Why opt for a yacht charter in Montenegro? There is an amazing geological diversity and different landscapes from the coastline to wild valleys and some of the most rugged terrains in Europe with mountains and peaks. The country has a rich and varied history and culture. Its capital, the largest city in the country, is Podgorica and the political system a Parliamentary Republic. So make 2016 a year to remember and set sail on your own bareboat or crewed yacht charter sailing holiday to Montenegro aboard one of our luxury gulets, yachts or catamarans and visit some amazing destinations in the Mediterranean and Adriatic seas such as Tivat, Kotor, Herceg, Dubrovnik, Budva, Perast and more locations on Croatia and Montenegro’s coasts.
It has become a popular destination for tourists that like to combine relaxation time with amazing and natural landscapes, adventure activities and sightseeing trips, why not rent a gulet or another of our yachts and tour the local islands and beaches go sailing from marina to marina every day. Unspoilt nature, clear lakes and little charming villages where local traditions are very present makes this country a perfect sailing destination. If you choose a yacht charter here for your next vacation, make sure you enjoy it all.
During your sailing trip there are several areas you should not miss, such as Durmitor National Park, the coastal area of Boka Bay also called the Bay of Kotor, Skadarsko Lake or Sveti Stefan in Budva. The coast is beautiful, calm and offers extraordinary bays and little coves but its beautiful lakes and amazing Natural parks are worth a trip too. There are four National Parks that attract tourists for their natural beauty.
Durmitor is located in the North where you will be able to try out several activities like hiking, biking, swimming in perfectly clean lakes and rafting. This Park is a paradise for nature lovers, as is the Skadarsko Park. The latter is located in the so called Zeta Skadar valley and there you’ll find the largest lake in the Balkan Peninsula.
Tivat and the Port of Montenegro are ideal to stop and tie up your boat during your yacht charter. The port offers a lot of sailing facilities and the area is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The bay of Kotor is a large fjord where you can enjoy unparalleled landscapes.
If you travel to Boka Bay (Bay of Kotor), we recommend you journey to Perast which is one of the most charming places in the entire country. It has one of the most significant attractions, a little isle called Lady of the Rock or Gospa od Skrpjela. Usually people take a small boat to get there and visit the church surrounded by hills there.
Budva is another top place which you should sail to while on a yacht charter in Montenegro. Just imagine: sailing blue and turquoise waters, exploring small islands and visiting small towns and villages, full of history, such as the town of Sveti Stefan. At very short distances from Budva there are many great places to take your boat to if what you like is sun, sea and spectacular landscapes.
The climate is mild and Mediterranean which is perfect for sailing holidays. Summers are balmy and sunny with an average sea temperature of 27ºC and an air temperature of 28ºC-32ºC, just perfect to enjoy your yacht charter. Winters are usually mild in the coastal areas; however, being a mountainous country, there are some peaks of about 1700m, where low temperatures and storms are frequent. This should be taken into account if you want to walk in or look at the mountains during your yacht charter holiday. Otherwise, Montenegro is perfect for sailing and other water sport activities.
If you wish to dedicate a few days to sightseeing during your yacht charter holiday, there are also a lot of cultural activities to enjoy. Tour the monastery of Ostrog from the 17th century, constructed on a mountain and located above the Bjelopavlic valley or the city of Kotor, located on the coast and both declared World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. The old ruins of Stari Bar are a less well known UNESCO site and are an attraction you should show up in if you are a history and nature lover.
The former royal capital of Cetinje is a good choice for those who prefer to tie up the boat and do some city sightseeing. There are many historical buildings in the city, of which the most famous one is the monastery of Cetinje. And last, but not least, you can explore Podgorica which has the oldest settlements in the Balkans and is located on the original site of the early Illyrian tribes settlements.
During your yacht charter holiday sailing in this quieter part of the Mediterranean and Adriatic Seas, you have to sail on our gulets or yachts and visit nearby by areas of beauty and interest like Herceg, Novi, Dubrovnik plus many other locations along the Montenegrin coastline and also locations up and down the coast of Croatia. This adds to your sailing holiday and makes this more peaceful country one of the more ideal destinations to take a yacht charter, creating one of your most memorable holidays ever!
The country has over 70 km of coastline in which you can enjoy of the wonderful Mediterranean climate, the most popular among them are:
Velika plaza beach, in the southern end of the country, it is a long golden beach that is divided into sections, with excellent service being offered in each of them.
The shores of Plavi Horizonti in Tivat and the island of Sv. Nikola have impressive vistas of the clear blue sea, a landscape in which you will be able to enjoy of a swimming day, or delight yourself with the views from the deck of your yacht.
The white sand and turquoise water of Budva are famous in the entire country, and it is a place sailing through which is an authentic privilege. One of the most recommended routes with a yacht charter is one that takes you sailing along the Northern coast and into the amazing Bokay Bay (Bay of Kotor). From there you can continue to the Koto fjord, on the other side of the bay, where you will discover one of the most impressive locations in the country.
The local gastronomy is full of Hungarian and Italian cuisine influences, with especially flavoursome breads and seafood dishes. Traditional dishes you will find in restaurants and bars during your yacht charter in Montenegro are: chicken and beef soups, fresh creams and yogurts for breakfast, the popular Popara and noodle and mushroom porridge. Other main courses you can order are boiled lamb, fresh carp, mashed potatoes, green bean stew and many seafood dishes. Do not miss Burek for breakfast or as a dessert, Baklava (raisins and walnuts), the tort of keks, Krempita (vanilla ice) and Tulumba (similar to a Spanish churro with syrup).
This Balkan paradise is waiting for you with its 290 km of coastline and about 70 km of sandy beaches far away from mass tourism. A yacht charter in Montenegro is simply the best option to enjoy all that the country offers!
Montenegro enjoys a beautiful mediterranean climate yet much variance throughout the year. Temperatures can drop as low as -5ºC in the winter in the mountains however on the south coast in the summer the temperatures will reach a pleasant 30ºC. The months of June to September are generally the best for visiting but with yacht charter in Montenegro being feasible until October. Sea temperatures will reach a pleasant 25ºC to 28ºC in the summer and will remain in the 20s until early November.
To get to Montenegro and your corresponding port to start your sailing holiday, there are two possible airports:
1) International Airport Podgorica - Golubovci: is 12 km from the city of Podgorica and offers international flights and major connections.
2) Airport Niksic: it is known as Kapino Polje Airport is smaller than the one in Podgorica.
Montenegro can be reached by bus from nearby countries but most tourists only do bus routes through the Balkans. It is possible to reach some cities and areas of the Montenegro coast from Croatia but the journey is longer. Suggestions for bus companies in Montenegro include: Autoboka, Blue Line and Olympia Express.
The train is the preferred means of transport for travelling around Montenegro: both to the coast and between cities. There are limited services but it doesn’t take long to get around. Some train stations are: Podgorica, Bijelo Polje and Bar.
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