monuments & International recognition
Skadar Lake have long and proud history. It was the site of one of the first significant uprisings against Axis invaders in WWII. In the center of a small town Virpazar is a monument dedicated to the Partizans and Heroes of the WWII. Numerous cultural and historical monuments, such as archaeological finds, monasteries, fortifications and islands scattered in the wide range of the Skadar Lake basin, show us that in the XIV and XV century this area was a significant cultural center.
Whole this region called Crmnica used to be the richest part of Montenegro and now is considered to be one of the most fertile regions of our country. It is known for its vineyards and wine production. Due to the mild climate and fertility, this area was famous for a long time, and the rulers of Zeta (late medieval principality) built courtyards and monasteries in it.
So many places are real treasure. We recommend Islands of Beška and Starčevo with monasteries related to Balšić dynasty, cruise around “Montenegrin Alcatraz”, village Godinje with nearly one hundred ancient stone houses that are true architectural marvel, Rijeka Crnojevića and Žabljak Crnojevićrelated to Montenegrin medieval rulers Vojislavljeći and Crnojevići, Ostros with centuries-old chestnut forests and many more untouched gems.