Welcome to Rijeka Crnojevića
When Montenegro was ruled from Cetinje, this is where the royals came to escape the Black Mountain’s winter. The relatively modest house of Vladika Petar I Petrović (St Peter of Cetinje) still stands; you'll recognise it by its ground-floor arches and upper rooms jutting out over the road.
Construction of the €90 million Porto Skadar Lake ecoresort (www.portoskadarlake.com) near the mouth of the river is set to commence in 2017; it's due to open in 2019. Some locals and tour operators have expressed concerns that the development – which includes plans for a large-scale hotel, villas, shopping centre and a marina – will have a disastrous impact on the region's native bird and marine life.