One could almost mistake the mystical, alluring beauty of the UNESCO listed Bay of Kotor for a fjord, somewhere in Scandinavia. Steep, sheer mountains surround a chasm of glistening waters dotted with islands, with picturesque towns sitting on the margins of the coastline. Enchanting visitors for years, Montenegro’s coastline by the Adriatic Sea has long been celebrated for its natural beauty. Over the past years, the Pearl of the Mediterranean has emerged as the latest yachting hotspot, following its luxury makeover. Best explored via sea, a Montenegro yacht charter will leave visitors mesmerised by its natural and historical wonders despite being of the smallest countries in Europe. Featuring countless natural harbours, favourable weather conditions and stunning landscapes, Montenegro is also home to several state-of-the-art marinas, including Porto Montenegro, offering everything visitors could want or need during a luxury yacht.
Another little known fact of Montenegro is that it boasts some of the most breathtaking beaches in the Med. From secluded pebbled beaches to bustling golden sands, visitors can experience it all during a Montenegro yacht charter. The small island of Sveti Stefan, favoured by both Marilyn Monroe and Queen Marija Karađorđević, of Yugoslavia, is known for its spectacular white sand beaches, pebbled beaches, and well as pink sanded beaches surrounded by azure waters. Overlooked by the former summer residence of the Queen, Villa Miločer, which has been transformed into a summer luxury resort, visitors can also indulge in the healing power of water at the renowned Aman Sveti Stefan spa.
Aside from its plentiful beaches, Montenegro offers a rich tapestry of history and culture. The birthplace of folklore and legends, the ancient seaside town of Budva is home to many historical sites and thriving nightlife. Wandering through the winding streets of its Old Town, a former medieval fortress that houses colourful restaurants, quaint houses, and boutiques, will leave one curious to learn more about the country’s past. Visitors will be enthralled walking along the weathered Venetian streets and stone walls as they explore the Citadel, the Church of Santa Maria that dates back to the 9th century and the Roman baths. After the sunsets, the streets, restaurants and bars and beach clubs spring to life, with many locals and visitors enjoying a vibrant nightlife filled with live music ranging from the Rolling Stones to Madonna.
Naturally, the town of Kotor, known for its well preserved medieval architecture and the glass-still waters of the Bay of Kotor, remain two of the main attractions in Montenegro and cannot be missed. Visitors are sure to love trekking up the small wall which leads up the mountain from the city walls to enjoy a magical view of the town and bay. The local cuisine will astound any visitor. The five-star restaurant Galion is located near the waterfront by the Old Town of Kotor, and Mudra Art Cuisine is among the most celebrated fine-dining options. Over in Tivat, visitors will enjoy the delicious meals and warm atmosphere at Roberto Mare.
No matter what one seeks to experience during their yacht charter, all their exceptions will be met and exceeded during a Montenegro yacht charter.
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