Boat tour Kom MonasteryMonastery tours

MEETING POINT

Virpazar center

MEETING TIME

flexible

DURATION

approx. 3 hours

GROUP SIZE

1-15

PRICE FROM

100 €
per boat

GUIDED TOUR

Yes

General info 

Relax and see the highlights of Skadar lake from the comfort of your own traditional, Montenegrin lake boat! 

Skadar Lake and its surroundings have been the center of the Montenegrin state for a long time. Before the Ottomans occupied the region, it belonged to the Kingdom of Zeta. In the past, there were about twenty medieval monasteries and churches on the shores and islands of the Lake. Orthodox believers also call this region ‘The Holy Mountain of Zeta’ (Zetska Sveta Gora), comparing Skadar Lake with Mount Athos in Greece.

In the line of medieval monasteries on Lake Skadar, the Monastery of Kom, founded by the Crnojevic family, takes special place. Built on the crest of Odrin Hill, far away from curious eyes, it is completely different from monasteries founded by the Balsic family, which are scattered throughout small forests in the Lake.

Explore the wild beauty of Skadar Lake by boat and learn about Kom Monastery, an important symbol of difficult political circumstances in Montenegro in the XV century.

 

 

Price

  • up to 5 people 100 €
  • 6 to 10 people 140 €
  • 11 to 15 people 180 €

 

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Kom monastery

Overview of the tour 

  • Short cruise through a narrow channel leading to the open lake. We pass a railway line that sits on top of the water, with the remains of the Lesendro fortress proudly overlooking the lake and mountains.
  • Kom Monastery and Church of the Virgin Mary are located on the small island of Odrinska Gora near Žabljak Crnojevića. Built between 1415 and 1427, the monastery has some of the oldest frescoes in the region. It is probably best known for the fact that this is the monastery where Montenegro’s greatest ruler, bishop and poet Petar II Petrović Njegoš was ordained as an Orthodox priest.
  • Back to meeting point.

Highlights 

  • Spectacular lake views
  • Fauna and flora
  • Swimming break
  • Kom Monastery

Notes 

  • Each guest must purchase a ticket to access the National Park before boarding. The ticket cost (€4 per person) is not included in our price and must be purchased separately. Children under 7 years old are exempt from this charge.
  • The ticket grants access to the Museum of Animal Species in Vranjina, which is located just a few kilometres from Virpazar.

What is included 

  • English-speaking guide
  • Drinks/refreshments
  • Life jackets

What is not included 

  • National snack of priganice with cheese and honey can be prepared for an additional €10 per boat
  • Tickets for entry to the Skadar Lake National Park
  • Transfers to the meeting point (can be arranged upon request – please add additional note when booking or contact us via info@balkanadventure.me)
  • Insurance

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