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Top Choice Seafood in Rijeka Crnojevića

Stari Most

Perhaps surprisingly – given its sleepy-village location – Stari Most is one of Montenegro’s best resturants. It’s well located on the marble riverside promenade, looking to the old bridge from which it derives its …
Top Choice Montenegrin in Virpazar

Konoba Badanj

A cool stone-walled interior with solid wooden beams, views of the river and interesting art make this an atmospheric eating option. The fish soup comes with big chunks of fish and delicious scone-like homemade brea…
Ruins in Lake Skadar National Park

Žabljak Crnojevića

For a brief time in the 15th century, between the fall of Skadar (now Shkodra in Albania) and the founding of Cetinje, this was the capital of Zetan ruler Ivan Crnojević. Now the enigmatic ruins stand forlornly on a…
Montenegrin in Virpazar


Restaurants don't come much more swashbuckling than this replica of a 19th-century boat gifted to King Nikola by the Turks, permanently docked by Virpazar's main square. Traditional Montenegrin grilled meat and lake…
Market in Virpazar


Every Friday during late spring and summer, you can buy locally-produced honey, rakija, olive oil, wine and handicrafts in a little market in the main square.
Bridge in Rijeka Crnojevića

Danilo’s Bridge

This arched limestone bridge is the telegenic trademark of Rijeka Crnojevića. It was built in 1853 by Prince Danilo.
Village in Virpazar


This charismatic little village four kilometres to Virpazar's southeast is a serene spot to stop and sample some local wines. Have a wander around the cluster of stone houses; someone will undoubtedly call you over …
Island in Islands


In the early years of the new millennium, an exceedingly welcoming community of nuns revived Beška Monastery after 300 years of abandonment. Fourteenth-century St George's Church is still undergoing slow reconstruct…
Island in Islands


Starčevo Monastery was named somewhat unflatteringly after the hermit who founded the monastery in 1377; it translates as Old Man’s Monastery. Revived in the last three decades, Starčevo has an old man once again – …
Fortress in Virpazar

Besac Fortress

Looking out over Virpazar, this recently reconstructed fortress was built by the Turks in 1478, and was the scene of many a bloody battle; it was also used as a prison by the occupying Italians in WWII. These days, …