Escape to Off the Beaten Path Europe: I found Montenegro to be an enchanting part of Europe off the beaten path. As formerly part of Yugoslavia, it is bordered in the south by Albania on the storied Adriatic or Dalmatian Coast.It is a great value with the same seacapes, scenery, beaches and local cuisines to sample found in much of the Mediterranean at a higher price. I combined my trip with Greece and Turkey since Montenegro and the former Yugoslavia nations are a well-located cross roads.
For a real steal, see February rates which have been as low for a solo traveler as $35/night for a Deluxe Room in a former palace!
See the Kotor Old Town’s historic buildings n its UNESCO World Heritage Site. Start with St. Tryphon’s Cathedral or the nearby Podmaine Monastery and Holy Trinity Church.
Rent a bike, and create your own tour along the coast.
Relax at one of 3 beaches or as I did, take a wild water skiing spin around a small island.
Sample local cuisine at the Old Winery Cafe, Bastion Restaurant or Havana Cafe. Other options:
Take a day tour through local villages.
Trek the Lovcen National Parkhigh.
Solo travelers gave the Palazzo Drusko top ratings. It is just a 6-minute walk to the beach while set in the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. This boutique guest househotel is set in a 600-years-old stone house once owned by Montenegrin nobility, It is set near local sights which are an easy stroll from the hotel.
Palazzo Drusko Deluxe Rooms have air-conditioning, a flat-screen satellirte TV and access to free WiFi. Large guest rooms are each decorated in traditional style with antiques, stone wall and ornamental wooden decorations. Guest rooms have a private bathroom with a bath or shower. Guests have access to a shared kitchen. In addition, there are a number of bars, cafes and restaurants right outside the Palazzo Drusko.