Experience natural beauty at Lake Skadar
The coastline of Montenegro is known for its fantastic beaches and charming medieval seaside towns – ideal for relaxed holidays. By contrast, inland Montenegro offers dramatic wild beauty and is the domain of mountains, lakes, forests and abundant wildlife.
Easily reached just a 10-minute drive from the Adriatic coast, Lake Skadar sits in the Skadar Valley surrounded by mountains. Two thirds of the lake is in Montenegro, with the remainder in Albania, and at 44 kilometres long and 14 kilometres wide in the summer months, it’s the biggest lake on the Balkan Peninsula.
The area has been regarded as having a magical charm by Montenegrins for centuries and is the source of two traditional myths. The first is that is was created by the tears of a pixie, and the second that a newlywed wife forgot to turn off a fountain tap. There’s so much incredible scenery in the region you may even come to believe both myths have more than a little truth in them.