Herceg Novi is a town located near the Montenegrin-Croatian border – and for people who frequently stay here, one thing comes to mind when someone mentions Herceg Novi – stairs. As the town is very hilly (as the name of the country, Montenegro, suggests), expect to work your thighs by going up and down a lot, that is unless you’re super lucky and manage to book accommodation right next to the beach.
The reason I went to Herceg Novi was because of its annual film festival, where you can find some real gems of both local and international cinema. They are shown in the town’s famous landmark, Sahat Kula – and we all know nothing beats watching a good movie outdoors on a breezy summer night. We spent the scorching hot days seeking refuge in one of Herceg Novi’s many seaside bars and cafes and the slightly cooler Old Town. We also used this opportunity to go to Lustica Bay (a short car ride away), whose wild and gorgeous beaches still remain unspoiled.