Named after the city of Shkodra in northern Albania, Skadarsko Jezero (also known as Lake Skadar) is the largest lake on the Balkan Peninsula and with its surrounding wetlands it encompasses one of the most important bird and fish habitats in the Mediterranean region.
Durmitor is a mountain and the name of a national park in Montenegro. It reaches a height of 2,522 meters (Bobotov Kuk). The name Durmitor is probably derived from Balkan Romance (some Romanian/Vlach dialect), and it means “sleeping” (cognate with English dormitory). There are similarly named mountains such as Visitor (visator, “dreaming”) and Cipitor ( atipitor, “sleeping”) across ex-Yugoslavia. Another etymology could be from Celtic meaning “mountain with water”. The Durmitor National Park, created in 1952, includes the massif of Durmitor, the canyons of Tara, Sušica and Draga rivers and the higher part of the canyon plateau , covering the area of 390 km².
Adjacent to Cetinje is Lovcen National Park, normally approached by car, but accessible on foot. Covering 6.400 ha, the national park is dominated by Mount Lovcen and the Njegos Mausoleum, descending to the marshes of Skadarsko Jezero (Skadar Lake). Mount Lovcen has twin peaks, Stirnovik at 1.749 Meter and Jezerski at 1.657 Meter. The road from Kotor on the Boka Kotorska to Lovcen mountain is made up of a series of serpentine’s, each curve disclosing a yet more sensational vista below.