Montenegro may be famous for its stunning coastline and majestic Bay of Kotor, but it has plenty of other water attractions away from the coast.
For a total change of scene, guaranteed tranquillity and untouched nature, few places can beat the magic of Lake Skadar, which borders Albania on Montenegro's eastern border.
And the world is beginning to notice. In the latest piece of positive promotion for the region, Lake Skadar has been included in The Guardian 20 Great Mountain and Lake Holidays in Europe. Here is what they had to say:
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Straddling the border with Albania, Lake Skadar is a peaceful 370 sq km wilderness ringed by mountains, where travellers are unlikely to meet anyone but the odd fisherman in a wooden boat. Responsible Travel’s wilderness canoeing and camping adventure has magical moments of paddling among waterlilies, spotting the rare Dalmatian pelican (no, it isn’t spotty), and swimming from freshwater beaches. There’s also a smidge of history in the Ottoman fortresses and 14th-century island monasteries, and bushcraft lessons from the guide, who cooks over an open fire each night.
• From £595, with five nights’ camping, two nights’ B&B in Vizpazar, and most meals, but not flights or transfers, responsibletravel.com
For the full list, visit The Guardian here.
Take a tour of the spectacular Lake Skadar in the video below.