Europe's best-kept secret
When Yugoslavia broke up and descended into civil war in the 1990s, the impact was felt in neighbouring Montenegro, too. Back on travellers' radar, this ruggedly beautiful Mediterranean country has emerged as a go-to destination for those in the know. Home to UNESCO World Heritage sites, loads of national parks, massive limestone cliffs, captivating history and Kotor, one of Europe's most beautiful bays, don't be surprised if the name "Montenegro" starts popping up in your friends' status updates. Beat the crowds and get there first.