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Skadar Lake National Park, Montenegro

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The largest lake in the Balkans, offers swimming, fishing, and opportunities to explore nature. Spread across 222 sq km (86 sq mi) of land, the lake features picturesque sites, a lush, mountainous setting, and small islands with historical monuments. Alongside grassy beach areas and picnic spots, you'll find tourist amenities as well as secluded bays. Take a dip in the lake's blue water, or try some birdwatching. Numerous companies offer guided sightseeing tours of the area, as well as cruises to historic sites. Plan to visit Skadar Lake National Park and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Virpazar attractions using our Virpazar family vacation planner.
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  • Assistance arrived from Serbia after a night Podgoricada rent a car and drive an hour.. The remainder of the Lake within the boundaries of the State of Montenegro in 1983 proclaimed national park is located in the region. Located throughout Europe last pelicans are also in Lewis more than 270 species of birds is one of the richest natural areas in Europe. Another important bird species in the Lake and Gull Lake fishing are also in the field. Most fish are carp, extracted from the Lake sardine and eel. Viticulture around the Lake. You can rent a canoe and boating at the Lake.. Around the Lake there is a fishing village and a castle in the Ottoman period. Vir is a lakeside Market fatigue coffee you can drink. ...
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  • An utterly incredible place - one of Europe's most beautiful areas - with spectacular views and biodiversity but not for much longer. Like many natural wonders in the Balkans, planned unsustainable de...  more »
  • Honestly, a trip on the Lake on a boat has not impressed. Possibly due to bad weather, nakrapyval rain, everything was gray. But the trip has already been paid, there was nowhere to go. Me were from the town of Virpazar on the special channel and everything around it was overgrown with algae. No sights on the way there, sailed just past the ruined fortress on a small island. Beautiful scenery along the No.
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  • Hi All! My husband and I visited Scadar Lake which is really amazing and wonderful place to see but unfortunately we faced a bunch of dishonest crooks who pretend to be a licensed tour provider but who are obviously not. Those people significantly spoilt out overall experience of Scadar Lake visiting that is why I am writing my review here. It would take me long to write here all story but please: -When booking a private boat check different providers and compare them -Try to figure out whether a provider licensed or not -Don't let be lured by people who try to help with parking in Virpazar and then who try hash to sell you their tours- most likely they are bad. Please avoid a young local guy (unfortunately I didn't have a chance to get his name) speaking pretty good English and offering a tour with an elderly guy who doesn't speak English and his chunky 14-15 years old daughter who pretends to know things about history of the region and about Skadar Lake. She doesn't know much at all. Their boat is much worse than others and has very weak engine so you would go at least twice slower than other boats but you would be pay the same fare- 25 euros per hour. So it would mean you would actually pay twice more expensive. We were so dissatisfied with a tour that we complained and asked for discount at the end. Guess what - after mooring back in Virpazar that young guy who we booked initially the tour with was already waiting for us on the shore with his friend. They started shouting at me and my husband: " we do not care whether you are satisfied with the tour or not! You pay money! Now!" It turned out there was nobody else at the moment around and there was nobody to ask for help, for police. I couldn't image it could happen in a modern world to be racketed like this in the heart of touristic place. We paid the full amount they requested and rushed to our car. We wanted to go to police but than we didn't have no prove, no records so not sure police would help us.
  • Beautiful lake even in cloudy weather
  • Beautiful bay with warm water and amazing views. I'd definitely return.
  • This lake is wonderful place. The Montenegro side is a National Park, the Albanian side is not, but from that side I liked the lake even more. There were duck farms in greenery, low lawns, fresh and lively scenery. I would recommend you to go to Albania, the nature is a garden of Eden in here.
  • Everything was ok. Superb nature, small beach to have some fun...but boats are very expensive.