Wild mountains, Adriatic beaches and enticing resorts
The tiny new state of Crna Gora is better known under its Italian name, Montenegro. The English translation – “Black Mountain” – might sound a little dull, but Montenegro is a land exploding with colour. Carpeted with flowers for much of the year, the country’s muscular peaks are dappled with the dark greens of pine, beech and birch from which turquoise streams rush down to a tantalizingly azure blue sea. Fringing it, the coastline is dotted from border to border with beaches of yellow and volcanic grey, and huddles of picturesque, orange-roofed houses – a postcard come to life.
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