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 a 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 Beska Monastery, dating back to the 14th Century, is made up of two churches; an older church erected in honor to St. George and its newer counterpart the Virgin Mary. Beska is unique for being the only female monastery on the territory of Skadar Lake. Meanwhile, Starceva Gorica is a home to the Starcevo Monastery, dating back to the Balsic era in 1378 AD.
The tour begins at Virpazar, where we take a short cruise through a picturesque channel passing the former prison island of Grmozur. After that the tour continues on to Beska and Starceva Goricawith a swimming break at Murici Beach.
Meeting point: Virpazar centre
Meeting time: flexible
Duration: approx. 6 hours
Group size: minimum: 1 person
maximum: 15 people