ZETA ATHOS IS A GROUP OF ORTHODOX MONASTERIES LOCATED ON THE ISLANDS OF SKADAR LAKE. TOURISTS WILL VISIT VIRPAZAR TO MAKE A REAL CRUISE ON SKADAR LAKE, TO SEE MANY PLACES OF WORSHIP, WITH ITS UNIQUE ATMOSPHERE AND DESIGN. SPECIAL ATTENTION DURING THE TRIP WILL BE GIVEN TO KOM MONASTERY OF THE XV CENTURY AND MONASTERY VRANJINA FROM THE XIII CENTURY.
1-4 people 250 Euro
groups on request
Included in price:
- a comfortable car
- boat for a cruise on the lake
- entrance to the National Park
- toll roads and Parking
Conducts a tour:
- licensed English-speaking guide
What to bring:
- clothes to change
- clothes below the knees for visiting the monastery
- the duration is 8 + hours
- suitable for all ages
Pilgrimage tours in Montenegro are held in monasteries scattered throughout the country. One of the interesting phenomena is the so-called “Zeta Athos”. It is a complex of monasteries scattered on the Islands of Skadar lake. In addition, vacationers can see other interesting places.
Sveti Stefan is an elite resort with turquoise water and clean sandy beaches. You can enjoy the beauty of the island from the side, looking at the panorama of the resort. There are old houses with roofs covered with red tiles. The island is connected by a narrow strip of land to the beach. During the inspection of the panorama, you can arrange a photo shoot.
Tours to the monasteries of Montenegro begin with a visit to the fishing village of Virpazar, which is located near the Skadar lake. The main population of the village are Serbs and Montenegrins. Previously the village was quite rich because many traders used to come here. Today there are only historical attractions. Cruise on Skadar lake for tourists starts from this place.
Tourists are waiting for a pilgrimage to the monasteries of “Zeta Athos”. It is a complex of monasteries built on the Islands of Skadar lake. In addition, you can enjoy the beauty of the National Park. There are 264 species of birds and 40 species of fish. Birds are protected, but the fish can be caught under a special license. However, you can enjoy the monasteries:
- Starčeva Gorica
To see the Skadar Lake from more informative side you just need a English-speaking guide. Vacationers will be able to communicate with the local population. Some of the inhabitants are ready to make contact with the laity. Swimming from one island to another is not a tiresome activity, the whole neighborhood is so picturesque.
Monastery Vranjina is located on the same island. Here is the village and the monastery of St. Nicholas. The monastery is considered one of the oldest in these places, it was built in the XIII century. However, during its long history, the monastery was seriously damaged, it was restored several times. Today, some of its relics are kept in the Cetinje monastery, because the restoration work is not completed.
At the Odrinsky mountain is the monastery of Kom, its peculiarity is that the monastery itself is impregnable. So tourists will have to explore it from the outside. Some monasteries on the Mount Athos are completely closed from outsiders. However, such monasteries are not only on Skadar lake. The monastery of St. George in the Bay of Kotor is also closed to outsiders. The monks have no contact with anyone.
Tourists will return home full of new experiences. The abodes on the Islands make an indelible impression. Especially when there is such a colorful panorama. On the way back you can listen to interesting stories about these places.