03 July 2019 - Intense heat in Podgorica and the south of the country has made domestic and foreign tourists look for some refreshment in the mountains. Durmitor has always been a tourist favorite and Žabljak is already packed with tourists, Director of the Tourist Organization Žabljak, Vanja Krgović-Šarović said, adding that the beginning of the season was very successful, reported CdM.
“We had two rainy months, the weather was bad and that definitely affected the tourist arrivals. Bur since the beginning of June, it is been much better. There is around 80% of hotel capacities occupancy,“ said Krgović-Šarović.
On this occasion, she also announced numerous events that will take place in Žabljak.
“We are starting congress tourism today. To be precise, a congress which is going to gather around 120 dermatovenerologists from Montenegro. After that, there is Days of Mountain Flowers, an event which is going to last six days this year, maybe even for a whole week, as it is going to feature numerous amenities,” pointed out Kargović-Šarović.
She added that there are going to be several cultural events too, in August, mostly.
“There will be three festivals in the coming month: one-day musical festival, international Green Film Fest, and finally, Wild Beauty Art. We expect big numbers of tourist in September as well,” said Krgović-Šarović.
She has many suggestions for those who are still indecisive about spending their vacation in the mountains.
“As far as short, one-day visits to Žabljak are concerned, Durmitor Ring is a must. The trip is 80 km long and we offer the possibilities of driving in jeeps, cars or bicycles. Around 80% of this panoramic route covers the National Park. We have a great audio guide and a map translated into several languages,” said Krgović-Šarović.
She also suggests bicycle rides and quads, Nevidio canyoning, Tara rafting, short routes or several-day-long ones. For younger tourists, adrenaline-lovers, there’s paragliding and Via Ferrata, an alpine path.
“I would also recommend mountaineering. Durmitor really has a lot to offer and that’s why I would suggest several days of mountaineering. Every path has its own beauty and something to offer. Families with children can enjoy walks to Black Lake, Riblje and Valovito Lake,” concluded the Director of TO Žabljak.
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