Montenegro is a south European and a Mediterranean country. It is one of the most southern European states and faces the south part of the Adriatic Sea.
As a Balkan country, Montenegro is found on the crossroads between Europe and Asia. It is not strange that the numerous civilizations were drawn to both the fertile plains and the coastal zone of Montenegro. Each of them left their mark of existence.
On a small territory, you will meet the colonnades and aqueducts of antique civilizations, minarets and Turkish spas, the remains of the Ottoman Empire, medieval Christian architecture and painting, on one side, and modern urban architecture with which Montenegro enters the XXI century, on the other side. Even though small, with only 411 km of state borders, Montenegro opens towards Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania and Croatia as their land neighbours, while through its territorial sea it shares its existence with all those states that have coasts.
Its 650,000 citizens and a dozen of cultures which together construct a picture of Montenegro as a multi-ethnic and multicultural country are the greatest treasure of this country.