Montenegro in March: a riot of flowers and paints, eco-tourism and excursion tourism.
Montenegro breathes in spring in March. The number of clear and warm days increases considerably, the nature comes to life, and the air on the coast and in the central regions is soaked in the aromas of camellia, rosemary, glycinia, tulip and rose.
Sunny weather, low prices on excursions and a small stream of tourists favor sightseeing in the frame of blossoming trees and blossoming greenery.
At the same time, March is the final month of the ski season. On the famous slopes of Kolashin and Zabljak there are still many tourists who are in a hurry to take advantage of another opportunity to go snowboarding or skiing on a flat snow layer.
In early spring, Montenegro hosts traditional sports events and stunningly beautiful national festivals and celebrations. This is the time when the eco-tourism season opens up and connoisseurs of this increasingly popular holiday destination come here to enjoy the pristine natural beauty of national parks and ecological villages.
Weather in Montenegro in March
In March, the south and southwest of Montenegro will see the real spring. During the day the air on the Adriatic coast is heated up to +15…+22 degrees, and at night the temperature drops to +8…+11 degrees.
Average air temperature in Montenegro in March
In the central regions it is noticeably cooler – daytime temperature in Podgorica and Cetinje does not exceed +15 degrees, and at night the thermometer does not rise above +6 degrees.
Water temperature in Montenegro in March.
The low temperature persists in the mountains and in the north of the country, where there is still a steady snow cover and continues the ski season. In Kolashin and Zabljak the temperature during the day fluctuates about +5 degrees, and at night it drops to -3 degrees.
Air temperature in Montenegro by city in March.
Precipitation in early spring is quite frequent in Montenegro, but the number of rainy days is noticeably reduced. In coastal Kotor and Budva rains do not occur more often than 12 days.
During this period, up to 170 mm of rainfall is observed here. In the center – for 13 rainy days they fix up to 360 mm of precipitation. In the mountainous areas of 16 days in a month it snows up to 185 mm.
Light Day in Montenegro in March.
Already in the first days of March the streets of Montenegrin towns and villages are filled with rich floral fragrance, and the hills and fields are covered with a carpet of snowdrops, crocuses and irises. By the end of the month, the trees blossom in lush crowns, birds singing is heard everywhere, and street cafes are filled with people.
What to do in Montenegro in March
In March, the water off the coast of Montenegro is only beginning to warm up after the winter, so it is too early for a beach holiday. However, bathing suits can be quite useful, given that on some days the air temperature rises to +22 degrees, providing an excellent opportunity for sunbathing.
On warm spring days the beaches of Montenegro are perfect for leisurely walks, enjoying the fresh sea air and surf noise.
Ski resorts continue to welcome tourists and locals, providing excellent conditions, developed infrastructure and high quality services for active recreation.
Pleasant weather and still few people flow of travelers allow to slowly explore numerous ancient architectural monuments and historical sites, absorbing the rich national heritage.
Connoisseurs of nature will discover picturesque landscapes rich in biological, geological and ecosystem diversity, which have not been altered by human activity.
Sports events and competitions
While the coastal zone and the centre of Montenegro is blossoming with a riot of spring paints, the snow-covered slopes of the ski resorts bring guests to the traditional Durmitor Golden Eagle Slalom and the International Para Ski Cup.
At the same time, the finale of the three-month hot winter festival in the mountains takes place here, the scale of which includes the towns of Kolashin, Zabljak, Niksic, Rozhae, Berane. International cycling races On the roads of King Nikola are attended by athletes from many countries of the world.
Festivals and holidays
In March, the Montenegrin coast turns into a real flower bed. In parks, gardens and city streets numerous flowers of all colors of the rainbow blossom, and the air is filled with wonderful aromas. Locals greet the arrival of spring with the annual Camellia Days Festival, which has been held in the vicinity of Kotor since 1975.
During the festivities, the small village of Stoliv becomes a venue for a variety of theatrical performances, flower shows, contests, exhibitions, concerts, tastings of local wines and national cuisine.
Montenegro is the most environmentally friendly region in Europe. Thousands of admirers of natural beauties and eco-tourists from all over the world come here again and again, inspired by the famous national parks. Every year, in the first days of March, Budva opens a new tourist season with the Spring Camp and Metubes Fair.
Montenegro is a center of ecotourism
A mountainous country on the Adriatic coast is rightly considered a European ecological park. Foreign tourists feel a real unity with nature in ecological villages, where unique natural conditions are preserved, and guests are offered a high level of service and food prepared according to special recipes from environmentally friendly products of local origin.
The unspoilt nature of the four national parks of Montenegro attracts many travelers:
- Durmitor Nature Park is a 39 thousand hectare mountain massif consisting of 48 peaks. Rich in glacial lakes, relict forests and a variety of ecosystems, the unique natural site is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
- The Zeta River Valley and the shore of Lake Skadar are home to 270 bird species, almost a third of which are on the verge of extinction. The largest lake in the Balkans contains more than 50 species of fish. Its waters are filled with rivers of the Zeta valley, and then go out along the Boyana riverbed to the Adriatic Sea.
- Biogradska Gora is a natural park in the north-east of Montenegro in the mountain massif of Belogorica. On the territory of 5.5 thousand hectares 10 mountain peaks, untouched by man relict forest and Biogradskoye Lake are united.
- 4Lovcen – the area between Cetinje and Kotor, known for its caves and troughs. Lovcen mountain massif is the burial place of the ruler of Montenegro Peter II Negosh. The medieval mausoleum is erected at the top of the mountain, to which a tunnel with a staircase of 461 steps leads. On the territory of the reserve there are more than 1300 species of rare plants.
Warm March weather favours long walks through the cobbled streets of ancient Montenegrin towns. The old town in Kotor has preserved the stunning atmosphere of the 14th century with numerous ancient temples and palaces, museums and towers.
In ancient Risan, north of Kotor, you can see Roman mosaics of the II century. In the port Bar, where the stories of different cultures and eras intertwined, to this day there are traces of 300 years of Ottoman rule, and in its surroundings you can see old olive trees, keeping the memory of past times.
Montenegro in March will be pleased with the warmth and excellent leisure time. Here you will find activities for lovers of active recreation, connoisseurs of peace and romanticism, admirers of natural treasures, ancient history and national flavor.