Kolasin Things to Do
There has been in along the centuries a number of battles in and around Kolasin. During WWII, the partisans were very active and paid a heavy toll for the freedom of the country. On Trg Borsa, stands a monument made by a famous sculptor from Zagreb, Vojn Bakić that honor them.more
Trg Borca, the main square stands on top of the city.Photo 1 : On one side, a large fountain is flowing.Photo 2: At one corner stands a three levels building with a small clock tower and the sunny terrace of a bar where we had an excellent beer. The square is paved with wood.Photo 3 : south part of the SquarePhoto 4 : at one end of the square, a...more
Vodenica restaurant: Vodenica restaurant
Vodenica restaurant is set in an ancient water mill, hence the name. They have kept a part of the mechanism on the ground floor and the dining room is at the first floor. (photo 1)
photo 2 : Kajmak is milk cream that has been heated and let fermented. It has a fat content of about60%. It is usually home made and used as an appetizer or as a condiment. It is considered as national meal in Serbia, Montenegro and southern Croatia.
photo 3 : we tried a local dish named Kačamak. It is made with mashed potatoes mixed with kajmak and grated hard cheese. It is very filling and a real mountain dish! It is almost the same than the French Aligot. Aligot is a dish from Aubrac, a region of south central France, between Aveyron, Cantal and Lozère: mashed potatoes added with cream, fresh hard cheese and garlicRelated to:
- Road Trip
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Kolasin is80 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 Golubovci Airport and Rome is...more
The train to Kolasin is an engineering marvel. Perhaps as much as half of the route is inside longs tunnels through the high mountain.The views, when you emerge from a tunnel, are out of this world. The train from Podgorica is cheap, fast, and comfortable. The train station in Podgorica is right at the bus station. The train is quite an alternative...more
Kolasin Local Customs
Children petting our dog
Both in Albania and in Montenegro, our little Silky Terrier always catches the interest of kids and they want to cuddle him. In the beginning, he enjoyed it but after a while, he felt that he had done the job and wanted to go away. However, even when he is bored, he never growls after them.
Kolasin Off The Beaten Path
Morača monastery stands along the Morača river and along the main road, between Podgorica and Kolašin, 19 km south to Kolasin. It was built in 1252 by King Stefan Nemanja, son of king Vukasin, and grandson of king Nemanja.The monastery complex comprises the cathedral for Falling into Sleep of Holy Mother of God (Uspenje Bogorodice), a...more
Morača river is not very long as it is only 113 km. It flows from Rzača mountain to Shkoder Lake, almost at sea level. Thus its upper part, shown here, is a mountain river flowing in a canyon. The water is deep blue. We saw several fishermen fishing most probably for trout. On our way to Kolašin, we followed Morača river from...more
2 Hotels in Kolasin
Favorite thing: “You can imagine nothing more beautiful then what nature endowed to this region long time ago”, many people would say about Kolasin and its surrounding. Little town settled on the height of 960 meters above the sea, whose blue sky is hidden by the slopes of the mountain Bjelasica, Sinjajevina, Vucje and Kljuca. Woods, the endless pastures, mowed fields in the summer, and unforgettable “snowy fairy tale” with water currents and lakes. “Untouched Switzerland”, was written by the delighted German journalist in 1998, after spending the winter holiday in Kolasin. And whatever the guests want, everything is really at their disposal. If they want to go skiing or sledding they can visit Bjelasica and its neatly arranged skiing and sledding paths with ski lifts, with the experienced skiing trainers, of course. If they want some fishermen adventure, they can visit one of the water currents teeming in trout or else, they can be accompanied by the experienced hunters and the guides in hunt on big and small game. If they choose nothing of it they can go in long but not less attractive walks and they will be surrounded by a wilderness on every single step. The exciting rafting along the Tara River usually begins from here. The most famous picnic grounds here are Biogradsko and Sisko lake and then two more lakes Ursulovacka and Pesica lake on the mountain of Bjelasica, then Rikavac above the source of the river Tar, Kapetanovo and the Mahnito lake on Trebjes.
Lovers of plant species should certainly visit the valuable botanic garden in Kolasin that posses more then hundred samples of the rare mountain vegetation adequately grown and examined on the area of more then thousand square meters.
There, where you need to take no aspirins in your luggage, you are to feel the influence of the unique mountain “sedatives” walking down the paths of the first little forest, on the mountain Bjelasica for example.
Fondest memory: The first written data on Kolasin is from 1565. Town of Kolasin was built on place where different cultures and civilizations were interfering, leaving their own marks till our days.
Nature itself gave to this little mountain town beauty and pride of grandiose mountains Bjelasica, Sinjavina and Komovi, with hundreds of years old virgin forests, unspoiled rivers Tara and Moraca and gracious mountain lakes.
Kolasin is settled in heart of Montenegro, and it occupies 897 km2. It spreads between two magnificent canyons: Tara Canyon in the North, and Moraca in the South.
The climate ranges from Mediterranean, in the valley of Moraca River, to moderate continental, subalpine and alpine in Kolasin and in the mountains. Average year temperature is 7.2°C, with maximal temperatures of 33°C and minimal of -32°C.
The most important local attraction is National Park "Biogradska Gora" on Bjelasica mountain.
Very important cultural and historical attraction is Moraca Monastery. Interior of Monastery is painted in frescoes with great art value. Especially outstanding is one of the eleven preserved frescoes showing the life of the prophet Elijah. Special place takes the cross in the altar from 16th century, carved for 12 years in walnut wood.
One of the most visited places in the area is canyon of Mrtvica River. Canyon is about 35 km southern from Kolasin. It is 9km long, and on some places 1100m deep. There is a narrow hiking trail engraved in stone.
Kolasin has the unique botanical garden, which represents flora of continental region of Montenegro. The great number of plant species from mountains Bjelasica, Sinjavina, Komovi, Prokletije and Durmitor present richness in flora of this region. It has an educational importance so you can get all sorts of information on endemic and endangered species, medicinal herbs and forest fruits.Botanical Garden is founded in 1980. and is a property of Mister Daniel Vincek.Related to:
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