Quickly becoming a sought-after yachting destination, Montenegro’s 295km coastline is jam packed with white sandy beaches, set against a majestic backdrop of towering cliff-faces and medieval villages. It offers three main sailing regions – Tivat, Kotor and Budva. And with their largely untouched coastline, beautiful towns, seabed littered with shipwrecks, secluded coves and calm waters, these sailing grounds are some of Europe’s best. Montenegro’s charm isn’t limited to the coast. Onshore, you’ll find a stunning landscape of glacial lakes, dark forests and deep gorges. Monasteries sit above rivers, stone buildings with terracotta rooftops and Baroque palaces line waterfronts and boutique wineries perch high above the coast. Plus, given its proximity to Croatia, it provides an opportunity to include the Croatian peninsula in your yachting itinerary.
Highlights of a charter in Montenegro
- Pull into the magnificent walled town of Kotor, hidden away at the end of the fjord. Take in the sights and sounds of this enchanting coastal town before checking out one of its Romanesque churches.
- Not far from Kotor, cruise into the deliriously beautiful town of Perast. Take a morning walk along the shore and marvel at the mirror image of the town’s spires and bell towers reflected in the fjord.
- Indulge in award-winning wine at Savina Winery in Herceg Novi, which offers jaw-dropping views across the vineyards and down to the sea.
- Watch flamingos gather in their thousands against a backdrop of Montenegro’s misty mountains at Salinas near the town of Ulcinj.
- Continue to Ulcinj and soak up the sun at the popular Long Beach with its umbrella-lined bay and lively beach cafes with ancient olive trees.
- Take in the view of one of Eastern Europe’s most photographed locations as you cruise toward the jumble of terracotta roofs and stone cottages on Sveti Stefan – a tiny walled village with fairy-tale-like surroundings.
- Enjoy Montenegro’s summer Sea Dancer Festival at Jaz Beach in Budva, a live music concert described by Forbes as one of Europe’s top summer festivals.
- Try an easily accessible inland adventure like white water rafting along the Tara River Canyon in Durmitor National Park, or hike to the Monastery of Ostrog, built into a 900m sheer cliff-face.
- Go diving off the coast of Herceg Novi (at the mouth of the Bay of Kotor) where you can explore the Tihany Wreck, an old cargo steamship surrounded by ceramic remnants of ancient shipwrecks.
- Pull into Porto Montenegro, the largest natural harbour in the Eastern Mediterranean and a UNESCO World Heritage site and indulge in some retail therapy including sought-after designer labels and luxury brands.
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