Lake Skadar National Park

About Lake Skadar National Park

Located in the southeast of the country and until recently completely off the beaten track, Lake Skadar is surrounded by mountains, is also one of the largest lakes in Europe and it's eastern shores disappear across the border into Albania. The Skadarsko Jezero National Park is not just an important place of natural beauty in Montenegro it is also on the RAMSAR list of "Wetlands of International Importance" and one of the biggest bird preserves in Europe.

The lake varies in volume and extent considerably during the year as the rivers that feed it wax and wane but the water is always clean and fresh as it is continually fed by underground springs, some of which are below sea level.

The charming little town of Virpazar is the main harbour for excursions on to the lake and hosts the national park visitor centre. Staying here is an excellent choice not just for the lake but also to visit the many small monasteries, villages and wine producers in the area.

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