The source of the Moraca river lies at the base of the mount Lola, and runs into Skadarsko Jezero close to the town of Podgorica. It is 100 kilometer long. Together with the Tara river it is one of the rare European rivers whose waters are unpolluted and drinkable almost all the way from the source to its mouth.
The width of the river varies between 20 meter in the canyon and 250 meter in Zeta valley. The depth of the water is from 0,5 in lower course to 10 meter in the canyon. The Moraca flows through relief, which can best be characterized by its cruelty. The Platia canyon is famous for just this. Some parts of the Moraca Canyon are more then 100 meter deep and its steep bluffs are inaccessible even for top flight mountain alpinists. In its northern part, the Morača is a fast mountain river, and has cut a canyon north of Podgorica.
Its exceptionally clear water shelters many species of fish, among which we must make special note of three kinds of trout, making the Moraca the target of numerous sport fishermen.
The Morača River is the biggest tributary of the Skadarsko Jezero lake. The famous Morača monastery, founded in 1252 by Stefan, son of Vukan Nemanjić, king of Zeta, is situated to the north part of the river’s canyon.
Accommodation in the vicinity of the Morača river
The Morača canyon and river is one of the wider ravines of Montenegro and is mainly visited as a road to the northern part of Montenegro or Serbia. This road straight through the ravine along the cliffs is known for its beauty and the fact that you occasionally have to be at the disposal of strong nerves through the freight traffic that drives through here. The road together with the Morača monastery are the tourist attractions of the ravine. In addition to the towns in the vicinity of the ravine, there are some accommodations along the way through the ravine. These are mainly aimed at the passing traffic and motorcyclists who are lovers of winding roads.
- Hostel Izvor – Hostel Izvor is quietly located 5 kilometers from the town of Podgorica, by the Moraca river. Reception is open 24 hours a day and you can park for free on site. All rooms are comfortably furnished and offer free Wi-Fi. The guest house has a bar and a restaurant, serving traditional Montenegrin dishes. Here you can enjoy the beautiful Moraca ravine and the many hiking trails.
- Facilities : Bar, Restaurant, Sun terrace, Free Wi-Fi Internet Access Included, Free Parking, 24-Hour Front Desk, Airport Shuttle (surcharge), Pets Allowed, Electric Vehicle Charging Point, Laundry (surcharge), Car Hire.
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