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1. Posted by pschwerdt (Budding Member 26 posts) 10y

Hello everyone. I a few weeks I am heading to Croatia. I will be spending a few days down in Southern Dalmatia. (Dubrovnik area)

I was thinking about taking a day trip to Montegro. Does anyone have any suggestions about how to get there and where to go? I keep seeing a lot about Kotor, but I am open to any suggestions.

Thanks.

2. Posted by pschwerdt (Budding Member 26 posts) 10y

I just noticed my poor spelling... sorry, it's Montenegro.

3. Posted by BlankFrack (Respected Member 280 posts) 10y

I've never been to Montenegro but I was planning on doing so at some point and looked up the travel information. There are no direct trains from Dubrovnik (which doesn't have a station) to Montenegro and there are no direct buses either as far as I'm aware. You have to get the bus to the Montenegrin border, get off and walk through the customs and get another bus in Montenegro to your destination, though that sounds kind of daunting it apparently isn't that difficult to do as there are a lot of buses that wait on the other side to take you to Kotor or Budva or wherever you happen to be going. I think Budva will be absolutely full of people this summer, much more so than usual and I've heard that it can be incredibly crowded at the best of times so you should probably try to stay somewhere that isn't Budva.

4. Posted by angelbih (Budding Member 24 posts) 10y

yeah it is tough to get to Montenegro, unless you have a car...as for destinations, definitely Kotor, Budva (old towns with fortress, and great people, cheap food and excellent nightlife) , Sveti Stefan ( tiny island but something out of this world, with the best beach i have ever seen) and Petrovac. famous for "red beach" . it was cheap when i was there, like very cheap...ohh and check about visas and all, they just got independence few days ago... have fun

5. Posted by pschwerdt (Budding Member 26 posts) 10y

I've looked around online, and found a few companies that will offer a day trip from Dubrovnik. It sounds like it is kind of pricey... $40 - $50.

Does anyone know if you can rent a car in Dubrovnik and take it across the border? We have a few people travelling, and this seems to be a lot cheaper option if possible.

6. Posted by frida23 (Budding Member 3 posts) 10y

I'm sure you would not regret visiting Montenegro.Yes the cities (Kotor, Budva, Petrovac...etc) are beautiful, with friendly people, cheap food and accomondations. But you have to see the Lovcen (a mountain with a mausoleom (for their admired poet) on the edge) - I think you will need a car (or your feet) to go there but the panorama is amazing there!! The other thing the others have not mentioned is the Lake Skodra. That is one of the most amazing place I have ever been. You can travel to Virpazar and there are ships, waiting for you. If you rent a car (it must be as cheap there as other thiongs I think) you have to drive on the right side of the lake and after 1/2 hour you will find a small village on the beach and an excellent restaurant with delicious fishsoup!!