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Visit before the word gets out. The Balkans were overlooked by international tourists because of the regions tumultuous past. But most of the region has come back stronger. A lot of people don’t even know that Montenegro, which is often referred to as the pearl of the Mediterranean, has been independent since 2006. Go to Kotor for a true untouched retreat. Sail through Kotor Bay for a unique experience. Visit iconic landmarks which include Kotor’s Castle of San Giovanni, City Walls, St. Tryphon Cathedral, and Piazza of the arms.