Kolasin is a small town founded by Turks in the 17th century surrounded by the Tara and Moraca rivers and mountains. Kolasin is located at 960m and offers excellent holiday opportunities in both winter and summer and because of its altitude and favourable climate it is considered an "air spa". A special attraction for visitors is the Biogradska Gora National Park (established in 1952), just a 10 minute drive to the north, which is one of three preserved virgin forests of Europe; the Biogradsko Lake (1094m) has many walking paths around its shores. Adorned with century-old trees and tame meadows this park represents magnificent natural value. Lake Biograd in the National Park is one of 5 magnificent glacier lakes, definitely worth a visit. The nearby Morača Monastery is a precious mediaeval monument, boasting famous frescoes.
The town lies 960 meters above sea level, the area around Kolasin is also famous for skiing - Mount Bjelasica has one of the most modern ski centres in Europe [Ski Kolasin 1450, just 8kms away), offering a six-seat ski lift and ski runs from as high as 2000m. The 25 km of ski slopes available are suitable both for expert skiers and beginners of any age.
Where to stay
The Bianca Resort & Spa is surrounded by pine forest and offers spectacular views of the Bjelasica mountains; it offers luxury accommodation and high quality dining.
"We loved Kolasin and found walks from the town as well as Biogradska park. We could have spent longer there."
A Royston, UK, Sept 2017