Swap over-crowded Europe for this undiscovered breathtaking Balkans destination

Swap over-crowded Europe for this undiscovered breathtaking Balkans destination

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 TikTok popularised the idea of “dupes,” or more affordable alternatives to popular products, and the concept is increasingly taking off in the world of travel according to the Expedia Groups latest travel trends report. 

Just a short journey south from Croatia, Montenegro boasts cheaper accommodation, attractions and gastronomy all whilst offering sandy beaches, historic towns and national parks.

2024 will see the launch of new direct routes with leading flight operators Jet2.com and EasyJet. Operating from 2nd May, Jet2 customers can fly from Birmingham Airport to Tivat. EasyJet will commence two weekly flights starting at £31.99 from London Luton (1st April) and a two weekly service from Bristol (24th June), further connecting the UK to the beautiful destination.

Swap Split for Sveti Stefan

A favourite with both royalty and tourists alike since 1930, Sveti Stefan is a quaint 15th century village boasting pink pebble beaches and azure blue waters. Visitors can enjoy an afternoon swimming, take a stroll through Miločer Park framing the historic monastery of Praskvica, followed by a dinner of fresh seafood whilst watching the sunset over the Adriatic Sea.

Trade Plitvice Lakes National Park for Durmitor National Park

Offering breathtaking views of surrounding nature, Durmitor National Park was formed by glaciers and is traversed by rivers and underground streams. Along the Tara River Canyon, which includes the deepest gorge in Europe, the dense pine forests are teamed with clear lakes and a wide range of flora and fauna. The adventurous can hike the highest peak in Montenegro, Bobotov Kuk at 2,523m or experience rafting on the wild waters of The Tara River.

Switch Lake Vrana for Lake Skadar National Park

The largest lake in the Balkans, Skadar Lake and National Park shares its waters with Albania and is an important destination for migratory birds including the great heron, kingfishers and cormorants. Visitors can take a gentle, guided boat tour and cruise the serene lake with mountains in every direction before heading to a local restaurant in the village of Virpazar to enjoy a fresh morning catch from the lake.

Other ways to discover Montenegro: 

  1. Discover folklore history in Perast – A pretty coastal town calling to the luxury traveller, Perast recently welcomed the Grand Heritage by Rixos providing guests with uninterrupted views of the iconic Our Lady of the Rocks. A beautiful island sanctuary located off the coast of Perast in the heart of the Bay of Kotor. The island has become a beloved symbol of faith and folklore, with its rich history, captivating legends and natural landscapes.
  2. Immerse in coastal culture in Budva Old Town – Explore Budva’s 2,500 year old walls – a lively coastal town known for its historic walled city and nightlife, but also filled with restaurants to enjoy delicious coastal dishes, intimate bars to sample local wine and boutiques for those hoping for some retail therapy. Rich in history, the town museum and citadel showcase Budva’s ancient artefacts, whilst a short seaside walk leads to idyllic Mogren Beach.
  3. Experience luxury at a portion of the price – Porto Montenegro Waterfront area is home to a large marina for superyachts, high-end boutiques & upscale restaurants. A gently meandering, butterfly-shaped inlet of the Adriatic Sea, the Bay of Kotor – has seen great maritime civilisations come and go, from Illyrians to Venetians, and today welcomes the world’s yachting elite.
  4. Swim in serene waters – Located on the picturesque Adriatic sea, Montenegro offers many open water swimming locations along the coast, including the Bay of Kotor’s towns Herceg Novi, Kotor and Tivat, as well as Budva, Bar and Ulcinj. Inland swimming can be found at the five national parks (Skadar Lake, Lovćen, Durmitor, Prokletije, Biogradska Gora) where the best swimming adventures can be found amongst dramatic mountainous landscapes and stunning lakes.

 

 

 

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