Situated on the intensely blue waters of the Adriatic, small but mighty Montenegro its on par with its Balkan neighbours for beautiful scenery. Flawless beaches line the coast of the Budva Riviera, while the mountainous north showcases unspoilt nature. There’s so much to explore in Montenegro, but a good place to start is the Bay of Kotor. This pretty bay is home to the ancient walled town of Kotor, a medieval labyrinth of museums, cathedrals and palaces which wouldn’t look out of place in Venice. As the sun sets over the blissful bay, the streets come alive with bustling bars and clubs. Montenegro’s national parks are the best way to discover natural treasures, such as Njegoš Mausoleum. 1,657 m above sea level, Lovćen National Park’s headline act is the well worth the 461 steps which lead to the tomb of Montenegro's greatest hero – Petar Petrovic II Njegos. Less than two hour’s drive from the coast is the 17th-century Ostrog Monastery. Carved into a cliff face 900 m above the Zeta valley, this architectural anomaly is visited by millions of Orthodox Christian pilgrims and curious tourists each year. Inside you’ll observe stunning frescoes and the relics of St. Basil. A wide range of accommodation can be found throughout the country, including seaside hotels, Old Town apartments and riverside cabins.