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Welcome to Montenegro

Information & Facts

Attraction Overview

If you like the sea, then one of the top choice attractions n Montenegro is the Blue Grotto. To be able to see this cave, you will be able to hire either a boat tour or a Kayaking tour to take you. The cave is 9 meters high and has a mesmerizing effect of the light reflecting through the clear waters and the guides will allow you to take a swim while you enjoy the views. 

If you will be traveling with the kids, get JiveHippo.travel to book your holiday now and take them to the fantastic Mercur restaurant i Budva. This restaurant is very low priced, and sits in a beautiful green oasis, which is inhabited with peacocks, deer and goats. The kids will enjoy the fun park, while you are able to relax and enjoy, the amazing menu of grilled and baked ispod sac, local meats, spicy soups and local seafood.

Built between 1970 and 1974, on the second highest peak of Jezerski Vrh you will find Lovcen´s start attraction, Njegos Mausoleum. The tomb of Montenegro´s greatest hero lies at the top of 461 steps, guarded by two granite giantesses. Have fun dressing up in folk costumes and having photos taken by the photographer that stands at the entrance, in front of the dramatic circular viewing platform and its spectacular views.

Climate

Being on the coast of the Mediterranean, Montenegro has warm and sunny summers, that is tempered by the breeze and mild but rainy autumns, winters and springs.

September through to April is known for the rainiest months of the year.

As you move inland and get to a higher altitude, you will find the weather more continental and colder.

Duty Free

Without paying duty, you will be able to bring into Montenegro; 200 cigarettes, or 250g of tobacco, 1 liter of wine and 750 ml of spirits, perfume for personal use and other personal items.

Getting Around

Montenegro´s local train system does not cover much ground, unlike Western Europe. The lines are known to be non efficient and unsafe, and most visitors only use the trains if they are heading to the mountains. They are pretty pointless if you are staying around the seaside area.

One type of transport that are not of the best condition, but certainly more reliable are the buses. The bus stations are not very big and the time tables are simple to read. The buses are cheap and run from €5 to €10 for any two to five hour journey.

Taxi drivers are best to be avoided. They will charge high prices for small journeys.

Health

Britain and Montenegro have a reciprocal heath care agreement. If there is an urgent case where you may need medical attention then this agreement allows you to have free treatment.

If you need medical attention on a non urgent case then payment may be required in cash to the health institution.

Always make sure that you have adequate health insurance and accessible funds to be able to cover any costs of needed treatment.

Language

In the past, Montenegro´s population declared Serbian as their native language. After time the official language is now Montenegrin.

Technically Serbian and Montenegrin are the same language, which is a dialect or Serbo-Croatian.

The Montenegrin language is written in Latin and Cyrillic alphabets.

Money

The official currency of Montenegro is the Euro (€).

You will be able to use your credit cards throughout the country.

If you are traveling from Northern Ireland or Scotland please be aware that Irish and Scottish notes can not be exchanged as they are not accepted in the banks of Montenegro.

Safety

Be aware in pick pockets in the main towns, tourist hot spots, beaches, airports and public transport systems. 

Crime levels are very rare, however as like anywhere in the world crime occurs.

If you are going to be driving around Montenegro then be aware of the road conditions, they are very poor, especially in rural areas and especially after the winter months.

Time

Montenegro are under the Central European Time Zone (UTC01:00).

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