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Skadar Lake National Park, Montenegro

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#5 of 27 in Nature in 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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  • Recently visited the national park from budva. The lake is stunning and the restaurants and little shops add to the charm of the place. Myself and sister (rather naively) thought it was small enough t...  more »
  • We travelled from Morinj which took about 2 1/2 hours. It is a beautiful lake. We went to Rijeka Crnojevića first which is a lovely quiet village with lovely views, then on the way to Virpazar we stop...  more »
  • There is a information center above the restaurant, which is interesting to look at and the staf is very friendly if you have questions At the terrace you can enjoy the view and look at the migrating ...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 !
  • 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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