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Kolašin - a place for true rest

Kolašin - a place for true rest

Travel destinations Comments: 0 starstarstar Jan 31, 2023

Kolašin, a small town in Montenegro, was founded in the 17th century, and today it has about 3,000 inhabitants. The name of the city itself has the root of the word kolo, which is the Old Slavic name for wheel or circle. Also, the word kolaš in these areas had the meaning of a dancer in a circle.

Surrounded by the Sinjajevina, Bjelasica, Ključ and Vučje mountains, Kolašin lies at an altitude of 954 meters, and that alone is enough to imagine a mountain, idyllic town, as if it was created for rest and regeneration. Due to its altitude and favorable climate, Kolašin is classified as an air spa, suitable for visitors looking for recovery and refreshment as recommended by a doctor.

Not far from the city is Biogradska gora, one of the brightest pearls of nature reserves in Europe. It is a real rainforest on a mountain massif rich in water and endemic plant and animal species, pastures and colorful ethno villages. Easy accessibility to the park itself is the best invitation to visit and enjoy its fairytale atmosphere. A special attraction for tourists, within Biogradska Gora, is Biograd Lake. The hiking trails, which surround it, are hidden in the dark forest greenery, which like thick hair frames the pure pearl blue face of the lake.

Thanks to its natural position, Kolašin is ideal for winter tourism. The ski center organizes the reception and transportation of guests to the hotel, or to the ski center, with its own buses. Today, the Jezerine ski resort is widely known for its quality service with a high-quality cable car and several ski lifts that go up to 1,950 meters above sea level. In Jezerine, there are also numerous catering facilities with national cuisine, so a day in the snow will be more complete if you spend some time by the fireplace or just basking in the winter sun with a warm drink.

Some trails in Jezerine are according to FIS standards, which means that they are fully prepared for competitions of the highest level. Bjelasica is characterized by a lot of alternative trails that go through the forest, and in some places the slope of the trails is over 60%, which makes them fantastic for fans of extreme skiing. The proximity of the ski resort to the city itself conditions its popularity, so that a large number of residents of Podgorica and some southern Montenegrin municipalities use every free day to visit Bjelasica. The skiing and snowboarding school, Mountain Rescue Service, First Aid and numerous other services operate within the ski area, making this ski area extremely attractive and tempting for both recreational and professional users. The length of the main slope is over four kilometers, it is extremely wide, and ready to receive thousands of skiers at once.

As in many other modern European ski resorts, the slopes have equipment for artificial snowmaking. Illuminated slopes allow night skiing. Skiing enthusiasts have the opportunity to hire a professional instructor, and if you don't have your own skis and equipment - you can rent everything you need on the ski slopes.

The good geographical position of Kolašin is also reflected in its excellent connection with other cities in the region. It is located an hour's drive, through Platije canyon, from Podgorica in the south. It also takes a little more than two hours to drive north to the border with Serbia.

In order to popularize the winter tourist season, the capital Podgorica has provided free transportation to the ski resort twice a week.

As an agency whose activity is the online sale of bus tickets, we offer you direct departures to Kolašin from the following cities:

Bus Podgorica – Kolasin   

Bus Herceg Novi – Kolasin  

Bus Belgrade - Kolasin  

Bus Nis – Kolasin  

Bus Skoplje – Kolasin 

Photos taken from the TO Kolašin website


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