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Fact File for Montenegro

The picturesque, mountainous, verdant coastline of Montenegro is a true yachting paradise offering a beautiful cruising ground where everyone will find something fascinating. This is the Mediterranean's new jet-set hotspot!

COORDINATES: 42°22'06 N, 18°31'55 E

LANGUAGE: Montenegrin

CAPITAL: Podgorica

WEATHER: The most popular time for yacht charter in Montenegro is in the summer months between May and September, when gentle prevailing northerly winds provide easy-going cruising. Warm and dry summers and mild winters characterise this coast. Average temperatures during the yacht charter season range between about 22-29C. Winds are usually light over the whole Adriatic, averaging force 2 or 3 and rarely reaching high forces.


AIRPORTS: The main international airports in Montenegro are Tivat (TIV) and Podgorica (TGD). However many charterers fly in and out of Dubrovnik (DUB) and have their itineraries to and from there.
Airlines include: Montenegro Airlines, British Airways, Croatia Airlines, Lufthansa

TIME: UTC+1 (winter), UTC+2 (summer)

CURRENCY: Euro (EUR): American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard and Visa are widely accepted and ATMs are widespread.



1 Jan - New Year's Day
2 Jan - Day after New Year’s Day
6 Jan - Orthodox Christmas Eve
7 Jan - Orthodox Christmas Day
8 Jan - Orthodox Christmas Holiday
Mar/Apr - Orthdox Easter
1 May - Labour Day
2 May - Labour Day (2nd day)
May 21 - Independence Day
July 13 - Sovereignty Day of Montenegro
July 14 - Sovereignty Day of Montenegro (Day 2)
MAIN PORTS AND MARINAS:  There are several world class marinas capable of handling yachts of all sizes, including Porto Montenegro Marina, Dukley Marina and Portonavi Marina. There are also 2 major seaports in Montenegro: Port of Bar, and Port of Kotor, as well as many secluded bays and coves to discover on a yachting vacation.

CULTURAL: Montenegro’s culture is every bit as fascinating, diverse and unique as the state itself. The people of Montenegro are very friendly and always appreciate a friendly response. Because it is a touristic region, most locals speak English and some Italian and German, but it is appreciated to speak a few words of their language which is very similar to Croatian (e.g. dobro dan=good day/hello, molim=please, hvala=thank you, ).

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