MonteNegro - natural wonder
On the Balkans, there is an ancient legend that when God created the Earth,
he accidentally fell a precious stone, but the Creator did not notice it.
It is at this place that Montenegro, known for its unique nature, is now located.
It would seem that, as in such a small country, there can be such a concentration of natural resources:
the stunning Adriatic coastline and the mountain tops hovering in the clouds, narrow canyons of rivers
and lakes with the clearest transparent water framed by relic forests.
In Montenegro, the most southern fjord in Europe is located – Boko-Koto Bay,
which is considered one of the most beautiful bays in the world.
The sea in this place deeply cuts into the mountains.
Medieval towns and fishing villages, like a necklace, surround the purest waters of the bay,
in which impregnable rocks are reflected, and the main jewel of this necklace is the Venetian Kotor.
And at the very entrance to Boka, as the Montenegrin Bay is affectionately called,
is the city of Herceg Novi – the natural botanical garden of Montenegro.
Only here you can see simultaneously fragrant lilacs and flowering cacti or sit in the shade of spreading palms
and transparent birches, thanks to a unique combination of sea and mountain climate.
It is impossible to imagine Montenegro without its Adriatic coast.
The cleanest sea water, well-tended beaches and 250 sunny days a year are a real paradise for tourists.
In the southern part of Montenegro in the area of Ulcinj there is the most stunning beach – the so-called “Great Beach”.
Its length is more than 13 kilometers. The sand here will keep you warm for a long time even after sunset. In the north, the nature of Montenegro is no less amazing.
Here is the national park Durmitor, which is protected by UNESCO.
In this mountain park is the second largest canyon in the world – the Tara River Canyon,
and also the very cold, with a greenish shade of water, the Black Lake, which is called the eyes of Europe.
Other national parks – Biogradska Gora, Prokletie, Lovcen – are also amazing and unique.
And Skadar Lake National Park, the largest lake in the Balkans, is known for its rare birds and plants.
Especially beautiful is Skadar Lake in June when it’s not too hot and everything is blooming.
Montenegro is a country of ancient legends, legends, and myths.
In its history, like the threads of pearls, the past of the peoples of the Mediterranean,
the peoples of the West and the East intertwined. Each pearl is a momentous event,
leaving a trace in the culture and customs of Montenegrins.
Ancient Greece, Ancient Rome, Byzantium, Venice, the Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian empires
are bright pages of the world history and history of Montenegro!
Since the days of Ancient Greece, there is a myth that the present Montenegrin town of Budva
was founded by the son of the Phoenician king Agenor Cadmus, who was married to Harmony,
the daughter of the goddess of beauty and love of Aphrodite.
In the days of Ancient Rome, there was a rich and powerful state of Illyria,
whose inhabitants were engaged in piracy and waged long wars on the Adriatic for power with Rome itself.
The ruins of the fortress of the powerful Illyrian tsarina Teuta
and the villas of wealthy Romans in the small town of Risan on the coast of the Boka-Coto Gulf
is a surviving evidence of that far time.
In one of the Roman patrician villas today you can see mosaic floors
and among them the treasure of ancient Roman art – a mosaic depicting the god Hypnosis.
The modern inhabitants of Risan argue that the stream, which after rains is created on Spila hill,
sometimes throws out silver Illyrian coins, diamond rings, ceramic vases from the bowels of the earth.
From its very heyday until the last days these lands were owned by the famous Venetian Republic. And the center of navigation and trade was the beautiful city of Kotor. Today, wandering around the streets of the old city, you can feel the time of its former grandeur, thanks to the Venetian architecture and the many shops with souvenirs and jewelry.
The medieval Old Town of Kotor is the world cultural heritage of UNESCO. The history of the city of Ulcin, the former capital of pirates and the heir of the Ottoman Empire, is shrouded in legends and legends on the very south of the Adriatic coast of Montenegro, where it is difficult to distinguish truth from fiction.
They say that Cervantes, the author of Don Quixote, was captured in the fortress of Ulcin and Dulcinea’s prototype was one of the city girls.