Touring Montenegro

One of the things that drew us to our hostel was the tours they offered.

Since we hadn’t really planned on going elsewhere in Montenegro we decided to do the “Big Montenegro tour”, a 13 hour tour of some of the sights of Montenegro.

First stop: Breakfast

Photo stop picture looking over the Bay of Kotor
Photo stop picture looking over the Bay of Kotor

Well really it was a quick photo stop and then breakfast but anyway. Breakfast the meal of champions, and a tour to show how they make pešut (dried ham) every vegetarians dream , though the smell of the smoke house did remind me of my dad (not odd he’s a butcher who smokes his own ham)

Second stop: Lovćen National Park/ Njegoš Mausoleum

Arrive at the National park, climb 460 steps to the top of the second highest peak in the area, and you reach the mausoleum and tomb of Vladika Petar II Petrović Njegoš. He wanted to be buried on the scone highest peak so that when a greater ruler then him came along they could be buried on the highest.

That's the highest peak. Obviously no greater ruler came along and now it's a home to radio and TV satellites
That’s the highest peak. Obviously no greater ruler came along and now it’s a home to radio and TV satellites
there are even more steps after you go through that tunnel
there are even more steps after you go through that tunnel

Third stop: Cetinje

Former capital, small town with different former embassies and the Presidential Palace.

Forth stop: Ostrog Monastery

The most disappointing stop of the day. I’ve seen photos of it so was really excited to visit, instead it was a construction site.

Black and white Ostrog Monastery in rock
If I put it in black and white you’re less likely to notice the scaffolding. Right?

Fifth stop: Lake Skadar/ Rijeka Crnojevica

This was my favourite stop of the whole day and I didn’t even realise we were going to stop here. We also had. Very late lunch here. The others had fish while I had a selection (2 types) of cheese and olives.

A postcard perfect view
A postcard perfect view
No matter where you looked it was a superb view
No matter where you looked it was a superb view
Rijeka Crnojevica Old Bridge
Rijeka Crnojevica Old Bridge

Final stop:

By now the sun had set so unfortunately I have no photos but the last stop of the day was . The cheapest room on this island goes for 500€ per night and to lie on the beach next door if you’re not a guest will cost you 50€…
A girl can dream right?

3 Comment

  1. Glad to see it’s still super expensive in Montenegro! We got charged 2 euros for one piece of toilet paper (seriously a little square – paid it and then crossed my legs all the way back to our hotel in Croatia!) x

    1. I’ve been talking to people who have all claimed it as the cheapest. How can it be when it’s Euros! Bring on Serbia or Bosnia for cheapness

      1. Montenegro have been using euros for over ten years and it’s insane especially when locals were only making about 200 euros a month if they were lucky! We were glad to get back to Croatia when we visited. xx

Leave a Reply