The Lake's famous view point - Pavlova strana

Photo by Veselin Batricevic

Situated just 20 km away from Podgorica and 10 km from the Adriatic Sea, Skadar Lake with its surroundings is certainly one of the unique areas in Montenegro. It is the largest lake in the Balkans with a surface area ranging from 370 km2 to 530 km2.

Skadar Lake  is located in the western Balkans with approximately two-third  of its surface belonging to Montenegro and about one-third to Albania. The lake’s water level varies  from 4.7 to 9.8 m above sea level. The average surface elevation is 5 m.

Lake Skadar is one of the largest bird reserves in Europe, inhabitted by 280 bird species. From 1995 it has been on the world list of aquatic habitats of international importance (RAMSAR). It is the home of beautiful pelicans, seegulls, herons...

It is abundant in fish, especially in carp, bleak and eel. Out of 48 native fish species, 7 are endemic to Lake Skadar.

Dominant plants are: pomegranate, ivy, water nut called kasoranja, white and yellow water lilies ...

The Montenegrin part of the Lake and its surrounding area were declared a national park in 1983. 

There are more than 50 islands, beautiful medieval monasteries and churches, old fishermen villages, stone bridges and mills on the river streams, small bays, hidden beaches...

It's a paradise for wine lovers with best wines in Montenegro produced in small wineries, and it's famous for local fish specialties...

With its surroundings Skadar Lake gives numerous opportunities for daily and multi-day explorations. 

 

It will be our real pleasure to meet you and to help you discover Skadar Lake's uniqueness...

 

Skadar lake photo by Veselin Batricevic