Montenegro is a Balkan country with rugged mountains, medieval villages and a narrow strip of beaches along its Adriatic coastline. The Bay of Kotor, resembling a fjord, is dotted with coastal churches and fortified towns such as Kotor and Herceg Novi. Durmitor National Park, home to bears and wolves, encompasses limestone peaks, glacial lakes and 1,300m-deep Tara River Canyon.
We visited Montenegro in September 2017 while we were visiting Croatia. We sailed across the Bay of Kotor, explored the city of Kotor, a UNESCO-protected town, and its city walls and the Cathedral of St. Typhon. After, we explored the town of Budva, a medieval town with stone walls, beaches and religious sites.