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Montenegro

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Nestled in the heart of Europe and the Mediterranean, Montenegro is a part of the Adriatic coast, in the southwest region of the Balkans. The country shares borders with Croatia, Serbia, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Italy is to the West, across the Adriatic Sea.

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Climate and weather

The climate is warm, dry, and sunny, with over 270 sunny days every year. High mountains shelter the coastal region from cold inland winds. The average temperature on the coast during summer is 23°C, while in winter it is about 10°C. Hot days with temperatures over 30°C are most common in July. The sea temperature is approximately 25°C in summer and never below 18°C during the mid-season (May and October).
Winter on the coast in Montenegro is mild, often sunny with only occasional rains. Snow and cold rule in the mountains: during winter, temperatures here can drop down to – 10°C/15°C. This creates great conditions for snow sports – skiing and snowboarding.

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How to get here

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By air: Podgorica Airport (TGD) and Tivat Airport (TIV) - www.montenegroairports.com
By road: European routes E65, E80, E762, E763, and E851 pass through the country.
By railway: There is regular passenger train service from Subotica through Novi Sad and Belgrade. The train goes through Bijelo Polje, Kolasin, Podgorica, and arrives at Bar, Montenegro's main seaport.
By sea: Port Bar, Port Budva, Port Kotor, Port Zelenika, and Port Risan

Visa

Citizens of the following states may enter, pass through, and stay in Montenegro for up to 90 days with a valid travel document without a visa: All European Union countries, Andorra, Argentina, Aruba, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bermuda, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Guatemala, Honduras, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Republic of Korea, Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Nicaragua, New Zealand, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Romania, Russia, El Salvador, San Marino, Seychelles, Singapore, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, Uruguay, The United States of America, and Venezuela.
Nationals of other countries must apply for visa.

Working Hours

Standard working hours are from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m.
During the high season, most shops and restaurants stay open until  late at night.
Banks are open from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m.

Public holidays

January 1st – New Year
January 7th – Christmas
May 1st – International Labor Day
May 21st – Montenegro Independence Day
July 13th – Montenegro Statehood Day

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Cuisine

Montenegro's cuisine especially long the coast is a Mediterranean cuisine with a distinctive Italian influence: various kinds of fish, seafood, and vegetable dishes. Continental cuisine offers many different meat dishes, as well as variety of cheeses, potatoes and beans, river and lake fish.
Smoked ham – Njeguski prsut – holds a special place on the local menu and will be offered to you in every restaurant.
Rich sunshine and gentle breezes create great conditions for winemaking. In Montenegro you can taste the local Vranac and Krstaac wines, as well as classic Merlot, Cabernet, Chardonnay, and Sauvignon.

Tips

Tips are given to waiters, taxi drivers, porters and other hotel staff. Usually tips are 10% of the total of the bill.

More information about the country can be found on the official website of the National Tourism Organization of Montenegro

www.montenegro.travel

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