Culture and Etiquette in Montenegro

As might be expected in one of the world’s newest countries, Montenegrins are proud of their nationality, though don’t expect all to be anti-Serb: only 55 percent voted in favour of independence in the 2006 referendum. The vast majority of locals belong to the Orthodox Church, though you’ll find mosques in majority-Albanian areas. As always, try to dress modestly if visiting religious buildings.

Tipping at restaurants is becoming more common; smaller places will expect to keep small change, and posh restaurants to receive up to ten percent of the bill. Despite an official smoking ban, Montenegrins still do much of their breathing through small, tobacco-filled cylinders: non-smokers may have a tough time avoiding the fumes.

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