For good reason, European travel often revolves around top city destinations for visitors to amazing urban centers like Paris, Rome, London, or Barcelona. Then there are also alluring famous European beach destinations like Santorini, Ibiza, Mallorca, and St. Tropez. But in the first ecological state in the world, Montenegro travel demands attention to nature. And the crowning jewels of Montenegro's epic natural landscape are of course the national parks.

10% of the country's territory resides within the borders of one of the 5 iconic national parks, each showcasing an inimitable blend of ecosystems, microclimates, endemic species, and natural wonders. With their diverse, life-giving ecology and stunning views, the national parks are sights that demand first priority in any Montenegro travel itinerary.