Black Mountain? What does that allude to, exactly? You may not be aware that Montenegro is known as the Black Mountain.
Do you know why Montenegro is known as the “Black Mountain”?
This little Balkan nation, which has stunning beaches and a rough interior, has a rich past that has influenced not just its people, culture, and scenery but also its name.
Imagine a country the size of Wales but also has a 100 km long coastline with emerald-blue waves, gorgeous mountains adjacent to deep gorges, elegant yet ancient architecture, and mouthwatering cuisine, all of which are surrounded by the Mediterranean climate. Yes, that is Montenegro.
Mountains make up the majority of Montenegro. It has been said that Montenegro would remain the largest country in the world even if it were to be flattened. These mountains create the ideal background for a photograph taken outside.
The little nation of Montenegro is nestled between the magnificent Dinaric Alps and the Adriatic Sea’s crystal-clear seas. The old cities, which are full of fascinating history and Venetian architecture, charming monasteries, and magnificent nature, will mesmerise you.
Get ready for a memorable trip across this Black Mountain.
One of Europe’s undiscovered gems, Montenegro, is growing in popularity these days. But what makes it so unique? Is a visit worthwhile?
What are the best things to do in Montenegro?
Explore the Biogradska Gora mountains and get lost
The environment of Biogradska Gora, one of Montenegro’s five national parks, comprises mountain ranges, glacial lakes, and lush forests.
The most well-known lake has clear water, and the surroundings are magnificent.
The Park’s two most well-liked summer activities are mountaineering and hiking. The ski course is also to the south of the park. Visiting high tops with land cruisers is expected during the summer. Fishing is allowed in lakes, and hunting is allowed outside of Category II areas. Another summer activity is picking raspberries and blackberries in the Category IV zone.
Discover Skadar Lake’s picture-perfect scenery
It is one of the most significant wetlands bird reserves in all of Europe and the largest lake in the Balkans. You may come across many wolf and fox species. A national park has protected it since 1983, and its highlights include towering mountains, illustrious towns and churches, and crystal-clear rivers.
These components combine in the Skadar viewpoint to provide a breathtaking, picture-perfect vista.
The Alps can be reached by visiting Durmitor National Park
The environment is covered in many glacial lakes, often known as “mountain eyes.” Despite various attractions, Durmitor is most well-known for the breathtaking canyons of the Draga, Susica, Komarnica, and Tara Rivers, with the latter standing out as Europe’s deepest valley. The excellent hiking, climbing, mountaineering, and canoeing options make Durmitor a well-liked tourist destination.
There are several mountains in Montenegro’s northern region, but Durmitor National Park should be noticed. It has 48 peaks, the highest of which is Bobotov Kuk.
The primary motive for visiting Montenegro
The majority of Montenegro is made up of mountains; where there are mountains, there are caves. There is one authorised cave that visitors may explore, and that is Lipa Cave. It is a relatively new cave. You could choose from a variety of tours.
Tara canyon – Second deepest canyon
The deepest canyon in Europe is Tara Canyon. This 78 km long, 1.300 m deep “tear of Europe,” as it is frequently referred to, is a major natural and tourist attraction in the area and across the entire country.
A once-in-a-lifetime adventure awaits you as you drift through Tears of Europe Rapids as you traverse the second-deepest canyon in the world and the deepest canyon in Europe.
The majestic Bridge is a distinctive sight that graces the River Tara, which partially flows through the Durmitor National Park.
The Ostrog Monastery
The Ostrog Monastery is among the most well-liked attractions in Danilovgrad. One of the holy sites in the Balkans that receives the most visitors is the monastery. This church is hidden inside the enormous rock known as Ostroka Greda. Over 300 years have passed since the construction of this Serbian monastery in the early 1700s. It’s beautiful that you can explore the area on foot, but walking is challenging. To enter and exit the mountain, you must climb many stairs.
The sun city of Montenegro
The “City of Sun,” Herceg Novi, situated at the base of Mount Orjen, would welcome you if you were to arrive by ship in the Bay of Kotor in Montenegro. Given its moniker for the abundance of sunny days it enjoys each year, Herceg Novi gets roughly 200 of them. The city’s exposure gives it a reasonably calm climate all year round, even in the colder winter months, making it ideal for exploration.
The Montenegrin natural environment is worth more investigation because it is still mostly undiscovered by us. But things might soon flip.