The Bay of Kotor, a part of UNESCO cultural heritage, is undoubtedly most impressive when experienced from the sea. Thanks to its unusual appearance, it is often called the southernmost fjord in Europe, but in fact, the Bay of Kotor is a submerged canyon. The bay consists of 4 smaller bays - Tivat, Herceg Novi, Risan, and Kotor Bay. The narrowest part of the bay, the Verige strait, divides it into the inner and outer parts. The Bay of Kotor exudes an unusual calm and silence. A boat ride will take you through an incomparably picturesque nature, a turbulent history, and enchanting architecture.
Discover the magic of Skadar Lake, a national park in Montenegro, while enjoying a boat tour with experienced guides from our tourist agency. On this tour, the largest freshwater reservoir in the Balkans, Skadar Lake, will welcome you to Montenegro.
Skadar Lake is located on the territory of two countries, Montenegro and Albania, and is a very important historical and natural center for Montenegro. Since 1983, the lake has been a national park, and in 1995 it was listed on the World List of Wetlands of international importance (RAMSAR). Skadar Lake covers an area of 400 km² and offers numerous activities for nature lovers: bird watching (it has been established that Skadar Lake is a habitat for over 270 bird species), vineyards, boat rides, gastronomy, and much more.
The Tara River is the longest river in Montenegro at 158 km, and one of the most beautiful and challenging rivers in Europe and the world. It has an 80 km long canyon, which is also one of the deepest canyons in the world (1,300 m), second only to the Colorado, but in terms of beauty, it is surely the first. It is formed by two small rivers, the Opasanica and the Veruša, which originate below the Komovi Mountain. The last 40 km of the Tara River flow through Bosnia and Herzegovina and in several places form the border between the two countries. Together with the Piva River, it forms the Drina River in Šćepan Polje. The Tara River and canyon are on the UNESCO list of protected areas. The canyon and river met even three criteria (of which only one was sufficient) to become part of the natural world heritage of UNESCO: biological, hydrological, and geological phenomena.
The Tara River is especially attractive with its 69 rapids, where it turns into foam and whirlpools, making it very challenging for tourists. There are powerful rapids, various rapids with deep eddies, limans, pots, and narrows, rare fords. The water is pure, transparent, with various colors, the shores are lush, smooth, steep, and challenging. Due to its picturesque and unfavorable relief, the attractiveness of its strong current, with rapids and sources (about 15 larger ones), with numerous rapids (with a drop of 4.5 meters per kilometer), its richness of flora and fauna, relict and endemic species, the Tara Canyon is unique, unparalleled in the world. The turbulent and turbulent Tara's tributaries carry a large amount of loose material, stones, and sand that the Tara accepts, crushes, and spreads through its bed, creating beautiful cobbles and fine sand beaches. The unique canyon, known in the world as the deepest and steepest river canyon in Europe and the capricious mountain river, attracts many tourists from around the world. Tara is the wildest, most beautiful, and cleanest river on the old continent. Due to its purity, it is called the "tear of Europe.
Njeguši is the birthplace of the eponymous tribe that played a significant role in history by producing prominent bishops and rulers of Montenegro from the Petrović dynasty. A complex of kinship houses made of hewn stone is grouped along the main road leading from Kotor to Cetinje and back. Here are located Njegoš's birth house, the Petrovićs' tower-house, the house of Rade Petrović, and Toma Petrović.
On the other side of the road, in the same yard as Njegoš's birth house, is the house of Duke Mirko Petrović with a threshing floor beside it. Njegoš's birth house is made of stone, with a rectangular base and belongs to the type of traditional folk architecture of the stone part of Montenegro, simple and without decorative elements.
Ada Bojana is an island that was formed artificially, and a popular legend says that in 1858, a ship named "Merito" sank at the mouth of the Bojana River into the sea. The ship was owned by Antun Alegreti from Trogir and was captained by Naporeli. This was a decisive moment for the emergence of Ada because in the 19th century, there were two smaller islands here, so the wreckage of the ship, along with the islands, retained river sediments and thus created Ada Bojana.
This triangular-shaped island is lapped by the sea on one side and the river on the other two, and spreads over as much as 600 hectares.
Ada Bojana has an incredibly rich flora and fauna, and tourists come here en masse to relax and enjoy. What sets it apart from the rest of the coast is the maestral - a wind that is perfect for "kitesurfing".
Also, many agree that this is a place that pulls out negative thoughts and that a longer stay can give people the will and strength for new victories. It is adorned with Mediterranean vegetation, which gives it the charm of the Amazon.
The Monastery of Ostrog is located on the Danilovgrad - Nikšić road, beneath the mountain of the same name, at an altitude of 900m. It was founded by Vasilije Jovanović, better known as St. Vasilije Ostroški, who spent the last years of his life there. St. Vasilije followed in the footsteps of the hermit and ascetic Isaija and found a cave where Isaija used to pray. In that cave, there is the Upper Church dedicated to the Holy Cross. The Upper Monastery consists of the church of the Holy Cross, built in 1665, and the church of the Presentation of the Virgin, whose origin cannot be accurately determined, but legend has it that it was founded by hermits who lived before St. Vasilije. Today, the monastery is a kind of sanctuary and a place of pilgrimage for many believers.
Biogradska Gora National Park was established in 1952. It is located in the northeastern part of Montenegro, between the Lim and Moraca rivers, in the central part of the Bjelasica mountain range, covering an area of 5,650 hectares.
NP Biogradska Gora - is home to one of the last three primeval forests in Europe, and if we venture a little deeper into the depths of the mountain, we will come across the most beautiful sight: the emerald colors of the stunning Biogradska Lake. We will quickly realize that everything is in its place here: centuries-old forests, colorful flowers, and the legend of the lake's creation that has been told for centuries, about how fairies used to dance on the site, which is now the shallowest part of the lake. That place where the shallows are now, used to be a shared field of two brothers. In a quarrel that arose during the division of the grain on the threshing floor, the younger brother killed the older one. Broken by grief, the mother cursed her son, and the earth broke open at the site of the field, creating the lake. But something remains in the measure of the fairies - far from the public eye, beautiful and capricious.
Its protection dates back to 1878 when this territory became the Prince's Reserve, a gift to the then ruler of Montenegro, Prince Nikola. The landscape is extremely mild, with a dominant green color due to the vastness of unique forest ecosystems that alternate with picturesque landscapes of meadow vegetation.
The most significant natural value of this national park is the Biogradska Gora primeval forest, which covers an area of up to 4,500 hectares and is one of the last three in Europe.
In the clear and calm blue-green water, ancient beech trees that surround it and mountain peaks in the distance are reflected. The sight awakens the imagination and leaves an impression of deep mystery, so much so that everyone wishes to remain trapped in this harmony of nature and dark landscapes where the sun barely penetrates and where the scents of vegetation indicate the enormous diversity of the plant and animal world, the eternal guardians of the beautiful Biogradska Gora.