Top Tips for Traveling to Montenegro

If you are heading to the beautiful Montenegro, here are some things you should know, to make your travel as enjoyable as possible:

#1 If you are planning to travel to Montenegro by airplane, you should know that there are 2 airports: Tivat Airport, which is located right next to the coastal city of Tivat, and Podgorica Airport, situated 11 km from the capital of Montenegro-Podgorica. (http://www.montenegroairports.com)

#2 Be careful when you are taking a taxi from the airport: make sure that the driver turns on a taximeter on time or, if you are more convenient, set up a fixed price with a driver. If you are taking a taxi from the Tivat Airport, a price for a drive to Tivat should not be more than 10 euros. If you are taking a taxi from the Podgorica Airport, a taxi drive to the center of the city should be around 5 euros. Also, make sure that the taxi has a company logo on it. If there are no taxis available near the airport, here are some taxi services numbers you can call: If you are in Tivat: 19729, 19777, 19565, 19503. If you are in Podgorica: 19709, 19711, 19700, 19704, 19705.

#3 Rent-a-car services are not so expensive in Montenegro and you can book your car online. An average price for a one whole day rent a car in Montenegro is around 20 euros, but it depends on a car you choose. You can choose your pickup location, the exact time of arrival and the type of a car you want. Here are some rent-a car-agencies you can check out:  http://www.navarentacar.com/ , http://www.perfectgroup.co.me, http://www.rentacarmontenegro.com/, https://www.sixt.co.uk/

#4 Best time to visit Montenegro: this country has a Mediterranean climate on the coast, with alpine conditions in the mountains. The average summer coastal temperature is 27°C (81°F), and this is during the peak touristic season (from July to August). In the North, the average summer temperature is 2°C (54°F). During the winter, the weather remains mild in the South, with the average daytime winter temperature being 7°C (44°F). Inland, however, there is substantial snowfall in the mountains, with the average daytime winter temperature in Kolašin hovering around 0°C (32°F). 

#5 Skip visiting the capital of Montenegro in the middle of the Summer: Podgorica has a very warm climate, known for its extremely hot summers: temperatures over 40 °C (104 °F) are common in July and August.

#6 The currency used in Montenegro is called Euro with an exchange rate of 1 USD = 0.94 Euro. You can exchange your money in any bank.

#7 If you want to arrange a hiking trip or if you would like to go sailing in the Bay of Kotor-there are many tourist agencies in each of those cities in Montenegro and you can find some incredible offers. They are very affordable.

#8 Although most of the people in Montenegro speak English, try to learn some of the Montenegrin words: the Montenegrins will appreciate it.

#9 Try the traditional Montenegrin food. You will notice how many differences there are between the food in different regions of Montenegro: The coastal area is traditionally a representative of Mediterranean cuisine, based on seafood, fresh tomatoes, and delicious olives, while the northern represents more the Oriental, spicy, meat based food with the incredible cheese selection.

#10 Try the wine but also the beer: There are many beautiful vineyards located in the southern and coastal regions of the country. Montenegrin wines are made from a wide range of grape varieties including Krstač, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Vranac. The most famous and most consumed beer in Montenegro is the beer from Trebjesa brewery called Nikšićko beer.

Published by Guidora Team

Guidora team is a bunch of experienced travellers who have been in the most amazing places on Earth..Practically everywhere, except for the North Pole and Antarctica (yet)! They always travel solo, with their friends and without organized groups, so the travel itineraries they design are full of useful tips on where to stay, what to do, how much it costs and how to make the most of your experience in a new place. The guides they design have only a single, perfect-made itinerary that will show you exactly what to do each hour of the day, so that you don't get lost in looking for information on the web for hours. It's like having your best friend with you, guiding you to the best things in every place and showing you around!

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