The stunning and unspoilt coastline of Montenegro is so much more than just a place to swim and sunbathe. Granted, we do love a spot of R&R, but the variety of activities on offer here are a reason why up and coming Montenegro just keeps on going up. The rugged coastline, lofty mountains and dramatic fjords provide a playground for the adventure seekers. Read on to discover our favourite things to do in Montenegro…

Bay of Kotor

Sail around the Bay of Kotor and take in the spectacular scenery: deep blue waters and green mountains, small fishing villages and Venetian palazzos. Discover Herceg Novi's rich cultural heritage, hike Kotor's Castle of San Giovanni for panoramic views and visit Our Lady of the Rocks - a tiny man-made island. For a real treat, dine on the edge of the Adriatic Sea in elegant and charming Perast.

Scuba diving is also very popular in Montenegro and the Bay of Kotor is a great place to learn with both beginner and advanced PADI courses available.

Visit Lake Skadar

Marvel at the wild wonder that is Lake Skadar, one of the largest freshwater lakes in Europe. Make the most of the watersports on offer, including waterskiing, canoeing or kayaking, or for those who would rather have a skipper than be one, private sailing boats do day trips around the island to admire the diverse flora and age-old fishing villages. Head for Perast and enjoy multiple swimming stops along the way, before returning via the stunning hidden coves that only locals know, all while enjoying entertaining stories from local guides.

Birdwatching is also a must - this being one of the largest bird reserves in Europe - as well as visiting the village of Virpazar to sample regional wines and traditional loza (grape brandy).

Tara Canyon

Situated in Durmitor National Park, the Tara River Canyon is the second largest canyon in the world, after the famous Grand Canyon. Embark on a river rafting expedition to witness the best views of this natural spectacle as you drift pass beautiful beaches, high cliffs and cool caves (over 80 in total). For a different view of the gorge, hike Mount Curevac for a panoramic perspective of the sensational surroundings. Sitting off the beaten track, this region is fantastic for hiking and horse riding, as well as mountain biking and paragliding along the coast for the real adrenaline junkies.

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