Skadar Lake National Park

How admirable is Skadar Lake's magnificence? According to legend, it was created by the tears of a Montenegrin fairy. Though this is of course a story, once you find yourself in front of Skadar’s azure waters,  you may start believing in fairy tales.

Hidden gem


Lake area:
370 km² (summer)
540 km² (winter)

Average depth:
5 m

Coast length:
110.5 km

National Park since 1983


The wreck of the steamship Skenderbeg

Skenderbeg, a passenger steamship, was built in Trieste in 1916. For nearly three decades, it sailed the Crnojevića Rijeka - Skadar line. It sank near Karuč Bay on Skadar Lake in 1942. Today, you can visit the remains of the ship at the Organization of Diving Clubs.

Quick tip

A paradise for all the senses!

Try the signature pan-seared carp, which is prepared with prunes, apples and quinces. Choose scrumptious desserts include baklava, tulumbe, or homemade strudel

Don’t miss it!

A special attraction on Skadar Lake!

The wreck of the steamship Skenderbeg as a diving destination!

Do you know?

An internationally significant bird habitat area

Skadar Lake National Park has been designated as an Important Bird Area (IBA) since 1989, and has been included on the World List of Wetlands of International Importance - Ramsar List since 1995.

Discover unique Montenegro

So small you could drive across it in an afternoon. Don’t just skim through it but try to truly absorb it’s essence.

Explore destination year-round

Although small country it is incredibly diverse. See how much it can offer you:

Travel responsibly

Did you know? In 1991, the Montenegrin authorities adopted a declaration by which the country became the first ecological state in the world.

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