“Black” mountains, blue sea, green alpine meadows, awe-inspiring canyons, idyllic lakes.
It is certainly one of the most interesting spots in the world - a south European and a Mediterranean country. Montenegro is one of the most southern European states and faces the south part of the Adriatic Sea.
About 500km from Rome, 1.500km from Paris and Berlin, and about 2.000km west from Moscow, Montenegro lies on the Balkan Peninsula in the very heart of Europe.
The part of the Adriatic belonging to Montenegro lays between Croatia in the north-west and Albania in the south-east. This geographic position makes Montenegro perfect for sailing because you can reach it in a just an hour with a speed boat from Dubrovnik, Croatia or 4 hours from Italian coast.Is the member of the UN, OESCE, European Councel and Mediterranean Union.
Montenegro is one of Europe's hidden secrets, but that could be all about to change. The country became the world's newest sovereign state in 2006 when its population voted for independence. Now this tiny republic plans to put itself firmly back on the map.
Is one single day the visitors may relax on one of 117 beaches along the Adriatic coast, wander through the Old Towns of Budva, Kotor or Bar, have lunch while listening to the birds singing by the Skadar lake, climb the peaks of Durmitor National Park, raft down Europe's deepest canyon, explore Europe's last virgin forest or sail into the continent's southernmost fjord.
CKB (Crnogorska komercijalna banka) - www.ckb.me
Podgorička banka Societe Generale Group - www.societegenerale.me
Prva banka - www.prvabankacg.com
Hipotekarna banka - www.hb.co.me
Addiko banka - www.addiko.me
Invest banka Montenegro - www.invest-banka.com
Komercijalna banka - www.kombankbd.com
Erste banka - www.erstebank.me
Credit cards - which you can use in Montenegro: Visa, Visa Electron, MasterCard, Maestro, American Express, Diners. The largest number of catering establishments, restaurants, hotels, bars, gas stations, food store and consumer goods allow credit card. In every city there are ATMs where you can withdraw money.
Working time: The usual working time of shops is 09:00 to 21:00 hours.
Food shops are 06:00 to 21:00 hours. In the tourist areas, during the summer tourist season, almost all the shops are open until 24h.
Opening hours of Post offices and Banks
The largest number of the post offices opens from 08:00 to 20:00 h. During the summer, on the coast and more, banks are open from 08:00 to 20:00 h.
First January - New Year
7th January - Christmas
First May - International Labour Day
21st May - Day of independence of Montenegro
13th July - Independence Day of Montenegro
Christmas, Easter and Eid.
All Events in Montenegro are celebrated two days, and days off are the main religious holidays.
Up to 90 days is possible to stay in Montenegro with and without visas. A visa is not required nationals of the EU, the U.S., Russia, Japan and Israel, as well as neighboring countries.
By air: Airport Podgorica (TGD) and Tivat Airport (TIV) - www.montenegroairports.com
Road: with Serbia (Rance, Čemerno, Dobrakovo, Kula, Draženovac, Wolf), Albania (Božaj, Sukobin potter), with BH (DOIT, Ilino hill Vraćenovići, Krstac, Nudo, Scepan field, Metaljka, Sula) with Croatia (Thick hill mare)
Rail: with Serbia and Albania (Tuzi)
Maritime: Port of Bar, Budva, Kotor, Zelenika, Risan
Registration of stay
All foreign nationals without permanent residence are required to register their police stay and change of address within 24 hours of arrival. If you are staying in a hotel or private accommodation, it will be done for you on the site. More on www.mip.gov.me
Crossing the border outside border crossings
If you are planning a hiking tour that includes crossing the border outside border crossings (eg. the Prokletije, Hajla, Ljubišnja, stone Gori, Maglic Orjen ...) it is necessary to respect the legal procedure.
It is necessary to send the request to the competent institution or the border police to get out of the country. Border police out of the country will take all necessary measures to ensure your smooth transition.
When planning the exit from the border of Montenegro by official border crossings, make a request of the Border Police, which is responsible for the region (contact in the appendix) and they will provide you with timely feedback. Competent organizational unit of the Border Police, in cooperation with the Border Police neighboring countries, provide all necessary conditions for your smooth and safe transition and how you know.