Skadar Lake National Park, Montenegro

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#5 of 27 in Nature in Montenegro
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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  • August 16, 2017
    I honestly cannot understand the rave reviews ... .... 1-boat captain (at least our) absolutely a Mummy: didn't say a word all the way round, 2-3 words of English he knew right rudeness media Virpazar villagers from which the tour that touches the far-fetched 3-Lake absolutely nothing that: 2 hour tour barbosissima with almost nothing to see than many other parks I have visited other countries spending on the tour boat and 10 euro 4 for the entrance to the Park. Not recommended, in my opinion
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  • August 10, 2017
    At Virpazar drive. Free parking at the entrance. Just after the bridge, on the left, there are boat rentals. We price a "private" family boat €65 (+ €4 per persons) for 3 hours of walk for 4 people, drinks and doughnuts included. As well as a reduction in a small restaurant in the city. The "guide" didn't speak any English, but he was funny and friendly. The landscapes are beautiful, bathing enjoyable, even if the water in the Lake is "opaque"! We have not seen a lot of birds. It is the only interest of Virpazar... We came away almost as soon as the complete ballad...
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  • August 10, 2017
    Ivana's boat trip was the highlight of our stay. The care and attention she gives her guests is amazing, from the cold drinks and homemade nibbles provided to the information she gives about the lake....  more »
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  • June 20, 2017
    We took boat ride from Virpazar June 2017 and we had beautiful one hour on the lake (2 people 25€ plus 4€ per person park fee). We encountered numerous birds and seen some nice historical building remains. Our boat driver was pleasant and give us some interesting info (in local language) of surrounding and life here but was in no way professional tour guide :). We enjoyed this wiser very much.
  • June 29, 2017
    Another amazing place in Montenegro. Fist, the horseshoe canyon is absolutely gorgeous. You can also see the mountains far in the distance . The trip with the boat, although only an hour long is well worth it.
  • May 29, 2017
    Visited at the end of May so reasonably quiet. Apparently gets very busy in high season. We took a private boat trip which cost just €30 for 1.5 hours.Family run boat called Zabes. The captain was great and very knowledgeable about the wildlife and flora. He also fed us homemade doughnuts with cheese and honey. We saw pelicans and many other birds. Was well worth the money.
  • June 1, 2017
    Such an amazing place ! I made a 2h cruise on the Skadar Lake from a nice little village named Virpazar. The islands are beautiful and the boat made us cross a nenuphar field (not sure all companies do that). After, you can take the car and drive all around the lake. The view is stunning ! A lot of little typical villages are there and seems to be lost in time. If you go to Montenegro, you have to plan visit it !
  • June 30, 2017
    Huge lake with plenty of birds and other wildlife. Try renting a boat and explore the lake and national park around it.

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