On the other side of the country, far from Adriatic resorts with their palms and beaches, there is the most beautiful Durmitor National Park. When in Montenegro you should consider a trip to Durmitor, as having spent only three hours on the trip you will see quite a different world – highland region at altitude of some 1450 meters. It is cool there even in summer time, and its scenery strongly resembles landscapes of Siberian or Canadian woods.
There are boulders overgrown with mosses on the shores of mountain lakes. Dense coniferous woods come close to the lakes. And you can scarcely believe that only 3 hour-trip from here there is the Adriatic Sea with its mild climate, palms and olives.
The city of Zablic is the main resort of Durmitor. In winter you can go in for skiing there, though in summer you can spend here 2-3 days, strolling or bicycling on numerous wood paths made along the lakes. The most interesting attraction of Durmitor is the Black Lake (it is in the immediate vicinity of Zablic). It is said that its waters, which are generally clear and even tur-quoise, get black in bad weather.
As to skiing infrastructure, it is inferior to those of Switzerland or Austria, but features a lot of various tracks and picturesque mountain slopes. Zablic itself is a young city, that’s why its fairly random development makes it difficult to get to ski lifts from remote hotels or private houses.
Durmitor national park has one more natural site – Canyon of Tara River. It stretches for several dozens kilometers to south-east of Zablic. It is the deepest canyon in Europe.