Travel to Bosnia Herzegovina and Montenegro in a Nutshell
South East Europe is an area that combines areas of erstwhile Yugoslavia such as Bosnia and Herzegovina alongwith Montenegro.
South East Europe is 60% mountains, 30% countryside and rest coastal plains offering travellers stunning mountain ranges, countryside drives and charming beach resorts. The areas area relatively newer on tourist circuit, came into prominence in Mid-2000s and therefore lesser known / offbeat.
Bosnia and Herzegovina lies in Southeastern Europe on the Balkan Peninsula, Bordered by Croatia to the north, west, and south, Montenegro to the southeast and the Adriatic Sea to the south.
Bosnia and Herzegovina is a mix of mountains and flatland. The inland is larger and has a moderate continental climate, with warm summers and snowy winters. The southern tip of the country has a Mediterranean climate.
Sarajevo is the capital and largest city. Mostar is a city in southern part of Bosnia and Herzegovina; and is one of the important city and cultural capital of the region. Stolac is a town in Bosnia and Herzegovina on the tourist route crossing Herzegovina and linking the Bosnian mountainous hinterland with the coastal regions.
Montenegro is part of South Eastern Europe bordering Croatia to the west and Bosnia and Herzegovina to the northwest. Montenegro destinations comprises beaches, countryside and the mountains. The mountains of Montenegro (covering 60% of the country, Black Mountain being most renowned) include some of the most rugged terrain in Europe, averaging more than 2,000 metres in elevation.
Budva is renowned for its beaches and Casinos, Cetinje is an Old Royal Capital, historic city and secondary capital of Montenegro. Kotoris a winding bay on the Adriatic Sea and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Podgorica is the largest city and capital of Montenegrin situated between the scarce lowlands of Dinaric Alps and Lake Scutari. Žabljak is a small town in the north of Montenegro and the highest altitude town on the Balkans.
South East Europe is recommended for well heeled traveller with an eye for mountains, countryside and a little bit of offbeat character.