After working long hours in the office during the peaks of summer, it was finally time to go on holiday in September! Christiaan and I jetted off to Montenegro to explore its many elements it has to offer.
Montenegro is not a very common holiday destination here… It’s unbelievable how many people actually asked us how the heck we came up with this idea. Of course, there will be following lots of separate blog posts about our trip, but I can tell you this right away: it is beyond beautiful!
We took a flight from Amsterdam to Dubrovnik (Croatia), picked up our rental car and drove to our apartment in Herceg Novi, Montenegro. We were going to stay in the area for 16 days and we wanted to see as much as possible! But we also had to make sure that we’d put some relaxation days in between the busy days too. Something we forgot to do when we were on Sicily last year and came back just a little bit exhausted.
We really crossed so many things off our ‘Montenegro-bucket-list’, and still, after 16 days, we wanted to stay even longer. The Adriatic Sea, the Bay of Kotor, the Venetian influences in the architecture, ancient towns, delicious food, the pristine clear waters, friendly inhabitants, the unspoiled nature, the glorious mountains, and so on… You can not imagine that everything fits in that country.
When we drove from the Croatian border to Montenegro after our flight landed, the first thing we noticed was that – even in September – the forests and trees were still so green! Prepare yourself to stop multiple times along the road when you’re driving through Montenegro, the different landscapes are magnificent.
Besides globetrotting through Montenegro, we also visited stari grad (this means old town) Dubrovnik in Croatia. I wrote a complete city guide on Dubrovnik here. I can’t wait to share all the beautiful stories, tips and photos with you all from our recent trip!
Have you ever been to Montenegro? What do you think of it as a holiday destination after you’ve seen these snippets of it?