Montenegro is a tiny Balkan state with just 750,000 inhabitants, jostled by Albania, Bosnia, Croatia, Serbia and Kosovo. It is justly renowned for its exquisite mountain scenery and pristine Adriatic coastline. Cultural and architectural highlights include the walled Venetian city of Kotor (a UNESCO World Heritage site), and Perast, a striking village overlooking the fjord-like Bay of Kotor, memorably described by the poet Byron as “the most beautiful contact between earth and sea.” Montenegro has two international airports at Tivat and Podgorica. For anyone planning a trip to Croatia or Slovenia, a side trip to Montenegro should be mandatory.
CLIMATE: After a chilly and rainy winter, spring comes to Montenegro at the beginning of May. The Adriatic Sea is warm enough for swimming by mid-June. Summers are hot and sunny.
CURRENCY: Euro (€). Fluctuating rate valued at €1.00 = US$1.30 as of December 2012.
U.S. EMBASSY: Podgorica, Tel. (20) 410-500.
DIRECT DIAL CODES: To phone hotels in Montenegro, dial 011 (international access) + 382 (Montenegro code) + city code and local numbers in listings.
Aman Sveti Stefan
Unique resort comprising the offshore islet of Sveti Stefan, a one-time fishing village now an enclave of 50 rooms, cottages and suites.