The spectacular mountains and coastlines of Montenegro have overwhelmed many a visitor and the rest of the world is slowly learning about a destination which has previously been a favourite haunt of many an Eastern European traveller. A fascinating mix of east and west, you’ll find Roman mosaics, Orthodox monasteries, mosques and Catholic churches here. Montenegro spent 50 years as a communist state, leaving it with a historic legacy which will intrigue even the least curious historian. The two most popular towns, Kotor and Budva, are full of architectural gems, with the latter being home to a very nice beach. Alternatively, head inland to the mountains, and visit the national park at Durmitor, where you can take a kayak through the canyon or pay a visit to the sleepy former Royal capital of Cetinje. Locals are friendly and welcoming and crime is low. Welcoming hugs and large plates of food greet visitors in a country which is barely two-thirds of the size of Wales.