It is the largest lake on the Balkan Peninsula. It is located in a valley in the southeastern Montenegro and mountain Rumija separates it from the sea. The lake is 50 km long and 14 km wide, with a changing surface.
During spring and autumn season when the water level rises, the size of the surface is about 500km2, while during the summer, when the water level diminishes, the size of the surface is about 350km2.
The Lake of Skadar is bordering with Albania. Sixty three percent of the lake belongs to the territory of Montenegro. The lake shore is indented with many bays and colorful fishermen villages.
Not far from Virpazar towards Krajina there is a number of coves with pebble beaches, and the most known one is Murici, 560m long.