When I was in Dubrovnik, the closeness of Bosnia and Montenegro was too tempting for me not to go visit one of these countries, and check another country off my European bucket list. I decided on Montenegro because Herceg Novi looked like a cute little coastal town.
There are coach buses you can buy at the Dubrovnik coach station directly to Herceg Novi. While the trip itself is only about an hour, because Montenegro isn’t part of the EU (yet!), be prepared for multiple passport checks!
Herceg Novi is also really small (you can walk the entire “city centre” in about 10 minutes), but at the same time, it is a cute little place with a beach. Me and the bf only took a day trip here, but that’s plenty of time to see everything Herceg Novi has to offer. If we had more time, I would’ve loved to continue traveling onto Kotor, but well, that’ll be for another adventure!
Now on to some pictures and some fun facts about Monetenegro!
One thing we didn’t know until we got there is that they use the euro!
The name Montenegro comes from the Italian translation of Monte Negro, which means “black mountain” (I didn’t see a single black mountain though!)
Montenegro has 117 beaches along the coast…no wonder it’s slowly becoming a popular vacation hotspot! Currently, about 1.2 million people travel to Montenegro every year.
It’s a relatively new country as they only declared their independence in 2006!
Their official languages are Serbian, Bosnian, Albanian and Croatian.
It’s home to about 600,000 people.
Have you guys been to Montenegro? What did you guys think of this relatively new country?