Tourists discover Montenegro’s charms
Tags: Adriatic, Bay of Kotor, Gatwick, Lustica, Montenegro
One of the last rainforests in Europe, epic mountains and idyllic rivers decorate the landscape of Montenegro, an often neglected holiday destination.
Nestled in the south of the Adriatic, the particularly welcoming tourist spot for families looks set to be discovered by more holidaymakers now that direct flights from Gatwick have been launched.
Along the Lustica peninsula there are child-friendly sandy beaches like Blue Horizons, bordered by cypress trees and with shallow water stretching 50ft out making it ideal for paddling.
In the Bay of Kotor, a favourite with those in the know, gentle waters lead into the Adriatic Sea and parents can enjoy the quaint ninth-century town while children play games in one of the many squares.
Kids can also enjoy a wealth of play parks, while the bargain ice creams will please the whole family.
And infrastructure is far from perfect; hiring a car is a must to get around in the region – and some of the some of the coastal roads in particular can feel a little narrow – though the charm of the place more than compensates for the minor flaws.
The warmth of the locals, the majestic natural vistas and the stunning weather mean heading to Montenegro this summer would herald an unforgettable experience.