HISTORY

& tradition

As well as beautiful nature and rich cultural heritage, Montenegrin history is fascinating too. Montenegro was first mentioned as a geographical term in 1296 in the code of King Milutin. Under that name, the state of Montenegro was created in the 17th century, led by the dynasty of Petrović Njegoš, which included seven surrounding hills, and later Herzegovina.

 

With the founding of the Principality of Montenegro, the country first gained state independence in 1878, which was preceded by the establishment of secular power in 1852. In 1910, Montenegro became a Kingdom. Prince Nikola ruled it and became the King, a man who, along with his ancestors, St Peter of Cetinje and Peter II Petrovic Njegos, was one of the founders of Montenegrin statehood.

 

After the First World War, in historical injustice, Montenegro lost the status of an independent state, with controversial decisions at the Podgorica Assembly, when it was annexed to Serbia and proclaimed Kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slavs.

 

After the Second World War, Montenegro was established as a federal unit within Yugoslavia and then, became part of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro.

 

Montenegro gained its independence back in 2006, following a referendum. In June 2017, the country became a full member of the NATO alliance and is currently a region in EU integration, which makes it a very safe and accessible destination.

TRADITION

KEEPERS

Montenegro is a country of a unique culture. According to chronicles, many have tried to conquer Montenegro, and only a few have succeeded. Its beauty and specific geographical location have made many conquerors yearn for Montenegro, so our country has always targeted various interests. The result is a rich cultural heritage.


Today, in Montenegro, you can find traces of Mediterranean, European and Asian influence, making it unique in the region in terms of history and culture. 


Montenegrins are great admirers of the traditions and customs that have been practised in this territory for years. A large number of religious monuments and monasteries have been preserved to this day. The traditional roots of art, music, language, architecture and gastronomy have also been preserved.  


That is why Montenegrins are considered people of great pride, exceptional warmth and generosity, and people who have always been homely and open to everyone; a Balkan fervour combined with Mediterranean hospitality.


No wonder that Montenegro is one of the most popular destinations in Europe!

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