The town of Žabljak is situated in the central part of the Durmitor mountain region. With 1,456metres above the sea level, it is the highest elevation town in the Balkans.
Durmitor was declared the national park back in 1958, and in 1980 it entered the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Regarded the most magnificent mountain in Montenegro, with as many as 48 peaks topping 2000 meters in a fairly small area, Durmitor owes much of its charm to profane beauty of its 18 glacial lakes, called the “mountain eyes”, some of which are located 1,500 above the sea level. The greatest and arguably the most attractive is Crno jezero (The Black Lake), just 2 km away from the centre of Žabljak.
Tara River Canyon, the biggest and one of the deepest canyon in Europe, (and second biggest in the World only to The Grand Canyon of the Colorado river in Arizona, US) is also in close vicinity of Žabljak. It is a spectacular oasis of wildlife and reserve for numerous endemic species of flora and fauna, especially birds, which earned it the listing in UNESCO programme in 1977.