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Things to do in Rijeka Crnojevića

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From Virpazar: Skadar Lake Cruise to Rijeka Crnojevića

1. From Virpazar: Skadar Lake Cruise to Rijeka Crnojevića

Begin your journey in Virpazar, the tiny fishing village located in the heart of Skadar Lake. Leave its pier, gliding along a narrow river channel fringed by reeds and willows. Exit the channel and hit the deep-blue waters of Skadar Lake. Admire views of mountains far away in Albania and the island Vranjina, proudly standing against the largest lake in Southern Europe. Turn left, and go under the bridge Tanki rt. See the endless fields of water chestnuts enshrouding the lake. Discover the 18th-century fortress Lesendro which still hides the secret of Njegoš's eternal sorrow. Spy birds lined up along the remains of the walls. Admire the three nearby islets and the view they hide - white and yellow water lily flowers and their large, floating, dark green leaves. Pass through the heart of the fjord Pavlova strana and reach the old fisherman's village called Rijeka Crnojevića. Uncover the village's historical significance, authentic architecture, and beautiful natural environment. Have the chance to try delicious Montenegrin specialties. Take your time and explore this beautiful tiny townlet. After one hour, climb your boat again and head back to Virpazar. After some time, you will stop at a place surrounded by open water and the rough Montenegrin coast, and you will have extra time to go swimming.

Virpazar: Kayak Rental for National Park Skadar Lake

2. Virpazar: Kayak Rental for National Park Skadar Lake

Upon your arrival someone from the team will provide you all of the information necessary for you to do this experience safely. You start at the center of Virpazar. First you will paddle through a small channel that leads you to the open lake. Next, you aim for the bridge that is situated on your left side. You will go under it. After passing the bridge, on your right side you will see a fortress - Lesendro. If you enjoy watching the birds you should paddle around the fortress which will lead you inside the beginning of river Morača which is considered as an bird reserve. You proceed your experience to the three islands that you have already seen, that are in the middle of the lake. You will aim for the first one and make a circle around it, from right to left side of it. You will have the opportunity to go through the most beautiful part of the lake - small channel that is surrounded by water lillies and reeds covering the water. When on the other side of the island, looking at the shore, you will see few wild beaches and a private one. If you want to take a break and swim to refresh yourself, any of these beaches is the perfect spot. After your brake you just go back under the bridge, aiming for the entrance to the channel leading you back to Virpazar.

Virpazar: Skadar Lake PRIVATE Boat Tour to Kom Monastery

3. Virpazar: Skadar Lake PRIVATE Boat Tour to Kom Monastery

Journey through Skadar Lake on a 3-hour boat tour from Virpazar. Look for local birds and listen to music along the way to the Kom Monastery. Have some free time to enjoy a dip in the lake.  Meet your guide in Virpazar and make your way through a river channel surrounded by lotus flowers before you reach the open lake. Let your guide show you UNESCO-protected islands and charming fishing villages nestled on the shore.  Visit Kom Monastery and take in panoramic views of the lake and the surrounding countryside. Hear about the unique history of this monastery from your local guide. View colorful frescoes in this rustic religious retreat.  Use the provided birdwatching book and equipment to look for birds like pygmy cormorants, spoonbills, and Squacco herons. Learn about the history of the lake as you listen to commentary from your guide.  Take time for a refreshing swim on the open lake or at a private beach. After your swim, relax with a drink onboard. Return to Virpazar at the end of your tour. 

Monastery Kom: Skadar Lake Private Cruise & Wine Tasting

4. Monastery Kom: Skadar Lake Private Cruise & Wine Tasting

Begin your journey in Virpazar, the tiny fishing village located in the heart of Skadar Lake. Follow a small river channel surrounded by fields of reeds and rows of willows and find yourself on the open waters of Skadar Lake. Watch Vranjina proudly standing against the largest lake in southern Europe. Pass under a nearby bridge and glide down paths enclosed with endless fields of kasaronja (water chestnuts). The ruins of Lesendro, an 18th-century fortification, appear soon after, along with their bird visitants, treating you with a beautiful view. Enjoy fresh air flowing through your body as you pass by the place where Skadar Lake meets its richest tributary - Morača River. Have the view melt before your eyes into thousands of white and yellow water lily flowers hidden behind three islets. Take the narrow passage between the uneven coast and marshy fields to the foot of Odrin hill - the home of Monastery Kom. Let the aroma of wild thyme dancing in the breeze tickle your senses as you look at the best-preserved frescoes in this area. With such a pristine environment, you can be sure that the monastery honey is equally delightful. Leave this picturesque view, and take a refreshing swim before arriving back at Virpazar.

Kotor: Private Day Trip to Lovcen & Skadar Lake

5. Kotor: Private Day Trip to Lovcen & Skadar Lake

Visit Njegos Mausoleum at the peak of Lovcen National Park, rising above the coastal region and a hinterland of Kotor. It includes the territory of Cetinje and Budva municipalities.  Cetinje is the historical capital of Montenegro, located at an altitude of 670 meters, and was the capital and main cultural center of Montenegro for four and a half centuries, so the walking tour will let you feel the spirit of old Montenegro. National Park Skadar Lake will be your next destination. There, you will get a chance to take a boat ride on the lake, and also taste fish and wine in a traditional local restaurant. Photo breaks will also be included on your way back to Kotor.

From Virpazar: Skadar Lake Scenic Cruise

6. From Virpazar: Skadar Lake Scenic Cruise

Tour starts from Virpazar, where we set sail through the river Virštica, where you get to enjoy in the birds flying around, lots of water lilies and reeds surrounding it, until we reach the open lake. Then you will be amazed by incredible landscapes and colors created by combination of water and Mediterranean vegetation, with the mountain backdrops. Soon enough, you will see the ruined walls of fortress Grmožur, rise from the waters of Skadar Lake. This abandoned fortification is a former jail and its known as Montenegrin Alcatraz. Now, its a permanent habitat for some bird species which some of them you will see. We are continuing the journey by reaching a small delta of river Morača, where it's a bird reserve. Soon, making a stop to climb the hill on Vranjina peninsula and visit Orthodox Monastery of Saint Nicola from the 13th century. After that, going back to the boat where we set sail back to Virpazar. In meantime, you can choose to take a nice swim in the river or at the open lake.

Podgorica: Scenic Panoramic Flight

7. Podgorica: Scenic Panoramic Flight

Gorgeous flight from Podgorica city to the Skadar lake and around . Our unforgettable light aircraft tour features the dramatic Montenegrin landscape as we fly over national park Skadar lake, authentic villages and the most beautiful vineyards in Montenegro. During the flight, you can try flying independently, of course, under the supervision of an instructor. You will be able to see Virpazar town, village of Vranjina, beautiful vineyards, part of Podgorica city and for sure you will enjoy the flight and flying the plain.

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What people are saying about Rijeka Crnojevića

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 71 reviews

It was a great experience to discover Lake Skadar by kayak. The rental was super friendly and we were even allowed to keep the kayak longer for free. All in all a great service and a great experience. Definitely a recommendation for anyone who wants to discover the national park.

Really welcoming and helpful people, beautiful place, especially the first part. The main lake was quite choppy and hard work for us so we didn't make it to the islands but could see from a distance! Worth the money!

Very relaxed. The lake is beautiful. The organizers made sure to give me a map and pointed out recommended routes and stopping points as well as an emergency number to call if I need help.

Very good experience with magnificent landscapes only visible by canoe. Welcoming and helpful staff.

Amazing Cruise with a very kind Captain. Wort every penny.