Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Balkan pearl; Montenegro

Montenegro (meaning Black Mountain) is a relatively new and exciting destination of beautiful nature and rich history, which I will help you discover in the best possible way. Its popular coastal towns like Budva and Kotor, have a beautiful resorts. Their luxury blend well with a fascinating nature of Montenegro. It has long beaches, mountains, canyons and fjords – everything in one place for a relaxing and adventurous vacation....The Bay of Kotor is sometimes referred to as the southernmost fjord in Europe. Besides of its natural beauty, it also has an Old Town, which is included in UNESCO Natural and Cultural list.Budva is the most popular spot among the tourists. It also has an Old Town, sandy beaches and a fun nightlife. Town-hotel Sveti Stefan is a luxurious resort on an island. .......Click on ALL PHOTOS photos for higher resolution!...Perast is one of the most beautiful little places in Boka Bay, few kilometers from Kotor. Perast is a wonderful old town, with wonderful old architecture. You will enjoy in many old churchs, but one of the biggest attraction is for sure : Our Lady of the Rock (Gospa od Skrpjela), little island in Boka Bay, with amazing church and museum. The small town is a sun trap and full of former palaces and stone churches. It has UNESCO Heritage protection and has mostly been carefully restored to its former glory. There are still ruins dotted throughout which lend a romantic charm to the town. You can't help but imagine it as it once was - the powerful and wealthy centre of the Bay of Kotor. ...
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Church of Our Lady of the Rocks - Gospa od Skrpjela, Perast - Bay of Kotor....
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Kotor is unique for several reasons. It is located on the only natural fjord of its kind in the world and in a bay that has made the list of Most Beautiful Bays in the World. But visiting Kotor is about more than beautiful views—it’s also about experiencing the cultural heritage of Boka Kotorska Bay...The Old City of Kotor is a well preserved urbanization typical of the middle Ages, built between the 12th and 14th century. Medieval architecture and numerous monuments of cultural heritage have made Kotor a UNESCO listed “World Natural and Historical Heritage Site”....
Kotor...
Budva is 2,500 years old, which makes it one of the oldest settlements on the Adriatic coast.....Hollywood star Steven Seagal became the owner of luxury apartments of 150 sq.m in the popular resort of Montenegro, on the Zavala peninsula in Budva...Budva.....The Old town Budva is the heart of Budva.....

A must do when being in Budva is to visit Sveti Stefan which is located 9 km south of Budva, and as you can see in the photo below it just looks fantastic.Its guests were Sophia Loren, Sylvester Stallone....
Sveti Stefan...

Porto Montenegro - Luxury Residences and Properties Europe ...Owing to its development potential and investment dynamics, the leading home port for super yachts, Porto Montenegro, is among the most significant projects in Montenegro.This nautical village is considered to be a favourite anchorage for superyachts, and is a desired residence for the international jet set.....
Tivat...
..The impossibly rugged and dramatic Durmitor (Дурмитор) is one of Montenegro’s – and Mother Nature’s – showpieces. Carved out by glaciers and underground streams, Durmitor stuns with dizzying canyons, glittering glacial lakes and nearly 50 limestone peaks soaring to over 2000m; the highest, Bobotov Kuk, hits 2523m. From December to March, Durmitor is a major ski resort, while in summer it’s popular for hiking, rafting and other active pursuits....

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The most beautiful site seeing locations at Lake Skadar are actually smaller villages at the north of the lake. I recommend Rijeka Crnojevica as a base point. Here you can visit old stone bridge over the ice cold river that flows into the Lake Skadar. Here you can find accommodation, have a boat ride, rent a kayak, and eat in good restaurants with local food and wine. I totally recommend kayak rental for at least a little bit in order to paddle into the endless fields of water lily all over the river. Also I recommend a visit to villages Karuc and Dodosi. Fabulous place for lovers of nature wonders...
Rijeka Crnojevića today represents one of the most important tourist sites in National park Lake Skadar...
.The tallest peak in Durmitor is Bobotov Kuk (2523 meters, 8278 feet), and is the fourth tallest peak overall in Montenegro...Click on ALL PHOTOS photos for higher resolution!...
Durmitor....
Hiking in front of the wildly jagged Karanfili massif high above the Grebaje Valley in the Prokletije mountains of southern Montenegro...
Rafting camp Modra Rijeka (Tara rafting)-Montenegro........http://monteriver.com/en/
Rafting through the Tara River is incredible experience for adventurers and nature lovers. The Tara canyon, protected as UNESCO World Heritage Site is the deepest and longest in Europe with up to 1.3km depth and 78km length. There are rocky and pebbly terraces, sandy beaches, high cliffs, and more than 80 large caves along the canyon. The Tara River is the biggest European supply of drinking water. As you go rafting down its rapids you can drink it!...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wz0qY2AWijs

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