ABOUT FORZA HOTELS
A Retreat of Choice
While practicing the finest approach to tourism, the Joketic family has always kept in mind the treasures of Montenegro’s culture, history, and heritage as well as its astonishing beauty, which they promote alongside their impeccable service and hospitality model.
Legend Has It—How Dobrota and Kotor were founded
Two poor world travellers came to a grey sea. As they were exhausted from the long trip, they sat on a rock and saw an inscription that read, “Measure 10 lengths, dig, and stop.” They measured the required length, dug, and uncovered a small chest. At the bottom of the chest were golden words—“This is everyone’s goodness.”
That night before they went to sleep, they saw other shimmering words—“Wish for whatever you want before you sleep.” They wished for nice stone houses and beautiful wives, and when they woke up, they saw two white castles and women looking out the windows at the sea. So every night before they went to sleep, they wished for more nice houses, and they always woke up and saw them.
An Authentic Mediterranean Hideout
As an outstanding destination in the Mediterranean Sea, Montenegro has it all—the beautiful Adriatic coast, unfathomable mountain ranges, and great food. The English poet Lord Byron wrote, “At the moment of the creation of our planet, the most beautiful merging of land and sea occurred at the Montenegrin seaside … When the pearls of nature were sworn, an abundance of them were strewn all over this area.”
The biggest advantage visitors to Montenegro have is easy access to all the country’s sights and offerings. They can spend half a day swimming and sunbathing, enjoy a lovely afternoon walking trails or rafting on the Tara River in Europe’s deepest canyon, and then enjoy stargazing at night.
The country’s abundance of cultural sites and landmarks makes it hard to decide which place is the definite hot spot. They include the island-hotel Sveti Stefan; Budva, a favourite clubbing and nightlife destination; Porto Montenegro, a nautical village and luxury yacht club in Tivat; the museums of Perast and its two jewel islands, Our Lady of the Rocks and St. George Island in Boka Bay; Cetinje, the old capital of Montenegro; and ski destinations including Kolasin and Zabljak.
The country’s rich, natural beauty is on display in its five national parks starting in the south with Skadar Lake, the largest lake on the Balkan Peninsula, and Lovcen, which rises above the Adriatic. To the north is the oldest national park in Montenegro and a rain forest unique to this part of Europe, Biogradska Gora. Prokletije is in the southern Alps at the borders of Kosovo, Albania, and Serbia. The largest national park is Durmitor with its glacial lakes among which Crno Lake is the most popular.
The whole country offers visitors tastes, experiences, and views that represent the best of what the Mediterranean offers including local wines and dishes including kacamak, cicvara, carp, pit-roasted lamb, veal, and fresh fish and other seafood delicacies. So many things to enjoy—start planning!