The Pearl of the Mediterranean
20 May 2014 | From Julie of Montenegro
Montenegro is situated in the south of the Adriatic. It is a southern European and Mediterranean country. It is one of the most southern European states Montenegro has many other remarkable characteristics: history, culture, tradition, good weather conditions, clean air, beautiful nature, and the blue Adriatic Sea. This little country combines features of both the Balkans and the Mediterranean, near Serbia, Bosnia, Croatia, Italy and Albania. Despite its small size, Montenegro offers great diversity and abundant natural beauty.
Shown in the postcard is Kotor, a coastal town in Montenegro. The old Mediterranean port of Kotor is surrounded by fortifications built during the Venetian period. It is located on the Bay of Kotor, one of the most indented parts of the Adriatic Sea. Kotor is part of the World Heritage Site dubbed the Natural and Culturo-Historical Region of Kotor.