Area: 13,812 sq km
Population: 610,000 (2020 est.)
Median age: 39.6 years
Official language: Montenegrin
Currency: Euro (EUR)
A land of geographic diversity and unspoiled nature
In 1991, the Montenegrin Parliament adopted the Declaration on the Ecological State of Montenegro, a concept that is incorporated in the country’s Constitution. A land of geographic diversity and unspoiled nature, Montenegro is home to five national parks, several UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the largest freshwater lake in the Balkans and second longest canyon in the world. With over 240 annual sunny days, the Balkan state is experiencing phenomenal growth within the tourism sector.
Montenegro’s unique geographic and climatic diversities set the stage for a host of outdoor activities for all ages and interests. Along the coastline, there’s swimming, fishing, snorkeling, sailing, yachting and kite surfing. In winter, the mountainous hinterland is home to several alpine and cross-country ski resorts, while during the warmer months, the rugged terrain transforms into an idyllic environment for golf, biking, cave exploration, climbing, fly-fishing, and hiking, as well as thrilling white water rafting.
Kolašin’s key natural attractions include the UNESCO-protected Tara River, also known as the ‘Tear of Europe’ thanks to its pristine waters, which flow directly next to the resort. The Tara is also internationally known for its spectacular canyon, one of the deepest in the world, and the high adrenaline rafting facilities.
Also nearby is the Biogradska Gora national park, a premium tourist attraction featuring a distinctive ecosystem with picturesque meadows and one of Europe’s last remaining rainforests. Other seasonal activities include hiking, canyoning, jeep safari, mountain biking and many more.
Secluded from the traffic of the Kolašin-Mojkovac main road, and just a 15-minute walk away from the town center, the site is perfectly tucked away in the vicinity of a lush emerald forest – a natural enclosure where the gentle breeze brings a limitless supply of fresh mountain air.
The resort’s disposition on the right bank of the Tara River is the setting of a planned green pedestrian spine that will connect Montis Mountain Resort with a cable car station, forming a direct link with the ski centre. The planned riverside promenade will also connect the resort with nearby sports, leisure, recreational and other facilities along the banks of the Tara.
Alongside Žabljak, Kolašin is one the country’s two winter sports destinations and is currently undergoing extensive infrastructural development. The town’s existing ski centre is the country’s first to offer modern winter sports amenities, which makes it the backbone of the Montenegrin Government’s vision – valorization of the northern region’s natural resources and tourism infrastructure development.
Currently, the Kolašin ski resort has 46km of active Alpine and Nordic ski trails, with further 15km expected to be developed by the end of 2021, and expansion plans of up to 125km and beyond in the near future.
Kolašin is connected with other regions of Montenegro by two-lane motorways. It is situated on the main road connecting Montenegro’s coast and the capital, Podgorica, with the northern region of Montenegro and Serbia (E65 and E80).
Currently, Montenegro’s most significant investment project is a new motorway connecting Kolašin with Podgorica, which was completed in 2022, cutting the travel time between the two destinations to under 30 minutes.
Podgorica International Airport, facilitating regular flights to major European destinations, is only 80 km away and is reachable by car via the newly-built motorway in just 30 minutes.