Podgorica, the capital of Montenegro is located in the center of the country, in the Montenegrin plain, between the Dinaric mountains and the Skadar Lake. Metropolis of Montenegro – Podgorica is located on the banks of six rivers – Moraca, Ribnica, Zeta, Sitnice, Mareža and Cijevne, at an altitude of 45 meters, 56 km from the Adriatic Sea, at the connection of the fertile Zeta valley and the Bjelopavlicka plain. Podgorica also represents a kind of natural intersection because it is about 50 km south of the Montenegrin coast, while about 70 km north of Podgorica there are famous ski centers. Podgorica is especially known for exceptionally warm flights and Mediterranean climate: temperature in Podgorica above 40 ° C is common during July and August. The highest recorded temperature of 45.8 ° C was measured on 16 August 2007 in Podgorica, making it the hottest city in Europe.
The word “Podgorica” means “below the hill”, and it is a name for a forest covered with cypress trees, overlooking the city center.
The city of Podgorica is certainly worth a visit, thanks to an interesting combination of old and modern, its “coffee culture” and nightlife, as well as the relaxed Mediterranean atmosphere. Montenegrin coast and mountain tourist centers are available for an hour drive from the city, so Podgorica is a great starting point for day trips to any part of Montenegro. Podgorica has numerous large and small hotels and excellent shopping opportunities. At a distance of 2 hours are famous ski centers of Montenegro.