Montenegro is located between 41º 52´-43º 42´ north latitude and 18º26´- 20 º 22´ east longitudes and belongs to the central Mediterranean.
To the north it borders Serbia, to the east Albania, to the south it is separated from Italy by the Adriatic Sea, and to the west it borders Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. You can download a map of Montenegro here.
Area: 13.812 km²
Population: 620 000
Length of borders: 614 km
Capital: Podgorica (186 000 inhabitants) – administrative and economic center
Royal capital: Cetinje – historical and cultural center
Length of the sea coast: 293 km
Number of beaches: 117
National parks: Durmitor, Biogradska gora, Skadarsko jezero, Lovćen, Prokletije
Largest bay: the Bay of Kotor
Average air temperature: 27.4 ºC (summer)
Maximum sea temperature: 27.1 º C
Average number of sunny days during the year: 240
Swimming season: 180 days
Sea: dark blue
Time zone: GTM +1
Electrical power system: 220V/50Hz
Arriving by Plane
It takes only two hours to get to Montenegro from most of the European capitals. There are two international airports – Podgorica (TGD), which is 12 km from the city center, and Tivat (TIV), located 4 km from the city center.
Companies which regularly fly to the airports of Montenegro are the following: Montenegro Airlines, Air Serbia, Adria Airways, Aeroflot, Turkish Airlines, Austrian Airways, Alitalia, Rayanair, Wizzair, Smartwings, Easyjet and in summer months numerous charter companies operate.
In addition, very close to the Bay of Kotor is the Dubrovnik airport (DBV), in Croatia: http://www.airport-dubrovnik.hr/index.php/en/
Arriving by Bus
There are a number of local and regional bus lines, which connect Herceg Novi to the rest of Montenegro and cities across the Balkan region. For schedules and online ticket purchase, please visit: https://busticket4.me/EN
Currency and Payment Cards
Official means of payment in Montenegro is EUR (€).
Seven banknotes in the following denominations are in circulation: 5€, 10€, 20€, 50€, 100€, 200€ and 500€, and eight coins of 1€ and 2€ as well as 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 cents.
Foreign currency exchange is conducted in commercial banks and exchange offices.
In Montenegro you can use the following credit cards: Visa, Visa Electron, MasterCard, Maestro, American Express, Diners.
You can pay by credit cards in most catering facilities, restaurants, hotels, bars, gas stations, food stores and consumer goods shops.
In all towns there are ATMs where you can withdraw cash.
Banks in Montenegro
CKB (Crnogorska komercijalna banka) – www.ckb.me
Societe Generale banka – http://societegenerale.me/
Lovćen banka – http://lovcenbanka.me/en/
Atlas banka – http://www.atlasbanka.com/en/
Prva banka – www.prvabankacg.com
Hipotekarna banka – www.hipotekarnabanka.com
Addiko banka – https://www.addiko.me/
Invest banka Montenegro – www.invest-banka.com
Komercijalna banka – www.kombankbd.com
NLB banka – https://www.nlb.me/en/nlb/home
Erste banka – www.erstebank.me
Ziraat banka – http://www.ziraatbank.me/
Zapad banka – https://www.zapadbanka.me/en/
Nova banka – https://www.novabanka.me/
For nationals of most European and North American countries visas are not required for stays up to 90 days. Please visit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Montenegro webpage for the overview of visa requirements by country: http://www.mvp.gov.me/en/sections/consular-affairs/visa-regimes-for-foreign-citizens/
Important Telephone Numbers
Montenegro Customer Care: 0 8000 1300 (tourist service – information, complaints, praises)
European Emergency number (available everywhere in the European Union, free of charge, 24/7 for the police, the emergency medical services or the fire brigade): 122
Ambulance service: 124
Help on the road: 19807
Fire department: 123
Weather forecast: 044800200
AIRPORTS – http://www.montenegroairports.com/eng/
Airport Podgorica (TGD): +382 (0)20 444 244
Airport Tivat (TIV): +382 (0)32 670 930
RAILWAY TRANSPORT – http://www.zcg-prevoz.me/en
Railway station Podgorica: +382 (20) 441 211
Railway station Bar: +382 (0)30 301 615
MARITIME TRANSPORT – http://www.montenegrolines.net/home
Barska plovidba: +382 (0)30 303 469, 311 164
MOBILE TELEPHONY PROVIDERS
Telenor – 1700 – https://www.telenor.me/en/consumer/
Telekom – 1500 – https://telekom.me/
M:Tel – 1600 – http://mtel.me/en/private