Montenegro - worth seeing beach near Budva & Bay of Kotor

montenegro headerThe Balkan state of Montenegro is one of the smaller states in Europe with around 616,000 inhabitants and an area of 13,812 square kilometres. The capital and most populous city is Podgorica, the second largest city is Nikšić. The main economic sectors are the service sector and tourism, with the city of Budva and the city of Kotor mainly on the Montenegrin coast.

According to the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), Montenegro has been one of the three fastest-growing travel destinations worldwide for years.

The German mark was introduced as the currency in 1999. As a result of the conversion of the German mark to the euro, the euro has been used as the national currency since 2002. Since the country does not participate in the European Monetary Union, it does not have the right to mint its own euro coins.

Bay of Kotor – a wonderful old town awaits us

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Bay of Kotor – a wonderful old town awaits us

After we had repeatedly avoided driving around the beautiful Bay of Kotor on the way to Albania due to time constraints (we had always used the ferry at Kemenari), this time we were supposed to take the E 65 or E 80 around the bay to Kotor, with a stopover at the beach in Perast.

Podgorica – today the cultural centre of Montenegro

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Podgorica – today the cultural centre of Montenegro

Our first encounter (about 15 years ago) with the capital of Montenegro was anything but pleasant, because a delivery truck had initially pushed the driver's door of our car in when we turned right and drove on without any reaction.

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