Byron called Montenegro the world’s ‘most beautiful encounter between the land and the sea’. Not even 300km from tip to toe, Montenegro is an explosion of Balkan coastline that reveals rugged mountains which lead towards glacial lakes and majestic limestone peaks. The opal-coloured sea laps gently onto miles of pristine sandy beaches with a backdrop of spectacular seaside scenery that make it unique. Pretty medieval towns give way to piazzas and Romanesque churches. There are five National Parks that are a superlative mix of canyons, gorges, summits and lakes.