The fortress of Zabljak Crnojevica, Skadar Lake

The purpose of this trip was to find new parking places for a motorhome, explore the surroundings of Skadar Lake and desire to test a boat with an electric motor.

We visited:

  • the ancient fortress of Zabljak Crnojevica (at one time this place, although not for long, was the capital of Montenegro)
  • went by boat on the rivers flowing into Skadar Lake
  • have swept on a scooter on picturesque meadows

In the morning we left for the motorhome from the tourist capital of Montenegro – Budva. The road ran along the sea to the town of Petrovac and further, through a picturesque pass, went to the Skadar Lake.
Having passed the bridge across the Moracha river, we went deep into the color of local villages, where the foot of the tourist does not so often step.

The fortress of Zabljak Crnojevic, a boat trip to the Skadar Lake montenegro rent motorhome caravan trailer

On a narrow asphalt road, passing several villages, we arrived at the end point of our mini autotravel – the village of Zabljak Crnojevica, which is so small that there is not even a shop in it, and it was once a few years that the village was the capital of Montenegro.
Zabljak Crnojevica is a medieval fortress-city, it is located on the river Moracha, near the Skadar Lake. First mentioned in written sources in the XV century, it was then the ruling dynasty Crnojevic moved the capital there. And also from here Montenegrins tried to repulse the Turks, the war with which flared up just in that period, but the city was captured, and the capital of Montenegro had to be moved to Cetinje. Only after the Berlin Congress of 1878, Zabljak Crnojevica managed to return to Montenegro.

The fortress of Zabljak Crnojevic, a boat trip to the Skadar Lake montenegro rent motorhome caravan trailer