This small Balkan country, positioned on the eastern coast of the Adriatic Sea, is often overlooked by tourists for more popular destinations like Croatia or Italy. However, Montenegro is all the better for it, staying authentic and original as a result.
This hidden gem is one of the world’s youngest countries, as Montenegro gained independence in 2006. It has a rich history, at times being part of the Republic of Venice, the Ottoman Empire, and Serbia. The beautiful Venetian-style architecture is visible throughout the country, especially in the coastal towns of Kotor and Perast. The historic old town of Kotor is a World Heritage Site and is home to several stunning landmarks, including the Cathedral of Saint Tryphon and the Maritime Museum. Meanwhile, Perast is a charming seaside village known for its beautiful churches, palaces, and picturesque setting. If exploring the beautiful architecture in a picturesque seaside town sounds like heaven, then you can’t find a better location than Montenegro.