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Posts Tagged ‘Montenegro’

Photo of the Week: Night Falls over the Harbour, Kotor, Montenegro

  • Galion Restaurant (Photo) Slavica Vukčević (Text)
  • 31 July 2011

The coastal city of Kotor, Montenegro is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, it has a unique character that has been determined by its history, it was always a place of mixture and it is visible at the first glance: western European and Byzantine style are reflected even in the building blocks themselves with the varying textures and marble hues.

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Raw Nature Revealed in Montenegro: Podgorica Ecotourism

  • Samantha Libby
  • 12 July 2011

Set against the deep blue waters of the Adriatic Sea, Podgorica, Montenegro, is home to some of the most stunning gorges, peaks, rivers and valleys in Europe, if not the world. Even better, thanks to its relative distance from the tourist track, its centuries-old culture and traditions have remained largely intact.

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Budva Beach Escapes in Historic Montenegro

  • Samantha Libby
  • 1 June 2011

Budva, Montenegro is much more than an average beach escape. With its centuries-old architecture, exceptional natural scenery and exciting entertainment, this getaway is the newest ‘it’ spot. Budva is one of those rare gems that offer true cultural immersion away from the standard tourist trail. The city’s classic summer vibe, music festivals, impromptu theatre, beach parties and more make Budva a must-see destination in the heart of the Balkans.

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In Praise of Wild Beauty in Montenegro

  • Ethan Gelber
  • 11 February 2011

“Just like in childhood memories in which reality seems to shine with living colours,” says the website of Montenegro Adventures, a well-respected tour operator, “Montenegro is a land of contrasts and natural beauty… a fascinating combination in which the tiny and the grandiose are tangled.” Apparently, that same website has been instrumental in capturing some of the same sense brilliance in “this small but fabulous destination.” Late last year, it was awarded the country’s Wild Beauty Award 2010 for Best Tourism Website.

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Ten More #whltravel Tweeps Tweeting

  • Ethan Gelber (@thetravelword)
  • 26 March 2010

Inspired by Make Travel Fair’s 10 #whltravel Tweeps Twittering, which was in turn inspired by the 10 #Travel Tweeps Twittering post published on Matador’s Travelers Notebook, here are another 10 pictures of twitter users from the WHL Group.

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Rediscovering the Cultural Treasures of Old Royal Montenegro

  • Ethan Gelber
  • 9 January 2010

Until not that long ago – only about 100 years – the whole of Montenegro was still a tribal society with groups of families united by clan and living in regions called nahijas. The oldest historical part of Montenegro, today referred to as Old Royal Montenegro, which was independent for centuries, was split into four…

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Tourism in the Balkans Takes a Giant Leap Forward

  • whl.travel
  • 9 December 2009

Situated in the southeastern Europe, the Balkans is fast becoming one of the most popular destinations for intrepid travellers. Following the successful completion of a Balkan Hotel Market Access Program, independent travellers plan tourism in the Balkans can now research, plan and book their trips online through locally owned and operated travel websites.

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Meander Through Montenegro – Guided or On Your Own

  • Christina Heyniger
  • 30 August 2009

This article was first published by our friends at Off the Radar, who have agreed to its republication here. View the original article on their blog. The tourism scene in Montenegro is still mainly focused on the country’s gorgeous coastline, where boats and beachgoers flock to the sparkling Adriatic Sea. But the government is now…

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Summer in the Balkans: Keeping Montenegro Pristine

  • Ethan Gelber
  • 10 June 2009

I’m always favourably surprised by how many people have heard of Montenegro. For such a Lilliputian nation, it seems to have outsized celebrity, although, sadly, still seldom as a place worthy of holiday consideration. Having been an attractive vacation retreat as recently as the 1980s, Montenegro until just a few years ago had fallen off the radar as a tourist destination for anyone outside the region.

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