Although it's Montenegro's biggest city, life could not be quieter here. Free of seaside hustle and bustle, with just a few tourists in sight, Podgorica is down to earth. Don't miss the opportunity to learn how to appreciate the simple pleasures: take a dip in the crystal-clear (and freezing!) waters of a mountain river, or down a shot or two of homemade plum rakia slivovica before biting into smoky bacon – prshut. You can even kiss your sweetheart at the spectacular Millennium Bridge.
Podgorica's new landmark, the Cathedral of the Resurrection, has many stunning frescoes – including one featuring a man wearing an office shirt and a tie.
Spend the rest of your time inspecting the historical ruins and old mosques in the centre of the town, or the hand-painted murals at the Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ and St. George's Church – and then get back to prshut and slivovica, just like the locals do!