I think the best way to spend some time in Montenegro is to mix up the sceneries a bit. Therefore, after seeing the northern coastline around Kotor I went a little bit inland to the Lovćen Mountains, and now the trip continues back to the coast a bit further to the south, with a final leg further inland still lying ahead. Due to the very small size of the country travel distances are very short and usually I spent only about half driving from one place to the next.
One of the most fascinating Landscapes in the area is Lake Skadar, the largest lake in Southern Europe.
Mountains, canyons and lakes in the back country
The largest of Montenegro's five national parks is the impressive Durmitor. It is comprised of the massif of Durmitor, the canyons of Tara, Sušica and Draga rivers and the higher part of the canyon plateau Komarnica, covering an area of 390 km².
If you don't feel the need to visit this tiny but truly fascinating country by now then I have utterly failed as a photographer. Still, let me assure you that there is much to see and discover. At the moment and probably for a few short years more Montenegro is not a big tourist destination. This has a variety of advantages. Very low prices on food and accommodation, low crime rates, almost no rules and regulations where you can hike, camp, drive, park etc. - just to name a few.
On the other hand it is plain to see that massive efforts are put into developing the country to accommodate for ever rising visitor numbers. Roads and tunnels and all kinds of infrastructure are being built and improved everywhere. I feel like it is in the sweet spot of being a comfortable yet not overrun destination right now. Even the places where you'd expect tourists are comfortably empty. When you venture away from the main road in any national park there is virtually no one to be found. It is kind of like Croatia used to be 20 years ago.