The majority of execution routes in Montenegro start with a visit to Ostrog Monastery. This is a unique architectural complex which never ceases to amaze travelers with its unusual shape and style. The building is located on a high rock; the monastery is literally built into a complex of naturally made caves. Even nowadays it's still hard to imagine how medieval masters managed to make the monastery in such a skilful way. Ostrog Monastery is divided into two levels - the high and the low ones. In order to reach the high part of the monastery, one needs to work on a winding path through the forest. As there are several important Christian artefacts in the monastery, Ostrog is always full with pilgrims.
Continue your observation of the country with a visit to the Mount Lovcen. The mountain is located in the territory of a national park. This is not only a great place to enjoy beautiful nature as there are several important historical landmarks in the area. The Mausoleum of Petar II Petrović-Njegoš, the great Montenegrin philosopher and politician, is also quite an interesting place. One of buildings in Lovcen was built by his initiative. This is a church named after St. Peter of Cetinje. During the observation of religious landmarks you will see beautiful nature in its splendour - amazing green pastures, fields and forests. Lovcen is distinguished by a peaceful atmosphere of relaxation and harmony.
Simply no excursion route in the country can fail to include a visit to Lake Shkodër. This place is an ideal destination for fans of fishing and rest in secluded places. There are several cosy bays, islands and creeks along the coast. Local villages offer to rent all important equipment, so tourists can hire a boat and enjoy fishing or buy ready fish which was cooked in accordance with a special recipe. There are ancient temples and churches on some of the islands. The Vranjina Monastery is considered the oldest building in the area. The monastery was built in 1233; there are also more than a dozen of other churches and bell towers, which were mostly built in the fifteenth century and later.
Not far away from the border with Albania one will find a man-made island named Ada Bojana, which is famous for its wonderful beaches. This is one of the most modern and developed regions in Montenegro, and the location of the newest tourist complexes. Visitors will find here many chains of popular restaurants and large shops. For over a decade the resort has been in the list of the most popular vacation destinations in Montenegro.
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