Cheap flights to Montenegro

Montenegro could well be the last hidden jewel in Europe. This little Balkan beauty, once part of Yugoslavia, boasts a fascinating history and one that is very much a part of its landscape.

A dense carpet of wild forest, soaring mountains and blissful beaches (all 36 miles of them) that hug the Adriatic Coast, make Montenegro a breathtakingly beautiful place for an adventure. No less picturesque are Montenegro’s towns and cities.

Elegant Venetian architecture can be found in enchanting Budva with cosy cafes nestled behind medieval walls on cobbled streets. It even has its own beach, Slovenska Plaža. Perast is a jumble of old stone villas and churches while another medieval stone village, Sveti Sfetan, is home to a luxury 5-star resort that once provided sanctuary to Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor. Admire the baroque facades and Savina Monastery in seven hundred year old Herceg Novi that also comes with its own beach.

The 17th century clock tower and 12th century cathedral in UNESCO protected Kotor’s fortified old town successfully contrasts with chic boutique hotels and wonderful seafood restaurants. Other architectural masterpieces include Ostrog Monastery, built into a vertical cliff. Ulcinj is one of the oldest towns on Adriatic and boasts a stunning Renaissance Church Mosque and a 7 mile long sandy beach.

Montenegro is not short of glamour and nowhere is more so than Port Montenegro in Tivat where some of the world’s most expensive yachts, and mega yachts, are moored.

Get away from it all in the dense forests and glacial landscapes of Durmitor National Park that has one of the deepest gorges in Europe, for hiking and mountain biking or, for incredible views, climb Bobotov Kuk, Montenegro’s highest point. Tara Canyon provides adrenalin junkies the chance to raft rapids and go canyoning, bungee jumping and zip-lining.

Alternatively, relax on a sun bed on Jaz Beach and gaze idly the turquoise water or visit Plantaze Winery to taste the finest locally produced reds. Montenegro is a country of hidden talents.

The following information is correct as of February 2015 and is subject to change. Please check with the airline directly for complete accuracy.

Fly In

Podgorica Airport is located just 7.5 miles from the capital city of Podgorica. It can be reached by car in approximately 15 to 20 minutes. Montenegro Airlines local bus service goes to the city centre and taxi companies also operate from outside the terminal building.

Alternatively there is Tivat Airport which is located 25 miles from Tivat on the west coast of Montenegro. Buses run to Herceg Novi and Budva and taxis are also available for hire.

What you need to know

Currency: The Euro (€)

Visas: UK and EU nationals do not require a visa to enter Montenegro. A passport valid for three months beyond the date of departure is required or, in the case of EU nationals, a valid ID card. Nationals of other countries may require a visa. More information can be obtained from a local embassy or from the Foreign Office website.

Laws: The legal age for consuming alcohol in Montenegro is 18. Smoking is prohibited in all indoor public places including bars, cafes, restaurants, clubs, schools and workplaces and on all public transport.

Best Time to Visit

With a Mediterranean climate on the coast and alpine weather in the mountains, Montenegro is a stunning year round destination. Summers can soar up to 28 degrees and are particularly busy from July to August as tourists flock to the Adriatic resorts. May, June, September and October are all cheaper months for flights and quieter in terms of tourist numbers but still promise warm, sunny and milder weather. This is perfect for those wanting to hike, cycle or walk in the beautiful Montenegro mountains.  Low season is November to April but this is the best time for all skiers and snowboarders to come to Montenegro when temperatures drop to zero and glorious snow covers the mountains. Don’t bother with the coast at this time of year as most places will be completely closed for the winter. 

Montenegro has some wonderful events and festivals throughout the year from the St Tryphon Festival in Kotor in February which celebrates with processions and folk songs to the jumping Lotor Carnival in the same month with street food, shows and concerts and fireworks and performers galore. The beautiful Mimosa Festival pays homage to the fragrant blossom of the Mimosa with arts, theatre, music and dance in March. Summer gets underway in style with the Music of the Summer event in Budva. Lasting four months, this extravaganza of local music is a must visit.

The Kotor International Fashion Festival showcases the talents of local Balkan designers. In Augustle the Perast Music Festival and the Gornja Lastava Fiesta are dedicated to enjoyment through music of every possible genre, taste and style. Local towns and villages come to life with folk songs and dancing in the streets. As winter approaches, Christmas begins to see homes decorated with twinkling lights with even more fireworks, concerts and parties to see in the coming year. 

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