Top 5 spots to explore during a Montenegro yacht charter

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Welcome aboard your rental yacht and welcome to Montenegro!  Although small in size, this country never ceases to enchant us with its splendour and abounds in natural wonders: wild coastlines, fortified historic towns, Venetian architecture, UNESCO classified sites, mystical islands and the royal blue of the Adriatic Sea as the backdrop. Until a few years ago, Montenegro was totally underrated, but it is now fast gaining popularity among travellers from all over the world. Some of the country's most beautiful cities are located by the sea, so you can stop by during your Montenegro yacht charter. In addition to the beauty of the country, expect a warm welcome from the locals and a few extra kilos to bring home because yes, the local cuisine is absolutely delicious! In this article, our yacht charter experts introduce 5 remarkable sites to explore during your cruise in Montenegro.

Top 5 spots to explore during a Montenegro yacht charter

KOTOR

 

The coastal town of Kotor is an essential stopover when renting a yacht in Montenegro. Nestled between the mountains and the sea, Kotor is a city of character. Its historic centre is absolutely charming and its port is very lively. Kotor Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the largest natural harbour in the eastern Mediterranean and the southernmost fjord in Europe. The old town of Kotor, with its open-air museum atmosphere, is also listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Surrounded by ramparts, it features beautiful medieval architecture, numerous churches, picturesque old squares and sumptuous palaces of Venetian inspiration. Kotor is a city of contrasts and you will also find a multitude of restaurants and shops. Beware, in summer, Kotor attracts many tourists and especially cruise ships.

Don’t miss

  • Strolling through the alleys of the old town
  • Hiking up to the fortress and admiring a spectacular panorama of Kotor Bay
  • Exploring the maritime museum
  • Trying local seafood prepared with a modern touch at waterfront Galion restaurant
Top 5 spots to explore during a Montenegro yacht charter

PERAST

Located in the heart of Kotor Bay, Perast is one of Montenegro's most charming coastal cities. Far from the frenetic pace of Kotor, Perast has about 500 inhabitants who lead a peaceful life there. Perast's picturesque beauty comes from both the splendour of its buildings and its unique location. Once the seat of the region's rulers, there are many stone palaces that reflect the glory of the past. If there is only one street in Perast, there are no less than 16 churches! Two islets face Perast, one with a 15th century Roman Catholic church " Our Lady of the Rocks " and the other with a 9th century Benedictine monastery " Saint-George ".

Don’t miss
  • Visiting the island of Our Lady of the Rocks and admiring the paintings
  • Enjoying seafood at the waterfront restaurant of Hotel Conte
  • Making your way to Saint-Nikola Church for panorama views of the town and the sea
Top 5 spots to explore during a Montenegro yacht charter

SVETI STEFAN

Once a small fishing village, the islet of Sveti Stefan was transformed into an island-hotel in the 1950s. Until the 1980s, it was a refuge for many movie stars such as Elizabeth Taylor or Sophia Loren. Since 2008, Sveti Stefan has belonged exclusively to the Aman Resorts hotel group. If the surroundings are restricted to hotel residents, it is however possible to access the area by booking a table in one of the restaurants. This tiny islet, which looks like a fortress, is connected to the continent by a very narrow strip of land. The scenery is quite like a postcard: a tangle of stone buildings with red roofs, a superb pink sandy beach, with the turquoise waters of the Adriatic in the background.

Don’t miss
  • Taking pictures of this Montenegrin postcard landscape
  • Booking dinner at the Arva restaurant on the island
Top 5 spots to explore during a Montenegro yacht charter

TIVAT

Located on a superb peninsula at the foot of Mont Vrmac, Tivat was once a saline production centre and a strategic naval base. Today Tivat attracts the international jet-set with its stunning marina that welcomes some of the largest superyachts in the world. The complex, which required an investment of several million euros, has nothing to envy to the most beautiful ports of the Mediterranean. Forget St Tropez, Porto Cervo and Portofino, all eyes are now on Porto Montenegro.

Don’t miss
  • Visiting the Naval Heritage Collection Museum
  • Indulging in a spa treatment at the The Regent Boutique Hotel
Top 5 spots to explore during a Montenegro yacht charter

BUDVA

Your stopover in Budva will undoubtedly be one of the highlights of your yacht charter in Montenegro. With its gorgeous citadel, vibrant nightlife and miles of beaches, Budva is one of the most popular resorts in the country and billed as the “local Miami”.  The fortified old town of Budva is one of the oldest sites on the Adriatic coast. There you will find charming cafés, some shops and museums. Be careful, in summer, Budva is one of the busiest cities in the country and you may therefore suffer from mass tourism.

Don’t miss
  • Getting lost in the narrow streets of the medieval old town
  • Partying all night long in one of the city's clubs
  • Spotting deer on neighbouring island Sveti Nikola
 
As you will have understood, Montenegro offers opportunities for everyone. History lovers will find their pleasure in the many old towns and museums. If you prefer nature, discover the wild islands and the numerous beaches. Finally, the sportiest of the guests will enjoy the water sports offered by your rental yacht and the many opportunities for outdoor adventure. Ready to discover Montenegro’s many charms? Contact our yacht specialists today and start organising your custom yacht rental.