Durmitor


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Durmitor

 

a mountain massif in the Dinaric Alps, in Yugoslavia. Elevations to 2,522 m. It is composed mainly of limestones, and there is karst. It is strongly dissected by gorges of rivers of the Piva and Tara basins. There are ancient glacial lakes. Evergreen and deciduous forests cover the slopes. Durmitor has been a national park since 1952.

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Durmitor National Park, which is a World Heritage Site boasts a rich flora and fauna as well as snow-covered high peaks, several canyons and many glacier lakes.
During the summer months, mist-shrouded peaks of the Durmitor Mountains overlook some of the most pristine countryside in the region, providing nature enthusiasts with breathtaking overlooks along hundreds of miles of hiking trails.
"We have started exploring the northern area in the Durmitor Mountains.
Season in the north is marked by a much greater interest in the area of adventure parks Lovcen and Durmitor which increased visits by 15%, then better visit in the area hiking and biking, as well as the growing demand for rafting on Tara and canyoning on Nevidio and events organized LTOa and municipalities that were extremely visited.Among mountain resorts this year singled Zabljak in the number of visitors and the number of visitors who have used the new road Zabljak - Boka.
You wouldn't know where to start, from the heights of the beautiful mount Durmitor, (which is just being con nected with a new road to Boka Kotorska), through the picturesque National Parks Lake Biograd, Lovcen, Lake Skadar and the beautiful stretch of coastline, from Herceg Novi to Ada Bojana, near Ulcinj.
The breathtaking UNESCO-protected Durmitor National Park, which has more than 18 glacial lakes, is in the north-west of Montenegro.
Inside is a collection of poems extolling the 'legendary virtues' of the man--'classics' like 'Karadzic, the Giant from Durmitor' and 'Resurrection of the Day of the Battle of Kosovo'.