The International Conference on International Conference on Quantum Coherent Phenomena at Nanoscale “QCPN2016” will take place in the Maestral Resort Hotel, situated in the most beautiful part of the Montenegrin coast, a romantic rocky bay, just a few kilometers away from Budva. This princely accommodation serve mission for vacation, business, meeting accommodation and special events, always providing hotel facilities and a professional team.
Climate and weather
The climate is warm, dry, and sunny, with over 270 sunny days every year. High mountains shelter the coastal region from cold inland winds. The average temperature on the coast during summer is 23°C, while in winter it is about 10°C. Hot days with temperatures over 30°C are most common in July. The sea temperature is approximately 25°C in summer and never below 18°C during the mid-season (May and October).
Winter on the coast in Montenegro is mild, often sunny with only occasional rains. Snow and cold rule in the mountains: during winter, temperatures here can drop down to – 10°C/15°C. This creates great conditions for snow sports – skiing and snowboarding.
The climate of Montenegro, besides its latitude and altitude is also characterized by the water area of the Adriatic Sea and lake Skadar, then by deep penetration of the sea into the mainland in the Bay of Boka. Also, high mountains Orien, Lovcen and Rumija as well as the mountain massif of the Durmitor, Bjelasica and Prokletije
prevent warm wind from entering. The south of Montenegro enjoys a Mediterranean climate, with long dry
summers and short mild winters. At the seaside, average July maximum temperatures are around 28C with a
high approaching 30C, winter maximum temperatures are around -10C and minimums around –27.5C. Podgorica is the warmest city in Montenegro, where maximum temperature can reach up to 40C and the minimum -10C.
In the central and northern part of Montenegro, the climate is continental though influenced by Mediterranean climate manifested by precipitations and a higher temperature in winter months. Climate in the northernmost part of the republic is based on Continental climate with great temperature differences during the year and smaller volume of precipitations. High karst mountain area is Sub-alpine with cold snowy winters and moderate
summers. Average precipitations vary from 960 to 2.900 l/m2, while the region of Krivosije (Crkvica) has a European maximum of precipitations, on average about 4.800l/m2 and in the record years 7.000l/m2. On average there are 142 sunny days a year, while air humidity is from 50% in Podgorica, during summer,
up to 80% in Kolasin and Niksic during autumn months.
Hydrological and meteorological service of Montenegro www.meteo.co.me
Quick facts about Montenegro
Length of borders: 614 km
Capital: Podgorica (approx. 180.810 inhabitants; administrative and
Historical capital: Cetinje (18.500 inhabitants, historical and cultural centre)
Other major cities: Niksic (75.000), Bijelo Polje (50.000), Bar
(40.000), Berane (35.000), Pljevlja
(35.000), Herceg Novi (33.000)
Religion: Most of the population is Christian Orthodox, with a
significant Muslim minority and a notable Roman Catholic presence in some parts of the country.
Language: Montenegrin is the official language. Both the Cyrillic and
Latin alphabet are in use. Albanian is spoken in some communities that have a majority
Foreign languages: English, German, Russian, French and Italian are the most common foreign
languages spoken at the tourist resorts.
Airports – Podgorica and Tivat
Currency: Euro (€)
Telephone code +382
Mobile connection GSM 1800/900
Time zone: GTM +1
Electrical power: 220V/50Hz. Sockets are round two-pin.
Internet domains .me
Length of coastline – 300 km
Total length of beaches – 73 km
Number of beaches: 117
Highest peaks: Maja Rosit (Prokletije) – 2524 meters, Zla Kolata (Prokletije) – 2534 meters; Dobra Kolata (Prokletije) – 2528 meters; Bobotov Kuk (Durmitor) -2523 meters
Largest lake: Skadar Lake (391 m²)
Deepest canyon: Tara (1300 meters)
National parks: Durmitor, Biogradska gora, Skadarsko jezero, Lovćen, Prokletije
UNESCO heritage sites:
Durmitor National Park, Natural and Cultural – Historical Region of Kotor
Average air temperature: 27.4 ºC (summer)
Maximum sea temperature: 27.1 ºC
Average number of sunny days per year: 240
Swimming season: 180 days
Standard working hours are from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m.
During the high season, most shops and restaurants stay open until late at night.
Banks are open from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m.
Montenegro’s cuisine especially long the coast is a Mediterranean cuisine with a distinctive Italian influence: various kinds of fish, seafood, and vegetable dishes. Continental cuisine offers many different meat dishes, as well as variety of cheeses, potatoes and beans, river and lake fish.
Smoked ham – Njeguski prsut – holds a special place on the local menu and will be offered to you in every restaurant.
Rich sunshine and gentle breezes create great conditions for winemaking. In Montenegro you can taste the local Vranac and Krstaac wines, as well as classic Merlot, Cabernet, Chardonnay, and Sauvignon.
Tips are given to waiters, taxi drivers, porters and other hotel staff. Usually tips are 10% of the total of the bill.
Useful phone numbers
Weather report: 044800200
Help on roads: 19807
Sending telegrams by phone: 126
International calls: 1201
Montenegro Customer Care – 1300
(24h – Tourist service)
Internet of Montenegro
Number for Dial-up connections: 19402
• Pro Monte GSM www.promonte.com
User’s service: 9898
• T-Mobile www.t-com.me
• User’s service: 080 080 000
• E-mail: email@example.com
• M-Tel www.mtel-cg.com
• User’s service: 068 9868E-mail:
More information about the country can be found on the official website of the National Tourism Organization of Montenegro
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