Durmitor and Žabljak are popular tourist destinations all year round. The cold winter, when skiing is particularly popular, summer, when tourists bathe in the Black Lake and walk along the mountain, and spring, when forest flowers on the slopes of the Durmitor mountain display their most beautiful colors, are all great opportunities to visit the mountain. Žabljak and Durmitor offer everyone enjoyment and fun activities.
The Black Lake is located around 3 kilometers from the town of Žabljak. It is situated on the Durmitor mountain, at a height of 1416 meters above sea level. The lake is a glacial one with a surface area of 515 m2. At the foot of the Međed peak, two small lakes are located, Big and Small Black Lake, which together form a single Black Lake. The longest part of the lake measures 1155 meters. Black Lake gets its water from the Celina karst spring and the Mlinski Stream.
Bobotov Kuk is the highest peak of the Durmitor, but not the highest peak of Montenegro. The peak stands at 2523 meters above sea level. Accompanied by two other peaks, Bezimeni Vrh (2487m) and Đevojka (2440m), it completes the highest stone ridge of Durmitor, called Soa Nebeska, meaning “the pillar of the sky“. Bobotov kuk was once named Ćirova Pećina, in honor of the Žabljak-native hunter, Ćiro Stijepović. The peak is impressive no matter where you are looking at it from.
Savin Kuk is located at a height of 2313 meters above sea level and is one of the most beautiful, most visited, as well as most photographed peaks of the Durmitor mountain. Even though it is not the highest peak of the mountain, this peak is part of the famous panorama over Black Lake, which the Durmitor is famous for. The panorama is definitely one of the mos reccognizable of images on postcards sent from the area. An aerial lift takes you from the foot of the mountain almost to the peak itself, more precisely, the ascent ends at Savina Voda. The aerial lift is part of the Durmitor Ski Center, while Savin Kuk is the main skiing slope, as well as the most popular ski-piste in the country.
The Tara Canyon is the second-longest canyon in the world, second only to the Colorado canyon, and the longest canyon in Europe. The river Tara is often called “The Tear of Europe“, a name it definitely deserves. The river’s source is located under the Komovi mountain as a result of the merging of the Opasnica and the Veruša rivers. The Tara is 146,4 kilometers long, 40 km of which pass through the canyon that partly passes through Republika Srpska. In some spots, the river is an amazing 1333 meters deep.
The Bridge at Đurđevića Tara is an architectural marvel and a famous tourist attraction. The bridge is located between Mojkovac, Žabljak and Pljevlja, over the Tara river canyon. The bridge gets its name thanks to a farm which was once located just next to the spot where the bridge stands. The bridge itself was constructed between 1937 and 1940 and it was designed by architect Mijat Trojanović, and built by engineer Isak Ruso. The bridge contains 5 arches which are in total 365 meters long.