View Tara river gorge Durmitor National Park Montenegro by Creative Travel Projects, ShutterstockTara river gorge, in the Durmitor National Park, is the second biggest canyon in the world and the biggest one in Europe. © Travel Projects, Shutterstock

Canyons and glacial lakes make up this massif that rises dramatically from the surrounding plain.

The 39,000ha Durmitor National Park has magnificent mountains, alpine lakes and high pastures. It is bordered by two deep canyons, the Tara to the east and the Piva to the west. As a summer resort it offers endless opportunities for nature lovers, hikers and mountaineers. The area received national park status in 1978 and since 1980 Durmitor National Park and the Canyon of the River Tara have jointly been listed by UNESCO as a site of natural and cultural heritage.

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