Over the past few weeks on Instagram we’ve been looking back at some of our adventures from the past year.

We had planned to share stories of our jungle adventures in Nicaragua, sipping mojitos beside sultry Cuban sunsets and the joys of Slovenia in autumn.

Unfortunately though these experiences barely got a look in. Rather it was one tiny Balkan state that kept shining through.

It’s been nearly a year since we spent the summer bouncing around Eastern Europe waiting for Freya’s Schengen visa to reset and, while looking over old photos, it quickly became clear that we are still pretty fixated on Montenegro.

We realised there was so much more we wanted to share about our time there!

There were dreamy sunsets on the Adriatic and afternoon strolls through the cobbled streets of Kotor. There were hikes beside icy rivers of the mountains and through the lush pastures of the countryside. There were backroads that took us through places not yet mapped by Google and to pristine mountain pools where we could sit in silence. There were bus drivers with a death wish and hosts with warm and welcoming hearts. There was the sweltering summer heat on the coast and wild thunderstorms in the mountains. There were afternoons filled with rakija, red wine and hearty meat stews.

We spent a month in Montenegro moving from the beaches to the mountains and, aside from a few hair-raising moments on the roads, we really loved our time there.

Though it’s a small country, it is one that has so much to offer and one that is growing in popularity for all the right reasons.

If you’re thinking of adding Montenegro to your summer vacation itinerary, hopefully these photos will help nudge you over the edge.

The Best Things To Do In Kotor | The Jewel Of Montenegro
The Best Things To Do In Kotor | The Jewel Of Montenegro
The Best Things To Do In Kotor | The Jewel Of Montenegro
The Best Things To Do In Kotor | The Jewel Of Montenegro
The Best Things To Do In Kotor | The Jewel Of Montenegro
Things To Do In Herceg Novi | Montenegro | Kayak Herceg Novi
Cetinje
Cetinje
Cetinje
Cetinje
Cetinje
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Virpazar
Virpazar
The Best Things To Do In Kotor | The Jewel Of Montenegro
The Best Things To Do In Kotor | The Jewel Of Montenegro
The Best Things To Do In Kotor | The Jewel Of Montenegro
Hiking in Durmitor National Park
Hiking and Rafting in Sutjeska National Park
Climbing Bobotov Kuk, The Most Beautiful Hike In Durmitor National Park | Montenegro
The Best Places To Visit In Montenegro | 8 Adventurous Things To Do In Montenegro
Virpazar
Virpazar
Rijeka Crnojevića
The Best Places To Visit In Montenegro | 8 Adventurous Things To Do In Montenegro
Rijeka Crnojevića
Sutjeska National Park
Sutjeska National Park
Perast
Perast
Perast
Perast
Hiking in Durmitor National Park
Climbing Bobotov Kuk, The Most Beautiful Hike In Durmitor National Park
Hiking in Durmitor National Park
Hiking around Crno Jezero (Black Lake)
Hiking in Durmitor National Park
Durmitor National Park
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The Best Places To Visit In Montenegro | 8 Adventurous Things To Do In Montenegro
Mrtvica Canyon | Hiking In Montenegro
Mrtvica Canyon | Hiking In Montenegro
Mrtvica Canyon | Hiking In Montenegro
Mrtvica Canyon | Hiking In Montenegro
Mrtvica Canyon | Hiking In Montenegro

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4 Comments

    • Thanks Mike! We loved Kotor as well – what a stunning setting! Montenegro definitely has a lot to offer which really surprised us. It’s so diverse and beautiful for such a small country.

    • Thanks so much Divya 🙂 It is SUCH a beautiful country!
      I would recommend spending at least 3 days around Kotor as there is so much to do there. Explore the old town, visit Perast, climb the fortress walls and definitely don’t miss Lovcen which is absolutely stunning and can be combined with a little jaunt around the back country. Many people also use Kotor as a base to visit the beach towns on day trips and if you’re feeling more adventurous there are also some hikes into the surrounding mountains.

      We have a little more info for Kotor in this guide: https://thesandyfeet.com/guide-to-kotor/
      Have an awesome trip!

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