Montenegro is a Balkan country in South Eastern Europe. It has a coast on the Adriatic Sea to the south-west Italy by the sea and bounded on the west by Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina to the northwest, Serbia to the northeast, in eastern Kosovo and Albania to the southeast. Its total area is only 5,019 square miles. Its capital and largest city is Podgorica. Montenegro is divided into 21 municipalities and two urban municipalities, subdivisions of Podgorica municipality. Montenegro is an independent and sovereign Republic. The President of Montenegro is the head of state. The Government of Montenegro is headed by the Prime Minister.
The turbulent history of this small country has many historical monuments left behind. In many cities in the Montenegrin there is architecture from different periods. The old town of Kotor is one of the best preserved medieval cities of southern Europe. The asymmetric structure of the many narrow streets and squares, combined with valuable monuments of medieval structure, have ensured that Kotor was placed on UNESCO’s World Heritage list. The old city walls around and above the city have made Kotor’s old city was protected.
The official residence of the President of Montenegro is located in Cetinje, the secondary and historical capital of Montenegro. The Cetinje Monastery is the most famous Serb Orthodox monastery in Montenegro, a center of historical and cultural importance. In the middle of the monastery is a church dedicated to the birth of the Virgin, in this church are the works of Greek artists available from mid 1900. Access to the monastery is free, but there are dress codes. For men, the arms and breasts covered, women should minimize skin visible.
A traditional form of cooking in Montenegro is ispod, means under the coal, in a pan known as Sac. Montenegrins often eat meat, but also carp, trout and eel. The real national drink is Rakia, a white grape brandy.
In 2006, called the World Travel and Tourism Council, Montenegrointo “world’s fastest growing travel and tourism industry”. Proof of this appointment is clearly visible in the rapidly expanding construction along the 300 km long picturesque coastline. There are many contrasts in Montenegro, it is a country with much natural beauty. The Adriatic sea is clean and clear and the sand beaches are combined with those of stones or bricks, there are unique places. Sometimes with a wide view of the open sea, in the other its secluded bays, some have all the accessories for a pleasant stay, while others are wild and isolated intact, sometimes only accessible by boat. Montenegro has good opportunities for hiking and trekking, there are varied routes from easy to challenging. The Durmitor massif has numerous peaks over 7216 feet, accessible without the use of special equipment. Other activities are skiing, hiking, hunting, fishing, windsurfing, scuba diving and wild water rafting.
The citizens of the EU Schengen countries, Andorra, Australia, Israel, Canada, Korea, Lichtenstein, Monaco, Norway, New Zealand, San Marino, Singapore, the United States of America, Switzerland and the representatives of Vatican may enter and stay within the territory of Montenegro up to 90 days and may visit Montenegro on the basis of a valid travel document. Visitors of other countries are advised to request a visa at the Embassy or Consulate.