195€ / per person
(price based on tour for two people)
Perched high upon a cliff, rising 900m above the Zeta valley stands Ostrog, the most important site in Montenegro for Orthodox Christians, attracting up to a million visitors per year. This religious attraction is not without its fair share of legends and stories. The monastery has been carved almost entirely on an impossibly vertically positioned mountain cliff and is the pride of Montenegrin spirituality. Constructed in 1665 within two large caves, it gives the impression that it has grown out of the very rock. Another highlight of this trip is a visit a rural household that reflects how spirit of old Montenegro is kept alive in modern days. Enjoy traditional Montenegrin treats prepared by the local hosts, just the way our ancestors prepared it before us.
The tour begins when you are picked up from your accommodation and driven towards Ostrog Monastery, which rising above Zeta valley between Podgorica and Niksic.
When we arrive at the Ostrog Monastery complex, we will first visit the Lower Monastery and the Holy Trinity Church that dates back to 1824. Then we will take off to the Upper Monastery. Bear in mind that we will need to park the car and walk up hill for 5 minutes to the Upper Monastery. When we arrive at the Upper Monastery you will hear many stories and see the coffin with the remains of St Basil, most important saint of Montenegro Orthodoxy.
After the visit to Ostrog monastery we will continue our journey to local house hold in a nearby village.
You will sample different kinds of homemade products specially prepared by our hosts like three different kinds of fruit brandy (‘Rakija’, as we call it), honey, specialties of meat, juices and cheese all prepared in the traditional Montenegrin way. You will feel good known Montenegrin hospitality on the every step of the tour. You will see the interiors of an old Montenegrin home and learn about how food was prepared and preserved during the winters. Our host will also show you how he makes honey and if you like he will give you a protection suit and hat and explain to you how the bee community functions. In spring and summer the colors are impressive as our host has more than 30 trees of different kinds of fruit.
The end of the tour.