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Kolašin

The town Kolasin is located in the central part of Montenegro, 965 meters above sea level.   The Adriatic Highway is connecting it with the coast in the south and continental parts of the country in the north. The railway Bar – Beograd is passing through it is the highest of all railways in the Balkans.

Kolasin is:

  • 80 km away from Golubovci Airport
  • 150 km away from Port of Bar 
  • 75km away from Podgorica 
  • 395 km away from Belgrade 
  • 470 km away from Novi Sad 
  • 340 km away from Nis
  • 400 km away from Sarajevo
  • 737 km away fromZagreb
  • 220 km away from Dubrovnik
  • 945 km away from Ljubljana
  • 300 km away from Skopje

The distance between Kolasin and Rome is about 550 km, Paris and Berlin about 1.450km, Moscow about 2.000 km and New York nearly 2.500 km.
The first written data about the town Kolasin dates from 1565. It was built on place where different cultures and civilizations were interfering for many centuries, leaving their trails until today.  The nature itself gave to this small mountain town beauty and majesty of gigantic mountains Bjelasica, Sinjajevina and Komovi, with hundreds of years old forests, unspoiled Tara and Moraca Rivers and gracious mountain lakes. Kolasin is located in the central part of Montenegro and it occupies 897 km2.  It spreads between two magnificent canyons, Tara river canyon in the north and Moraca river canyon in the south. The climate ranges from the meditarrenian in the valley of Moraca River, to moderate continental, subalpine and alpine in Kolasin and on the mountains. Average annual air temperature is 7,2 ̊ C, with maximal temperature of 33 ̊ C and minimal temperature of - 32 ̊ C.
The most important local attraction is the National park Biogradska gora located between high peaks of Bjelasica mountain. It occupies the area of 4.000 ha, 2.600 ha under the woods, and the rest are mountain pastures and meadows.  Biogradska gora presents one of three last remaining rainforests in Europe. In the heart of the National park is Lake of Biograd, 1.094m above sea level. It is 1.100m long, 400m wide and about 12m deep.
Next, but not less attractive location is Moraca Monastery which was built in 1252. Interior of the monastery is painted in frescos with great art value. The most important fresco is “Raven feeds the prophet Ilija”. In the monastery treasury arekept several old manuscripts, printed books and icons. Special place takes the cross in the altar from 16th century, carved for 12 years in walnut wood.
One of the most visited attractions in the area is the Mrtvica River Canyon. The Canyon is about 35 km southern from Kolasin. It is 9m long and on some places 1.100m deep. Thereis a narrow hiking trail engraved in the stone. Kolasin has a unique botanical garden that represents flora of continental part of Montenegro. The great number of plant species from the area of Bjelasica, Sinjajevina, Komovi, Prokletije and Durmitor mountains presents inappreciable treasure regarding flora richness in this region.  It has a big educational importance so that you can get all sorts of information on endemic and endangered species, medicinal herbs and forest berries. It was founded in 1980 and is a property of Mister Danijel Vincek.

Kolasin and its surrounding is the base of ecological state of Montenegro and if you want to enjoy in the nature, meet people and their hospitability, come for the first time and you will always come back.

Tourist agency „Eco-tours“,well known as a leader in incoming tourism, is specialized in eco-tourism. The agency offers to its clients a wide range of services all around Montenegro for a decade.
For active arrangements which offers, the agency has top quality equipment of the world well known brands. Kind staff and trained guides will make your arrangement unforgettable.

 

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The first ecological state is classified in the group of Mediterranean countries even though it is a typical mountain area where 60,5 % of its territory is over  1.000 m above sea level. Especially is magnificent the mountain range of Bjelasica and Durmitor which is connected by picturesque Tara River Canyon, the deepest and the longest canyon in Europe.