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Lake Skadar 2

Image Water lily This lake, which is unique in many ways, and has the status of a national park, covers a total area of 391 sq. km.Image ImagePavlova strana (Pavle's side) Two thirds of the lake belong to Montenegro, a one third is in Albania. Lake Skadar has a large number of sandy beaches and picnic sites, which are renown not only for their beauty but also for their restaurants which offer a wide range of local specialties. These include smoked carp, Crmnica wine, eels... This is a particular species of carp which only lives in Lake Skadar. ImageThe lake and the surrounding area, are registered under the Rasmar convention, in the world list of wetlands of international importance. The average depth is 6 meters, reaching 60 meters in some places, and the whole of the lake is below sea level. Image Virpazar Lake Skadar and the surrounding area are rich in cultural and historic sites. They are known for the churches and monasteries on the islands in the lake: Starcevo, Becka, Moracnik and others. Image Rijeka Crnojevica, the bridge ImageThe area is also known for its medieval castles and fortified towns such as Zabljak Crnojevica, Obod, the site of the printing press which printed the first book in this part of the world in 1494, and the well-known Lesendro etc.Image Campers at Karuc At Karuc are the remains of the Prince's summer house, the bridge at Rijeka Crnojevica, the memorial to the uprising of 13th July in Virpazar Image The Prince’s summer house in Karuc In this unique natural reserve, rich in flora and fauna, live a large number of birds, amongst them the pelican. Lake Skadar is one of the world's unique bird reserves. Image Image Image Ideal for bird watchers, fishermen, hunters, lovers of medieval history, architecture, and as we have already stated, gourmets. Image View of Pavle's Side from the lake Image View of Mt. Lovcen from the lake Photos by Darko Labudovic & Mladen Perazic Montenegro.com
crmnica selo godinje 01Crmnica - the village of GodinjePictures and text: Boro Milovic, Godinje is a small village in the mountains above Lake Skadar with nearly one hundred ancient stone houses set above a picturesque valley. Godinje is considered by many to be...
203_01 picture_014Along beside the water from Virpazar to Rijeka CrnojevicaVirpazar is an interesting stopping-off point in Montenegro for a number of reasons.  Nearly 1300 people live in this sleepy little city, which lies on the northern tip of the large Lake Skadar (Skadarsko Jezero). ...
01 zabljak crnojevicaZabljak CrnojevicaThere is an extremely large number of very unusual and interesting medieval fortified towns throughout Montenegro....
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