Private Tour in Ostrog Monastery, Doclea and Nature Park Zeta
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- 6 hr
A significant cultural heritage, the most important spiritual center in Montenegro and rural way of living are the best combined in this tour. It includes the visit to the most important archeological site dating back to Roman period – Doclea, a city founded in the first decade of the 1st century and situated only a couple kilometers from downtown Podgorica; the spectacular Ostrog Monastery – the most visited spiritual center in Montenegro and, finally, a nice rural area stretching along Zeta river valley which has recently been declared a nature park… You will find out what happened in different historical epochs in this area, why Ostrog is such a popular monastery as well as why fig is an important product for one tribe and locals inhabiting the nearby area. You will enjoy the view on Zeta River, cross over its interesting bridges, pass by old mills, drink water from the best springs and ultimately have an opportunity to taste some local products.
Operated by: Natour Montenegro travel agency
Just a 10-minutes-drive from Podgorica there is the most famous archeological site from Roman times – Doclea. The city was built to take a strategic position between three rivers and during a certain period of its existence used to be the capital of Praevalitana Province which included the territory of present-day Montenegro. Today the forum of once very important Roman city contains remains of stone plastic, columns, capitals, epitaphs, thermae, temples… We will get to know how ancient Romans lived and find out more about different historical epochs of Podgorica and Montenegro.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Ostrog Monastery
One of the most significant Montenegrin monasteries and surely the most famous and spectacular is located some 45 km away from Podgorica at 900 meters above sea level, under the steep cliff of Ostrog Mountain (after which it was named). The monastery of impressive appearance was founded in mid-17th century by a monk and a superior of one of the eparchy of former Serbian Orthodox Church – Vasilije, whose cult has vastly spread so the present-day monastery stands as one of the most visited Orthodox spiritual centers worldwide. It is visited by people of different religions. We will find out more about the role of church in traditional Montenegro’s society, St Vasilije cult and fresco painting.
Duration: 1 hour
Following the visit to Ostrog and once we descend from the mountain we will drive through the nature park Zeta, covering the valley of the river of the same name, the area declared so because of the beauty of its landscape and rich biodiversity. We will get to know villages located in the valley, spend time on the river banks, see old mills, cross over interesting bridges and finally pay a visit to a local household.
Duration: 3 hour