1. The medieval Monastery Kom: Scenic Boat Tour & Winetasting
Begin your journey in Virpazar, the tiny townlet on three bridges, located in the heart of Lake Skadar. Leave the dock following a small river channel surrounded by fields of reeds and rows of willows. Find yourself on the open waters of vast Lake Skadar and watch Vranjina and its two peaks rise from the largest lake in southern Europe. Turn left and pass under a nearby bridge. Glide down paths enclosed with endless fields of kasaronja - water chestnuts. The ruins of Lesendro, the fortress built in the 18th century, appear soon after, along with their bird visitants, treating you with a beautiful view. Observe the birds dry their wings on the remains of the old fortress while enjoying their beauty and sound. Have fresh air flow through your body as you pass near the place where Lake Skadar meets its richest tributary - Morača River. Let the view melt before your eyes into thousands of white and yellow water lily flowers hidden behind three islets. After that, take the narrow passage between the uneven coast and marshy fields. You will arrive at the foot of Odrin hill - the home of the medieval monastery Kom. Let the aroma of wild thyme tickle your senses as you marvel at the swampy marshlands and enjoy the summer breeze. With such a pristine environment, you can be sure that the monastery honey is equally delightful. Examine the best-preserved frescoes in this area. Standing in the swampy northwestern reaches of Lake Skadar, the monastery has withstood the test of time and has the best-preserved frescoes in the region. When building its church (1415), the Ottoman Empire and the Republic of Venice surrounded the Slavic State Zeta. Therefore, all the monasteries of that period resembled a fortress. Kom was not an exception – built on a high hill, fringed by marshland with a protective wall with two gates. This medieval monastery can often be reached only by boat and has only one inhabitant - a Serbian-Orthodox monk. Leave this picturesque view after 30 minutes and return to Virpazar. In the meantime, pack your swimsuits, towels and sunscreen and prepare to swim in the deep-blue waters of Lake Skadar, surrounded by extraordinary views and untouched nature.