Even during the existence of Yugoslavia, Montenegro was a famous tourist center in Europe, mainly due to the seaside resort (the sea in Montenegro is considered the cleanest in Europe), rivers and varied terrain, creating beautiful natural complexes and places for recreation. Despite the wars that swept through this territory, numerous historical monuments remained almost unscathed. There are many medieval monasteries and ancient cities left in the country, where friendly and hospitable people still live. Many kilometers of beaches of the Montenegrin Riviera are quite a popular holiday destination for Europeans.
Geography of Montenegro
According to extrareference, Montenegro is located on the Balkan Peninsula and in the past was part of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. In the east, the state borders with Serbia, in the south with Albania, and in the west with Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The area of Montenegro is 13.812 km. sq., occupies the 161st place in the world by area.
The national currency is the euro (EUR).
The official language is Montenegrin.
Visa to Montenegro
If the period of stay in Montenegro does not exceed one month, then visa-free entry is possible, but for this you must have a passport, the validity of which must expire at least before the end of your stay in the country. If a longer stay is planned, then it is necessary to apply for a visa at the consular department of the Embassy of Montenegro. In this case, it will be necessary to pay a consular fee of 60 euros. A visa is issued within two weeks after the application is submitted.
Weather in Montenegro
On the coast of the Adriatic Sea, as a rule, it is warmer than in the center of the country, the climate here is Mediterranean, and in the north of the state it is temperate continental. The average temperature in summer is +23 +25 C, winter is warm +3 +7C. The mountainous areas are also characterized by warm summers +19 +25 C, but winters are cooler +5 -10 C, with a large amount of precipitation in the form of snow. The best time to travel to Montenegro is May-October, and the tourist season lasts from April to November. During this period, the water temperature in the sea is +20 +26.
Urban transport in Montenegro is represented in most cases by obsolete cars. You can buy travel tickets at newsstands, and reusable travel cards at tobacconists. In trams, you can pay the fare directly to the driver, but the fare in this case doubles. Taxi services are popular not only in resort areas, but also in all cities. The fare is quite cheap – 0.5 euros per kilometer. Sometimes the fare is calculated not according to the meter, but based on the price set in advance for certain routes, for example, from the airport to the center of the capital.
Currency exchange in Montenegro
As of October 2011, the national currency rate is 1 USD = 0.75 (EUR). The national currency is the euro. You can exchange currency at exchange offices and banks that work on weekdays from 08.00 to 19.00, and in tourist areas some exchange offices work on weekends. The exchange rate can vary quite a lot even in closely located exchange offices. Changing money in unlicensed places for this is prohibited and punishable by a fine. Credit cards are accepted in major and tourist cities.
220V/50Hz (European sockets).
The largest number of believers belong to the Christian faith, 80% of them are Orthodox and 4% are Catholics. Muslim communities are also widespread, occupying the second place – 10%.
Despite the fact that Montenegro is the safest country from the former Yugoslavia, it is still worth following some rules. Do not carry large sums of money and important documents with you, it is best to leave them in the hotel safe. At night, it is not recommended to visit remote areas.
First aid is provided free of charge, but further treatment or consultations require payment. For foreigners, a consultation will cost from 3 to 10 euros. All cities have qualified doctors who provide private medical services.