortress Forte Mare (1687) are only a part of the cultural heritage of this renowned town. Full of thick greenery, Herceg Novi hides numerous kinds of tropical flowers. Towards the end of January the town becomes scented with the subtle fragrance of yellow and green mimosas and the festival of Praznik Mimosa is dedicated to this flower. During the summer months many festivals are organised to further enrich the tourist offer of this enchanted town.
MORE ABOUT SAILING IN MONTENEGRO:
There are 5 marinas in Montenegro with all basic services and several mooring places without services.
Montenegro is divided into three main climatic regions: the coastal region with mild winters and hot summers, the central plain which is colder in the winter and warmer in the summer than the coastal region and the high karst with sub-alpine climate with cold snowy winters and moderate summers.
The Montenegrin coast is 293 km long with 73 km of beaches spread over 117 locations. Choose the one most to your liking – sand, pebble or rock beach.