The tremendous unspoilt beauty of Montenegro remains relatively unknown in the UK, however this only adds to the country’s appeal as a spectacular holiday destination. The name ‘Montenegro’ translates to mean ‘Black Mountain’. Whilst the origin of this name is still debated, it is widely thought to be a reference to Mount Lovćen and the dense forests that cover it. The name originates from Venetian dialect rather than Serbo-Croatian and shows the dominance of the Venetian Empire in the region’s history. Montenegro lies on the west of the west coast of the Balkan Peninsula and boasts a pristine coastline along the South-Adriatic Sea.