Montenegro, 4th

Montenegro, 4th

by Annalisa Rellie

A thorough revision of the Bradt guide to Montenegro.See more details below


A thorough revision of the Bradt guide to Montenegro.

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'Marvellously entertaining...essential reading...brilliantly written, lovingly researched and very useful''. Conde Nast Traveller 'Annalisa Rellie's marvellously entertaining and well-written Bradt Travel Guide...essential reading...brilliantly written, lovingly researched and very useful''. Conde Nast Traveller, July 2007'The excellent Bradt Guide to plenty of background on culture, history and folklore'. Daily Telegraph 'The best book on the country...deftly charts the history while giving plenty of colourful nuggets'. London Times 'No hotels or bookstores [within Montenegro] sell English-language tour guides: I bought mine, the excellent Bradt Travel Guide to Montenegro from a departing tourist'. Wall Street Journal 'Her descriptions exude physical beauty, comfort and historical treasures bequeathed by successive civilizations...One of the more comprehensible short histories of the Balkans I have seen'. San Francisco Chronicle

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Bradt Publications UK
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Bradt Travel Guide Series
Edition description:
Fourth Edition
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5.38(w) x 8.32(h) x 0.73(d)

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There are four designated national parks. Firstly, there's Skadar Lake, which constitutes the greatest inland body of water in the Balkans and stretches beyond the Albanian border.The second is Biogradska Gora, a primaeval forest and nature reserve lying in the middle of the country and contiguous with Bjelasica, one of the two main ski resorts in Montenegro. A second and more challenging ski resort, Durmitor, with several peaks reaching to over 2,000m, forms, with themagnificent Tara Canyon beside it, the Durmitor National Park.The fourth park is Lovćen, which looms over and separates the ancient fairytale capital of Cetinje from the Boka. At the time of writing the awesome Prokletije massif, inaptly translating as cursed mountains and marching with Albania in the southeast, has been nominated as the fifth.In 1991 Montenegro declared its intention to make ecology a priority. Kotor, a mini-Dubrovnik on the Boka Kotorska, and the Durmitor massif are UNESCO-listed World Heritage Sites.The country offers a wealth of possibilities for walking, and far beyond the borders of the national parks there are barely trodden trails where it is possible to find complete solitude. Throughout the country there are partially explored archaeological sites, reflecting Montenegro's many successive influences – Illyrian, Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Slavic,Venetian and Turkish – while the coastal areasfrom Herceg Novi in the northwest to Ulcinj in the far southeast have a romantic history of seafaring and pirates. A FISH PICNICWe are a party of ten and there is plenty of deck space for lolling and sunning. Soon we are underway, ploughing a furrow through the sparkling water and heading first eastwards down the coast and close enough to the shore that we may pick out each beckoning beach. We spot Drobni pijesak –the lonely strand where the noble Paštrovići clan, the tribe who once controlled this area, would hold elections to their Bankada or governing body– guarded by steep bluffs, above which sits Reževici Monastery, itself once the seat of that Grand Council. This is closely followed by Maiden's Leap,Skočidjevojka, the tallest cliff in the district and where, legend has it, a young girl jumped to her death rather than lose her honour.

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