The Central region or business part of Montenegro with capital Podgorica in its centre is a crossroads of businesses, entertainment and relaxation. Whether you will choose natural environment of lakes and mild mountains or urban environment – it is up to you. Yet, Central Montenegro is itself a mixture of several smaller regions that differ both in landscape and history.
Podgorica is located in the central part of Montenegro and as the capital it represents the administrative, economic, cultural and academic center of the country. It is characterized by the harmony of traditional and modern architectural styles and harmony in a mix of old and new.
Ideal location, easy accessibility and favorable mild climate favors visits throughout the year, and make Podgorica attractive destination for all types of visitors.
You will enjoy getting to know the capital of Montenegro and its rich cultural heritage, archaeological sites like Doclea and Medun, or the Old town, Clock tower, Ribnica fortress. Whether you walk downtown, drink coffee at noon in the sunny gardens of pubs and restaurants, or spend an evening at a disco or club, you will feel the atmosphere and the pulse of the city that is interesting both the day and the night.
Discover the story on Montenegrin history through the riches of historic edifices and museums in the “valley of gods”, Cetinje. In the streets - a living theatre. Rumours of past encompassing everything. Warm households. It serves as a good starting point for visiting Lovćen National Park and the spectacular Njegoš Mausoleum, which offers breathtaking views overlooking the surrounding mountains, the Bay of Kotor and, on sunny days, even Lake Skadar. Those visiting the area who wish to find out more about the development of Central Montenegro should visit museums in Cetinje.
Turn inland once more and prepare yourself for an experience out of the ordinary. Lake Skadar and the encompassing national park offer everything from towering mountains and quaint fishing villages, to tiny islands and old fortresses. The dolphin-shaped lake, which is the largest lake in the Balkans, spans two countries, Montenegro and Albania, with the majority being on the Montenegrin side. Explore the small fishing village of Virpazar at the northern end of the lake.
In the heart of the Bjelopavlići Plain, through which the river of Zeta wanders, on the road from Podgorica to Nikšić there is town of Danilovgrad. Its rectangular street plan reveals that before the capture of Podgorica the town was intended to become the capitals of the country. Where else in the Europe a place with so many beauties, natural contrasts, plays of water and stone, light and darkness, plain and hill exists. . . Danilovgrad is situated on the right bank of Zeta river, between mountains Garač, Prekornica and Ponikvica, the orthodox shrine of Ostrog and ancient Duklja. From geographical point of view, Danilovgrad is the heart of Montenegro.
With no show-stopping sights, Montenegro’s second-biggest city isn’t high on most travellers’ must-see lists. But if you fancy a blow-out in a lively student town, Nikšić offer genuine experience, like no other town in Montenegro has. This big sleeping giant was once the industrial centre of ex-Yugoslavia. Incredibly rich in nature, it is one of the greenest cities in Montenegro. In Nikšić everzthing is well structured, from the main square to the street network. Nikšić is very important in the development of transit tourism, because it connects the Montenegrin coast with colorful and well-known beauties of Durmitor and its surroundings in the most indirect way.