Southern, coastal region – it lies on the coast of the Adriatic Sea and consists of municipalities Ulcinj, Bar, Budva, Kotor, Tivat and Herceg Novi. A notable feature of the coast is Bay of Kotor, the pearl of the coast, the southernmost fjord in Europe, together with the town of Kotor that guards the walls of the old town, which is under UNESCO protection. The coastal cuisine is different from the one made in other parts of the country, and is dominated by sea food. Fishing has always been a significant economic activity in the south, together with olive growing, which is present in Bar and Boka the most. The climate is Mediterranean one, and even though it is coastal area, it is surrounded by mountains that are a trademark of Montenegro, its name itself telling that it is mountainous country.
Central region – this part consists of the capital, Podgorica, but it also includes the historical capital Cetinje, the home of the National Park Lovćen, then the towns of Danilovgrad and Nikšić. This is the area abundant in cultural and historical monuments, and some exceptional natural features. This region is dominated by the famous Skadar Lake, the one that the country shares with Albania and which also has the status of national park. Agriculturally considered, various products are made here and this fact also marks the gastronomy of the region, which is the richest one in the country – from Crmnica wine, carp and bleak from the Skadar Lake, to ham and cheese from Njeguši, figs, fruit and vegetables grown in Bjelopavlići region and Zeta valley, which is the most fertile area in Montenegro.
Northern region – this is the largest region in Montenegro, and it is characterized by high mountains and continental climate, with harsh winters and a lot of snow. Three national parks are situated here – Durmitor, Biogradska Gora and Prokletije, together with two nature parks – Piva and Komovi. This shows that this region houses some exceptional natural values, a lot of fast, mountainous rivers, glacier lakes, challenging mountain peaks, it is rich in conifer and deciduous forests and numerous pastures and green meadows. People here have been doing cattle breeding from ages past, the region is well known for its cheese, clotted cream and other dairy products, but also for its potato, corn and other cereals. They also grow fruit – plums, pears and apples and make brandy of them. It is also rich with forest products, mushrooms, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries and local housewives make various delicacies using these.
UNITED RURAL HOUSEHOLDS
Rural Tourism Association – Tourism in villages is an organization that gathers agricultural households from all over Montenegro who offer tourism services. The Association is established with an intention to do everything that is possible to ensure that rural tourism sector, which is at its very beginning here in Montenegro, grow and improve, and to help the families who live in rural parts and are into agriculture, make some additional incomes, as well as to represent a further incentive to preserve Montenegrin villages.