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From Virpazar: Scenic Lake Skadar Boat Tour to Little Venice

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Admire the breathtaking scenery and wildlife of Lake Skadar on a cruise departing from Virpazar. Visit Rijeka Crnojevića, also known as Little Venice, a charming fishing village located on the shore.


  • Sail along a narrow river channel bordered by reeds and rows of willows.
  • Gaze in awe at an endless carpet made of white and yellow water lily flowers.
  • Cruise straight through the heart of the picturesque fjord Pavlova Strana.
  • Visit Little Venice, a charming townlet on the shore of Lake Skadar.
  • Grab your opportunity and swim in the refreshing, deep-blue waters of the lake.


Begin your journey in Virpazar, the tiny fishing village located in the heart of Lake Skadar. Leave its dock, sailing along a narrow river channel bordered by reeds and rows of willows. Uncover the deep-blue waters of Lake Skadar as you exit. Admire views of mountains far away in Albania; and Vranjina, the island just in front of you, with two peaks proudly standing against the largest lake in southern Europe. Turn left, and go under the nearby bridge. Discover the 18th-century fortress Lesendro as you glide through the endless fields of water chestnuts carpeting the lake. Spy birds lining up along the remains or soaring through the sky. Observe them dry their feathers and enjoy their beauty and sound as you start smelling the wild thyme in the summer breeze. Marvel at the three nearby islets and the view they hide - meadows of white and yellow water lily flowers with their large, floating, dark-green leaves. Pass through the fjord Pavlova strana and reach Little Venice - the old fisherman's village named by the river - Rijeka Crnojevića. The historical meaning of this townlet, authentic architecture and beautiful natural surroundings construct a perfect atmosphere for you to experience true Montenegrin mentality. After exploring the village (you have around 1 hour to do that), climb aboard your boat again and head back to Virpazar. In the meantime, don't forget to pack your sunscreen, swimsuits and towels! Grab your opportunity and swim in the refreshing waters of Lake Skadar, surrounded by magnificent views.


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Important Information

  • You're welcome to bring your food or eat out before/after the tour Keep in mind that, during the summer, Montenegro has constant traffic jams. Therefore, be sure to plan your journey to Virpazar ahead of time

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