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The National Parks of Montenegro

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montenegro Image of Montenegro: Janusz Recław

Long overlooked in favour of the world’s most popular tourist sites, the tiny state of Montenegro guards its wonderful natural charms quietly. This small country is bursting at the seams with beautiful scenery, including vast national parks, snow capped mountains and clear turquoise lakes.

Still relatively undiscovered by mass tourism, Montenegro is a great destination for those looking for a bit of unspoilt nature in the country’s excellent national parks.

Durmitor National Park

durmitor national park Image: Pudelek

Heading out from Podgorica into the countryside, the beautiful hidden secret of Montenegro’s interior is revealed. Durmitor National Park, in the north of the country, boasts no less than 18 lakes, interspersed by almost 50 mountain peaks and provides stunning scenery and excellent hiking and walking opportunities.

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Large Skrka Lake, Dumitor National Park. Photo Credit: Vlado Vujisic

The Tara River is definitely worth seeing, and a tour along it will take you through forest and open spaces of parkland in this UNESCO designated World Heritage Site.

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Image: Milan B

There’s also the Skadar Lake National Park not far from the capital Podgorica, which is home to a large amount of wildlife and plant species in a uniquely untouched national preservation area. Lake Skadar itself is the largest of its kind in the Balkans, and it’s here that you’ll find the Pavlova Strana which is undoubtedly the most photographed natural site in Montenegro, surrounded by the Crnojevica River. Apart from this major tourist attraction, the National Park is a quiet and untouched natural park, popular only with fishermen going about their day’s business.

Skadar Lake National Park

lake skadar Image: Wusel007

Elsewhere, there’s the Ivanova Korita Adventure Park, which is the perfect place to bring the kids if you want them to have fun whilst enjoying the beautiful natural surrounds. Located in the Lovcen National Park, the Adventure Park allows young and old alike to behave like monkeys and swing across the forest canopies before launching themselves onto tree platforms high above the ground. Those really wanting a piece of nature will also be delighted to know they can sleep in the park in the numerous chalets available for hire.

Lovcen National Park

montenegro national parks Image: Michal Krumnikl/Darwinek

As Montenegro’s secret gets out and mass tourism gets a foothold, it is likely that these areas will become thronged with even more visitors in the summer months. Others will enjoy visiting in the winter months, where the mountain ranges offer great skiing and sledging opportunities.

Whatever your preference, it is fair to say that Montenegro will not disappoint!

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    • Doesn’t it? Sailing along the coast is meant to be amazing too – that’s been on my bucket list for a long time… I have a very, very long list!

  1. Montenegro is only small but incredibly beautiful. I’ve only visited the coastal areas and it is superb value for money too.
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  2. If you are eager to escape mass tourism or discover new cultures: the hinterlands of Montenegro are the right place for you.
    Whether you are discovering Montenegro for the first time or rediscovering it, Montenegro Eco Adventures can take you where you have never been before, places that not many people know about …
    Whether you traveling alone, with some friends of family, you will all get a unique and unforgettable experience!
    Be ready to see authentic villages that will move you, spectacular nature that will leave you in awe…. Montenegro, here we come! 🙂

    • Hi Alexandra,

      Thanks for commenting, and for sharing your company.
      You’ve got some great adventures available there. Montenegro looks like a beautiful place 🙂

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