Montenegro is one of the best travel destinations for nature and adventure lovers. Located in the Balkan region in south-eastern Europe, Montenegro is known for its medieval villages, rugged mountains, its beautiful beaches and coastline along the Adriatic Sea. The Durmitor National Park is home to some of the most exquisite flora and fauna in the region, surrounded by glacial lakes, limestone peaks, a 1300 meter deep River Canyon, making it a perfect location to find some of the best Montenegro waterfalls in the region.

4 Best Montenegro Waterfalls

This list of some of the must-see Montenegro waterfalls for every nature lover when they visit Montenegro. So, while you’re out and about in this land, make sure you check these out!

1. Cijevna Waterfall
2. Tara Canyon
3. Kravice Waterfall
4. Grlja Canyon and Waterfall

1. Cijevna Waterfall

Cijevna Waterfall

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Popularly referred to as the “Niagara Falls of Montenegro” and can be ranked as the best Montenegro waterfalls. The Cijevna waterfall is part of the Cijevna river and is located only a 10-minute from Podgorica. The Cijevna waterfall might not be as large as the Niagara Falls; it offers a majestic view of the Cijevna river cascading down the drop. The best time to visit the Cijevna waterfall is during early spring when the snow begins to melt; the Cijevna river becomes more powerful and swift. While early-spring period is the best time to visit and witness the Cijevna waterfall, visitors are advised not to swim in the river during this period as it can be very dangerous due to the volume and the power at which both the Cijevna river and the waterfall flow.

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2. Tara Canyon

Tara Canyon

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Often referred to as the “Grand Canon of Montenegro”, the Tara Canyon is home to countless small and seasonal waterfalls, which can be witnessed during the early-spring and post heavy rains. The Tara Canyon is about 82-km long and is covered with a dense pine forest, many lakes and the Tara Canyon runs through the Durmitor National Park.

The Tara Canyon is also great spot for adventure junkies who can enjoy a wide array of adventure sports here, from Whiteriver rafting, zip-lining, trekking, jeep safaris. Nature lovers can also enjoy the majestic beauty and a bird’s eye view of the Tara Canyon and all its waterfalls from Mount Curevac.

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3. Kravice Waterfall

Kravice Waterfall

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The Kravice waterfall is a must-visit Montenegro waterfall for every kind of traveller and tourist. This waterfall offers some of the most mesmerising sights and scene nature has to offer, allows visitors to relax and dine with the majestic view of the this waterfall, and, do not forget to ask the locals the story behind how the waterfall got its name.

This waterfall is located about 30 miles south of Mostar and is frequented by tourist not only are visiting Montenegro but also by tourist from Bosnia and Croatia in Europe. Summers are the best time to visit the waterfall when the temperatures are warm, the waterfall flows with magnificent force and speed, offering some of a much more majestic sight when compared during winters. This waterfall is 28-meters high and has a water amphitheatre which is over 120-meters across.

Visitors can enjoy the magnificence of the waterfall and its surroundings, take a swim or simply relax and dine in one of the restaurants located near the waterfall, offering a great view while your drink and dine.

Visitors need to follow certain rules while they visit the waterfall, as the waterfall has strict rules to protect its ecosystem and some absurd rules which need to be followed while at the waterfall. Visitors cannot litter or pollute the waterfall and its surroundings, and there are proposals for banning plastic in and around the This waterfall. Another absurd rule visitors need to follow while entering the waterfall is refraining from any religious activities. Yes, visitors are not allowed to pray or perform any religious rites or activities here.

Also, every visitor needs to ask the locals regarding the story of how the waterfall got its name. How the waterfall got its name is not a myth or some legend, but an actual funny incident which took place here. Kravice means ‘little cow’. Once a little cow had fallen in the river uphill. The locals thought that the cow must have died, but the cow was found at the bottom of the waterfall, and ever since the locals jokingly started referring to the waterfall as Kravice, and that’s how the waterfall got its name.

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4. Grlja Canyon and Waterfall

Grlja Canyon and Waterfall

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The Grlja Canyon is a spectacular sight where the Vusankskim stream meets the Vusanje river, and this is how the canyon derives its name. As the Vusanje river flows downwards in the Gjlja canyon, it becomes much more furious and forms some of the most spectacular Montenegro waterfalls which can appear like an entrance to another world which is underground.

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While Montenegro might be small in size, it has a lot to offer to travellers, both regarding nature and culture. Montenegro waterfalls are some of the most majestic in Europe and is a must see by every traveller. So, plan your trip to Europe to soak in the serene vibes of this place and have an amazing time amid the scenic views of these waterfalls!

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