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Tara River Canyon

From the series “The Deepest Canyons on the Planet”
Tara River Canyon is in Montenegro. This one is the deepest in Europe; the depth of the gorge is about 1300 meters and the length is about 80 kilometers. This canyon is located on the territory of the Durmitor National Park, so it constantly attracts fans of ecotourism. Tara River Canyon and the river forming it received their names after the ancient Illyrian tribe that once lived in these places. Tara River is one of the main attractions of the country; it has an unusual cascade structure and its length has more than 40 significant rifts. The river is crystal clear, so you can safely drink from it. Experienced travelers enjoy this event celebrating the amazing taste of river water, which can’t be compared with any another.
These scenic places have long been chosen by fans of rafting; river cascade structure makes it just perfect. Besides rafting, other sport activities are available to tourists – they can walk along the steep mountain slopes and narrow paths or enjoy mountain biking. The gorgeous Bailovica Sige waterfall and awesome Crna Poda forest are among outstanding natural attractions of the canyon. In 1940, Djurdjevic Bridge over the canyon was completed. It features a gorgeous panoramic view of the gorge and the surrounding landscape. ... Complete sights collection

Monastery the Jail

From the series “The Most Remote Monasteries and Temples in the World”
Ostrog Monastery in Montenegro is a religious monument unique in all respects. It is one of the few shrines in the world that can be attended by both Muslims and Catholics. The monastery is an incredibly beautiful architectural complex carved in the rocks. Only a few similar structures have survived in the world. The location of the monastery is unique, as it’s literally built in the sheer rock wall and is 840 meters above sea level. The founder of the monastery was Basil, the bishop of Herzegovina; the shrine was founded in the 17th century.
The monastery owes its name to the majestic mountain, where the former is located; excursions around these places are incredibly popular among tourists. Travelers can reach the foot of the mountain by bus, but they have to use long steep stairs to climb to the entrance to the monastery. In the early 20th century, the building was severely damaged by fire, but it was completely restored in the shortest possible time. Monks rescued some unique items, including two fitted cave churches with ancient frescos and priceless relics. A trip to the monastery will impress not only deeply religious people, but also those fond of natural beauty, as the shrine is surrounded by fabulous landscapes. ... Complete sights collection

Floating Hotel Catamaran

From the series “Fancy Houses and Hotels Located on Water or Under Water”
The project of one of the most unusual floating hotels in the world has been presented in Serbia by the Salt & Water company. Floating Hotel will be completely located on water. Its design will include a stationary base with rooms nearby. Each room will represent a separate villa, which can also be operated as a catamaran. Having settled in the room, guests can move freely around the territory of the reservoir and choose where they will rest and have fun: fish, swim and enjoy the surrounding landscapes.
On the territory of the hotel base there will be a restaurant, a lobby bar and a cafe, so the floating hotel will be able to offer its guests a lot of additional services. Unusual rooms of the hotel-catamaran are designed for 2 - 4 guests, they are perfect for a family holiday. The construction of the water hotel is designed to draw the attention of travellers to rest on rivers and lakes, and also to show that such a holiday can be absolutely safe for the environment.
Construction of the Floating Hotel will start soon, this project has been appreciated and has won the prestigious Millenium Yacht Design Awards prize. The location of the hotel will be one of the lakes of Serbia. The organizers of the project note that the number of rooms-catamarans will be literally unlimited. If the hotel attracts the attention of a large number of guests, the number of floating rooms will be constantly increased. ... Complete sights collection

Forte Rose

From the series “Famous Abandoned Military Bases and Forts”
Those who want to hike through the really deserted and hidden military facilities can travel to Montenegro and visit the suburb of Herceg Novi. In the western part of the Lustica peninsula there are ancient Forts Roses, which until recently remained outside the attention of tourists. Drowning in thickets of wild trees and plants, the ruins of old military buildings look simply amazing. Lovers of history in Montenegro will hardly find a better place to relax.
The fortifications, the ruins of which can be seen today, were erected by the Turks in the 17th century. In addition to the fragments of the fortifications, one can also see elements of the old railroad. On the coast, the ruins of the old port have been preserved. In the first half of the 20th century, the Italians completely destroyed and rebuilt most of the fortifications built by the Turks. Some parts of the fort have been preserved very well up to our days. The main building of the fort was built of durable stone and supplemented with metal fittings.
It is incredibly exciting to visit and explore the three-storey building. Here, you will find many bunkers, stairs and platforms for the installation of military equipment. Curious guests can walk through the narrow corridors and steep stairs. Not far from the fort there is a complex system of catacombs, which will also appeal to lovers of independent historical research. Surrounded by the old forts, there are now several small hotels, so you can spend a few days in this interesting and picturesque area. ... Complete sights collection

Tara River Canyon

From the series “10 Natural Wonders of the World”
The Durmitor Park is the most important natural landmark of Montenegro. It’s enlisted in in the UNESCO World Heritage Site list. Its territory features the Tara river canyon that is striking with its beauty and majesty of the surrounding landscape. The depth of the canyon is about 1 300 meters and length is 80 km. Today, the place is very popular among fans of hiking in scenic places, as well as among white water rafting fans.
Those who prefer pedestrian walks will have an opportunity to see another iconic landmark during the tour. It’s the Durdevica Bridge. The pathwalk over the river was built in 1937 and actually became the only way of connecting the southern part of Montenegro to the northern bank. This historic bridge is the starting point of a classic tour through the canyon of the Tara river. Travelers can reach it by car.
The Durmitor Park is famous because of its picturesque mountains and 18 lakes on its territory. Mountains surrounding the canyon on both sides make its look unique. The picturesque canyon hides many secrets. Some rare species of plants grow on its territory. One of the main values ​​of the canyon is a black pine. The age of some of these trees is more than 400 years. Fans of historical sites will love the tour. They will have an opportunity to visit several medieval monasteries located in mountains. ... Complete sights collection

Mratinje Dam

From the series “The Most Impressive Dams on Earth”
Mratinje Dam is situated in Montenegro. It was built there in 1976. The dam is 220 meters high and 268 meters long. The dam is located in the canyon of Piva River. Now the dam is one of the largest in Europe. When the dam was built canyon of Piva was fully flooded. Now there you can see a wonderful lake, second-largest in the country.
Before the dam there was an old monastery of the 16th century which was the main sightseeing of this area. It attracted a lot of tourists and pilgrims. However, when the dam was built, this religious monument became at risk of flooding.
There was made a decision to tear it apart and transfer to a safe higher place. After the reconstruction, the monastery became an outstanding landmark for tourists. Mratinje Dam is located in a picturesque area. It was chosen by director of the film “The power of 10” which is dedicated to the Second World War. Today the nearby territory of the dam is full of touristic routes. The best time for visiting these marvelous places is a late spring. ... Complete sights collection

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