One of the most precious gifts of nature to Montenegro is peninsula Sveti Stefan. Legend says that Pastrovici, the local tribe, built on this peninsula with captured Turk treasure, in 15th century. Today it is attractive city-hotel with villas and apartments with magnificent views to sea horizon. At Sveti Stefan there are also rich cultural and historic heritage left behind by its original inhabitants. On the left and right side of sandy isthmus connecting island with the shore there are two beautiful beaches of reddish color.
When you first find yourself in front of monastery of Ostrog, your first thought will be that it is not created by a man, this glorious monastery located above the valley of Bjelopavlici, carved in rocks as though keeping centenarian secrets of this shrine. Metropolitan Vasilije founded monastery of Ostrog in 17th century. The most magnificent part of monastery is Gornji Ostrog. There are two churches upper Church dedicated to Holy Cross. The other Lower church in Gornji manastir is dedicated to Vavedenje of Holy Mary. People of all religions and nations visit Ostrog. This shrine is one of the most visited in Christian world.
Boka Kotorska bay is one of the most beautiful bays of the world. It consists of four connected straits. High cliffs surround Boka Kotorska bay from all sides that reflects in deep blue water of The Adriatic Sea. Seven island decorate Boka Kotorska bay: Sveti Marko, Mamula, Gospa od Skrpjela, Sveti Djordje, Milosrdja, Ostrvo cveca and Mala Gospa, that is the smallest among them. On the road around Boka Kotorska bay there are a chain of cities that by their characteristics can tell a lot, among them is Kotor, city of World Cultural Heritage.
The Skadar Lake is the largest lake in the Balkans. Its specific and beauty reveals in rich flora and fauna. The Scadar Lake is an important habitat of water birds. Rare curly pelican is the mark of National park. Average depth of the Scadar Lake is 6 m and as some parts of bottom are under sea level it makes depth up to 60 m. Such places at Scadar Lake are named “oka”. The shore of the Scadar Lake is picturesque and abounds in peninsulas and bay of swamp type. The Scadar Lake hides numerous endemic species of flora and fauna. It is decorated by Goricas, small islands covered by wild pomegranate laurel and ivy. The Scadar Lake is rich with cultural and historic monuments spread across large part of this National park. Small abandoned fishing in habitants located at very water also represent exceptional cultural heritage. Ramasar convention from 1996 enlisted the Scadar Lake in World list of swamps of international importance.
Because of its indescribable beauty and untouched nature Durmitor was as early as in 1952 proclaimed National park. National park Durmitor spreads from mountain massive of Durmitor with canyons of the rivers Tara, Susica and Draga to the canyon valley of the river Komarnica. Giant Durmitor abounds in imposing mountaintops and numerous glacier lakes surrounded by rich evergreen forests. Fast and clear rivers gifted Durmitor with magnificent canyons among them is exceptional the Tara River canyon as one of the most beautiful in the world. Plentiful flora and fauna of Durmitor attracts many nature lovers. Durmitor is World Natural Heritage.
Canyon of the wild and untamed beauty of the Tara River second largest in the world, after the Colorado River canyon. During centuries this Tear of Europe got this art masterpiece of priceless value, creating numerous breathless gorges and river sinks. Waterfalls and calm parts of the River Tara give impression of fairy scenery. Banks are full with vegetation and special are forests of black pine trees four hundred years old. This restless river challenge visitors of adventurous spirit to let it grow and pass unforgettable moments in rafting its white waters. Tara river canyon is World Natural Heritage.