Boat tour Kom Monastery

MEETING POINT

Virpazar centre

MEETING TIME

flexible

DURATION

approx. 3 hours

GROUP SIZE

1-15

PRICE FROM

90 €
per boat

GUIDED TOUR

Yes

General info 

Straddling the border between Montenegro and Albania, Skadar Lake is the largest freshwater lake in the Balkans and one of the largest in Europe. Two-thirds of the lake belong to Montenegro, and thanks to its location, it is home to a vast number of wildlife species, with the largest bird reserve in Europe. 

The lake is known for being the last remaining breeding ground of the endangered Dalmatian Pelican and Pygmy Cormorant. It’s also a key resting place for birds migrating from northern Europe to Africa.

The Kom Monastery and Church of the Virgin Mary are located on the small island of Odrinska Gora near Zabljak Crnojevica. Built between 1415 and 1427, the monastery has some of the oldest frescoes in the region. It is probably the best known for the fact that this is the monastery where Montenegro’s greatest ruler, bishop and poet Petar II Petrovic Njegos was ordained as an Orthodox priest.

Price

  • up to 5 people 90 €
  • 6 to 10 people 120 €
  • 11 to 15 people 150 €

Overview of the tour 

The tour begins at Virpazar, where we take a short cruise through a narrow channel leading to the open lake. En route to the monastery, we pass a railway line that sits on top of the water, with the remains of the Lesendro fotress proudly overlooking the lake and mountain enclosure.

Meeting point: Virpzar centre
Meeting time: flexible
Duration time: approx. 3 hours

Group size: minimum: 1 person
maximum: 15 people

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 Virpazar (can be arranged upon request - please contact us via info@balkanadventure.me)

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