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Herzeg Novi

History:

"Herceg Novi has had a turbulent past, despite being one of the youngest settlements on the Adriatic. A history of varied occupations has created a blend of diverse and picturesque architectural style in the city"

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2 Days in Montenegro: Herzeg Novi, Perast, Kotor, & Podgorica

Gain More Background About the Country

History:

"The name “Crna Gora” (Montenegro) is mentioned for the first time in the Charter of King Milutin, in 1276. It is believed that it got its name after the dense forests that covered Mount Lovcen and the surrounding area. The forests were so dark that the viewers got the impression of a “black” mountain."

Fun Facts and Trivia:

"The country has 117 beaches along the Adriatic coast."

Customs and Culture:

"Kissing is a common form of greeting, for both men and women. Three kisses, alternating cheeks, are customary."

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 Quick Facts: Entry & Exit, Safety & Security 

Vaccinations: Routine vaccinations & Hepatitis A

Visas: Not required for a US citizen for a stay up to 90 days

Maps

Weather

Holidays

What to Pack:

"On the coast (Kotor, Budva, etc.), the temperature is usually between 25 and 30°C in summer: so you need light clothing for the beach and the small coastal towns and of course all that goes with this: suntan lotion, hat, swimming suit, sunglasses, etc."

When You Arrive

Water Safety: Drink bottled water

Money: Currency: Euro Exchange Rate

Get Around

Resources

Tourist Information Site: Plan Your Trip

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 Food and Recipes

Music

Perast

History:

"Throughout the centuries, many empires battled for control of the city. In the 10th century, it was an autonomous city of the Byzantine Empire. From 1186 to 1371, it was a free city of medieval Serbia. It was, from 1420 and 1797 under Venetian Republic of Venice, and Hungarian control for brief periods, but as an independent republic from 1395 to 1420, when then returned to Venetian control once again. French occupation from 1807 to 1814 was followed by Austrian rule until 1918, when Kotor finally became part of Yugoslavia."

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2 Days in Montenegro: Herzeg Novi, Perast, Kotor, & Podgorica

Kotor

History:

"The old Mediterranean port of Kotor is surrounded by fortifications built during the Venetian period. It is located on the Bay of Kotor (Boka Kotorska), one of the most indented parts of the Adriatic Sea. Some have called it the southern-most fjord in Europe, but it is a ria, a submerged river canyon."

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2 Days in Montenegro: Herzeg Novi, Perast, Kotor, & Podgorica

Podgorica

History:

"The Podgorica Municipality contains 10.4% of Montenegro's territory and 29.9% of its population. It is the administrative centre of Montenegro and its economic, cultural and educational focus."

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2 Days in Montenegro: Herzeg Novi, Perast, Kotor, & Podgorica

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