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Durmitor National Park in Montenegro photo

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 con-iferous 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.


 

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Durmitor National Park in the east of Montenegro, mountains Meded and Savin Kuk
Meded peak over the Crno lake (literally `Black Lake`) in the Durmitor Park
Durmitor`s Crno lake (literally `Black Lake`) consists of two smaller lakes, Great Lake and Small Lake, connected with a narrow strait
Dense spruce forest comes close to the Crno lake (literally `Black Lake`) in the Durmitor Park
Mountain spruce forest in the Durmitor National Park
Mountain peaks Bobotov Kuk, Mini Bogaz and Bezimieni Vrh in the Durmitor Park
Stony shore of the Black Lake in the Durmitor Park
Spruce forest on the shore of the Black Lake in the Durmitor Park
Spruce forest on the shore of the Black Lake in the Durmitor Park
Mountain peaks Meded and Savin Kuk over the Black Lake
In bad weather the water of the Black Lake really gets black
Stony shore in the Durmitor Park
Black Lake in the mountain national park Durmitor
Mountain landscapes in the environs of the resort town Zhabljak in the Durmitor National Park
Mountain landscapes in the environs of the resort town Zhabljak in the Durmitor National Park
Spruce forest of the Durmitor Park
Spruces are almost everywhere in the Durmitor National Park 
Walking paths in the spruce forests of the Durmitor National Park
In a good weather the water of the Black Lake isn`t black but turqoise
Many walking paths circle around the Black Lake
You can have a boat ride on the Black Lake in the Durmitor Park
Mountain slopes on the shore of the Black Lake in the Durmitor Park
There are a lot of benches under the spruces on the shore of the Black Lake, so that you can have a respite and admire the mountain landscape
Benches on the shore of the Black Lake
In summer the citizens of Montenegro spend their vacations there. Durmitor has beautiful mountains and a cool climate.
A great number of spruces