in 40 minutes you can get from Podgorica to the sea, as well as to the highest Montenegrin mountains. It is located at an altitude of 44 meters above sea level, and it is both the capital of Montenegro, and the hottest city in Europe (in summer temperatures reach up to 42 degrees Celsius).
The city is situated in the vast Zeta Plain. Rivers that flow through it are: Zeta, Morača, Ribnica, Sitnica, and Cijevna. Podgorica is administrative and transportation center of Montenegro.
On the area of modern Podgorica, there used to lay two medieval cities – Duklja, and Ribnica.
Podgorica is the city with the highest number of sunny hours in Europe – 2350 (the same as Venice, 2350).
During the two Great Wars, the city was completely destroyed. Contemporary Podgorica is a city of beautiful gardens, bridges and parks. The most significant places for rest are Mareza, the Canyon of the River Morača, the river Cijevna, and Plavnica.
During the Turkish occupation, a fortress was built there, which turned the city into powerful stronghold against the rebellious tribes.
On the site of contemporary Podgorica, there are archeological excavations of ancient cities – Medun, and Duklja.
Skadar Lake – the biggest lake in the Balkans on which there are about 70 islands.
The surface of Skadar Lake ranges from 391 to 540 km², depending on the season and precipitation
Biogradska gora – – Near the city Kolašin, national park Biogradska Gora is located. It is a part of the mountain Bjelasica, half of which is covered in woods (around 6425 acres).
Durmitor – jone of the earliest national parks, it was declared a park-reserve in 1952.
The biggest depression in Montenegro (898 meters) can be found here.
The canyon of the river Tara – it is 1300 meters high, which makes it one of the deepest canyons in Europe, and in the world. At 141 kilometer of the river, Tara merges with the river Piva, and together they form the zone of “The Great Canyons of Europe.“
Cetinje – At an altitude of 680 meters above sea level, at the brink of the mountain Lovćen, lays Cetinje. The first records of the city are found in 15th century, more precisely in the year 1440.
Podgorica – in 40 minutes you can get from Podgorica to the sea, as well as to the highest Montenegrin mountains.
Nikšić – developed as industrial city, as well as cultural, university and sports center. In its vicinity, there are monasteries Saint Luke and Ostrog, as well as the ski base.