Featured Destination: Montenegro


Welcome to Montenegro. Bordered by the clear sea, covered with white rocks, and lit by the Mediterranean sun, Montenegro is a European oasis where you can rest by the soft sound of the waves.

Arriving by plane or boat, you’ll find 117 beaches spread along the Montenegrin coast. The summer season in Montenegro lasts from May until October, which means 180 days of swimming and 240 days of sunshine every year.

Home to endless nature and beautiful scenery, you can marvel at the incredible 1300 meter deep canyon of River Tara, the deepest one in Europe, and second in the world after the Grand Canyon of the Colorado River in America.

Montenegrin roads will lead you to monasteries and churches that remember centuries, where you will learn at least a fragment of the rich historical and cultural heritage of this beautiful country.

Every coastal town of Montenegro has its story.

Herceg Novi, a real Mediterranean botanic garden, the town of carnivals and artists.

Kotor a museum-town of ancient sailors, builders and scientists.

Budva, the town of summer theatres and festivals and the location of the most beautiful beaches and nightlife.

Boka Kotorska is one of the most beautiful bays on the Mediterranean, which penetrates into the land about 28 kilometres. The beauty of Boka fascinated many famous writers like Lord Byron, George Bernard Shaw, Marguerite Yourcenar and Ivo Andric.

The oldest olive tree in Europe, which has been bearing fruit for two thousand years, is located in an olive grove, which you pass by when entering Bar, the biggest Montenegrin port. The roots of the city of Bar are far from the sea, on the slopes of Rumija mountain.

Today it is a port city where passengers and merchant ships from many countries arrive, and it is the terminus for trains going to Belgrade and further on into Europe. Near Bar, there is a popular tourist resort Sutomore, with long sandy beaches and numerous hotels and restaurants.

If you don’t know how already, this is a great place to learn to dive. The underwater world of the Montenegrin coast is rich and full of surprises: sunken ships, secluded caves, and with a little luck you might find hidden pirate treasure, coral cliffs and an abundance of fish.

In the early mornings, you can see the entire Montenegro from Mount Lovcen, one of its four national parks, during a beautiful trekking tour from Mount Rumija, over the massif of Lovcen to Orjen mountain, following a marked route connecting old Austro-Hungarian fortresses.

In the wintertime, there are good trails for skiing and snowboarding on Durmitor Mountains, which can be reached by ski lifts, while mountain and forest trails are accessible by sleighs drawn by horses or dogs.

The diversity of Montenegrin nature and its ethnographic diversity have left a trace on the national cuisine. Whether you are dining at your friend’s house, in an authentic Montenegrin home, or in a restaurant, you will be cordially welcomed.

The country is also home to two wonderful resorts, opening shortly and highly recommended with the Abbotts Travel seal of approval.

The Chedi Lustica Bay

Situated right on the waterfront, with superb views over the Lustica Bay Marina and the Adriatic Sea, lies the luxurious 5-star Hotel, The Chedi.

The boutique hotel is perfectly located in the heart of Lustica Bay, a new distinct destination of Orascom Development AG. Home to The Chedi signature service, amenities and unparalleled food and beverage offerings; The Chedi Lustica Bay is set to be the finest getaway to one of Europe’s most flourishing destinations.

Opening its doors in July 2018, the sustainable, state-of-the-art town will be home to two marinas, an 18-hole golf course, a commercial area, a town center and seven hotels, the first of which is The Chedi.

Located in close proximity to three international airports, the hotel is only a short trip away from most European cities. With a private beach, direct access to the promenade and marina, as well as The Spa, guests can sit back, relax, and enjoy a beautiful break in what is certain to become a sought after European resort.

Iberostar Perast

Perast represents one of the most beautiful examples of baroque architecture on the Adriatic coast. Opening its doors on 15 June, Iberostar Perast is the newest addition to the Heritage Collection.

Palace Smejka is the largest historical Palace to adorn the shores of Montenegro. Built in 1764 by Count Smejka, one of the richest noble families of Kotor, it boasts the best seafront central location in Perast Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site of natural beauty and wonder. The Palace has been carefully converted into a luxury hotel, offering clients a chance to step back in time and experience this undiscovered spot of the world. Offering 65 rooms and suites including one of 330 square meters, a relaxing Spa with Hammam, indoor pool, treatment rooms and a sauna and an exquisite a la carte restaurant in the hotel, surrounded by beautiful gardens, clients can enjoy this authentic, ancient setting. Chill out on the beach or take advantage of the hotels private boat transfer to a nearby Beach Club.

An exclusive ‘Spa Taster Experience’ is available for Abbotts Travel clients who make a booking at Iberostar Perast.

To book a stay at one of these incredible resorts and enjoy all that Montenegro has to offer, get in touch.

Abbotts Travel
134 George Lane

South Woodford

London

E18 1BA

 

+44 (0) 20 8989 9445

info@abbottstravel.com

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