The Tara canyon, also known as the Tara river gorge, is the longest canyon in Montenegro. It is 82 kilometers long and is 1,300 meters at it’s deepest, making it the deepest river canyon in Europe. The canyon is protected as a part of the Durmitor national park and is a tentative UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Tara river cuts through the canyon. The Tara river, at its end making confluence with the Piva, becomes the Drina, and is some hundred and fifty kilometers long. In its passage through the Durmitor national park, the river has a mean fall of 3.6 meters per kilometer, making a host of waterfalls and cascades possible, thus creating with its uniqueness, and is often referred too as “The teardrop of Europe”.