Location And Climate
Montenegro is situated at the central Mediterranean area in the South East Europe bordering with Italia (across the Adriatic Sea), Albania, Serbia, Bosnia-Hercegovina and Croatia. It enjoys access to the Mediterranean Sea and has good road and rail connections with the rest of Europe.
Montenegro has a very good location. Distances between Podgorica and some big cities are:
- Rome - 650 km
- Paris - 1,760 km
- Budapest – 640 km
- Vienna – 1,790 km
- Zurich – 1,220 km
- Frankfurt – 1,450 km
- Moscow – around 2,000 km
- New York - around 2,500km
The contrasts in the land (topography) are related to climate. While the Mediterranean climate prevails at the seaside, in the closest hinterland, only few air-distance kilometers away, the dominant climate is continental. Average temperature of the air is 27.4oC, summer and 13.4oC, winter.
Montenegro has in average 180 sunny days.
While a picture tells a thousand words, Lord Byron’s words, in the early 19th century, paint a masterpiece picture: