On our side of the Sahara, we are already savoring winter. That cool breeze that comes as the mercury dips is our winter and we love it! But in as much as some of you have been looking forward to this winter, others prefer a whiter winter, hence their need to travel to someplace pretty cold, like say, Montenegro. Have you been there? No? Neither have I; but I have put together (not many), just 10 reasons why you should visit Montenegro aka the ‘Black Mountain’ through Porto Montenegro.
Porto Montenegro, which is a glamorous superyacht marina, lies on the shores of the Adriatic on the UNESCO protected Boka Bay, which is considered a year-round destination. And as winter approaches, look no further than these 10 reasons to visit Montenegro through Porto Montenegro, an undiscovered gem where east Europe meets west.
Visit Montenegro Through Porto Montenegro
Winter Escape Experience with Porto Montenegro and Regent
This winter, Regent Hotel, and Porto Montenegro village have teamed up to offer you the perfect combination of a frosty day. From luxury accommodation to shopping and spa facilities and delicious food, there’ll be plenty of reasons to keep out of the cold.
Skiing in Kolasin
This hidden gem nestled in the mountains of northern Montenegro will rival Switzerland, France, and Italy for winter skiing. Aside from the breath-taking views, Kolasin is home to some of the freshest powder out there. Not to mention, the new Four Points by Sheraton with spa will add a dash of luxury to a busy day on the slopes.
Off-road Jeep Tour
Fewer things are more exhilarating than going off-road in a Jeep, and with flexible arrangements to suit one-day or multiple-day tours, you can choose an experience that works for you. But be warned – off-roading is not for the faint-hearted! The icy conditions of the Montenegrin winter can raise hairs on the most experienced adrenaline junkie.
Montenegro’s many towns and settlements are home to some of the quaintest of markets; from Christmas markets offering stunning trinkets and decorations purchases, to farmers’ markets boasting the freshest and tastiest Mediterranean produce, a day trip to the local bazaar will offer you a culturally enriched experience. Breads, honey, and cured meats are among the best buys.
Helicopter Tour Over the Snowy Peaks
If trekking through the snow is not quite for you, why not enjoy the sights from the warmth and comfort of a helicopter? Get a bird’s eye view of this stunning country and its rich historical and geographical landscape.
Winter Carnival in Kotor
Kotor’s winter carnival takes place each February, celebrating the culture and art scene in the region. For the last five years, people of all ages and backgrounds who visit Montenegro have gathered to immerse themselves in the artistic buzz that this carnival has to offer; a must visit.
Very similar to quad biking in the summer but with a blanket of snow and incredibly invigorating. This is a fun activity for the entire family to enjoy, not to mention a practical way to get around and absorb the scenery.
Take a hike through the snowy mountain tops and capture moments that even your Instagram filter would struggle to compete with. Just remember to dress for the occasion and fill your backpack with Montenegrin hot chocolate or traditional rakia to help keep you warm in the crisp mountain air.
New Year Spectacular
Each year, Montenegro’s top clubs and hotels throw the most memorable New Year’s parties. If you’re looking for a sophisticated and charming way to see in the New Year, look towards, Hilton, Splendid, and Regent. If you want to dance the night away and party hard, Ibiza style, Top Hill, and Maximus are definitely the way to go.
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Unlike most of Western Europe, Montenegro is relatively untouched, making it the perfect destination for a true and authentic travel experience, particularly in winter. Get a flavor of the country’s Venetian coastline or, for a more south Slavic ethno vibe, head further north. Winter is a great time to have a coffee with locals, hear their stories, and experience the slow and relaxed pace of Montenegrin life.
Well, do you need any more convincing to visit Montenegro? I don’t think so. And neither do I. That’s why I’ve added Porto Montenegro on my bucket list (hold my glass as I pack).