Skadarsko jezero

Montenegro is a country that can boast of having the largest lake in the Balkans. In the area between Podgorica and Bara there is Skadar Lake, whose surface extends to as many as 40 thousand hectares. This natural jewel, which has the status of a national park, apart from Montenegro, belongs to Albania as well. Everyday, many visitors visit this natural jewel that provides ideal conditions for the development of the living world, especially for bird life. According to the data of NP Skadarsko jezero, there are 281 species of birds living on the lake, nesting, wintering or moving, so the lake is on the world list of aquatic habitats of international significance. In addition to birds and fish, there is a diverse plant life both in the lake itself and in its surroundings, and in lynx lanes of the "lawn" of lynx and watermelon can be provided for miles. The lake is a lot of islands and peninsulas with traces of history and valuable cultural heritage: Žabljak (15th century) - the predecessor of the former Zete, Lesendro - a rocks on the rock in the middle of the lake, the Grmožur Fortress. Clear water and preserved ambience have enabled the development of an extremely rich eco-system. This is the only Pelican settlement in the south of Europe. On the shore of the lake there is a small town - Rijeka Crnojevića. Nearby are the remains of the city of Obod where a printing press was located in which the first book was printed in 1494 in this part of Europe of Oktoh.