While discovering Montenegro, it pleasantly surprised and fascinated me with its beauty. Though not initially on my wishlist, a chance opportunity led me to stay on an almost week-long car journey through this country. From stunning landscapes to beautiful coastal towns, Montenegro has it all. It’s still relatively undiscovered, making it an even more compelling recommendation for travelers and photographers like me. But discovering Montenegro is was the so far biggest surprise on my road trip.
Unlike its more famous neighbors like Italy and Croatia, Montenegro’s infrastructure is on par with them. Currently (September 2023), the country is relatively quiet from a tourist perspective, offering a peaceful escape. With affordable hotel prices, you have the freedom to decide your next destination spontaneously.
On the journey of discovering Montenegro, I was surprised by its stunning landscapes and awesome coastal towns.
The only disadvantage in Montenegro is, that the quadcopter situation is strictly regulated. Including a complete prohibition on bringing drones into the country. As of September 2021, drone usage is not permitted for recreational or commercial purposes – making it important for visitors to be aware of and adhere to these regulations.
Despite the allure of capturing Montenegro’s awesome landscapes from the skies, travelers must respect the local laws and prioritize the preservation of the country’s natural beauty. The ban on drones aligns with Montenegro’s efforts to maintain its pristine environment and protect its cultural heritage.
While the inability to use drones may disappoint people like me, it ultimately contributes to a more responsible and sustainable tourism experience. Visitors are encouraged to explore Montenegro’s stunning vistas through traditional photography and enjoy the country’s wonders in harmony with its regulations.
Travel Tip for Montenegro:
I highly recommend spending at least one night in Kotor, a charming small city that offers an abundance of experiences.
This picturesque town boasts delightful bars and restaurants nestled within its medieval heart. As a photographer, I’m particularly drawn to its captivating old architecture.
Ironically, I didn’t capture as many photos as I had planned – perhaps I subconsciously left room for a return visit.
Another breathtaking spot is the view from the opposite side of the bay (as seen in the photograph in this post). It’s a sight you absolutely must witness in person; the photograph fails to do justice to its true beauty!