Mt. Durmitor

(UNESCO natural heritage)

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road at the village Ninkovići


The Durmitor National Park, created in 1952, includes the massif of Durmitor, the canyons of Tara, Sušica and Draga rivers and the higher part of the canyon plateau Komarnica, covering the area of 390 km². It was inscribed on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1980. 80 kilometres long and 1,300 meters deep, the Tara River Canyon in the Durmitor National Park is the second-largest in the world, after the Grand Canyon. Durmitor mountain is the centre of Montenegrin mountain tourism. The tourist facilities are concentrated around the town of Žabljak. During winter, the main activities on Durmitor are skiing and, increasingly, snowboarding. In the summer, the activities shift to hiking, mountaineering and recreational tourism. One of the most prominent attractions of Durmitor mountain is 18 glacial lakes, best known being Black Lake ( Montenegrin: Crno Jezero).