Montenegro Mini Guide
Montenegro is a small but beautiful country in the southern Balkans which gained independence from Serbia in 2006. Very little of it is at or near sea level and it is recognised as one of the most rugged countries in Europe. Much of the catchment area that feeds the source of the River Danube is found in Montenegro too. Outside of the capital, many of the towns and villages have changed little over the centuries and for rustic charm, Montenegro is hard to beat.
How to get to Montenegro?
The main airport in Montenegro, Podgorica Airport is still very small and is found just outside the capital. It accepts flights from only a handful of European destinations outside of the Balkan region but does include a daily Montenegro Airlines flight to London Gatwick. Flights also get to Podgorica from Paris, Vienna and Rome. Transport into the capital and indeed around the country is basic, including local buses and taxis. You can take a chance on a taxi or hire a car at Podgorica airport.
What should I do in Montenegro?
Montenegro is all about touring the country, experiencing the rich culture and the dramatic scenery. There’s the coastal strip, called the Riviera, which entices many tourists for its attractions that rival its neighbour Croatia’s. Inland you have soaring mountains dotted with monasteries and castles that seem to defy gravity including the most famous monastery in the Balkans, that of Ostrog.
We don’t believe that any other hire car companies go to the lengths we do to find you the lowest prices on car hire in Montenegro, and certainly none match our low prices with the demanding service standards we set. You’ll be able to choose from many makes of car hire in Montenegro, all latest models and comprehensively insured and you’ll also be able to pre-book them online to ensure your hire car in Montenegro is waiting for you when you visit.
- Montenegro was part of the Yugoslavia until 2006 when it declared independence
- Its name means ‘Black Mountain’ in Venetian Italian, the Montenegrin word for the country being Crna Gora
- The country was ruled by the Docleatae until Roman conquest in 9AD. Since then it has formed part of many empires