Brezna an Ethno village in Montenegro
by Ljubinka Andrijevic
The ethno village « Montenegro » is the first village of its kind in Montenegro, although for several years the country was considered to be already an Ecological State.
The village has it’s own organic gardens planted near by, and as a matter of fact one of the gardens has the name of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, as an appreciation for their visit and promotion of Montenegro. Part of the production from the gardens is sent to orphanages in Montenegro on their behalf.
The village offers many activities: cycling, rafting in the beautiful river Tara, jeep safari, photo shooting, camping, hunting… or just enjoying dinner near an open fire and watching the stars.
This Ethno village in « Montenegro », is located in the heart of Montenegro and offers a unique experience of pristine nature. It is located near the majestic canyon Komarnica (Nevidio) and near the Durmitor massif with Europe’s deepest canyon, the Tara Canyon. For thousands of years the Tara river has been sculpting and scouring its path through the soft limestone surface, resulting in one the deepest gorges of the world – in some places 1,300 m to the valley. This is the reason why the Tara Canyon is Montenegro’s second enlisted place on the Unesco list for World Heritage Sites.
Ethno village » Montenegro » has Interestingly designed and named its bungalows as cottages « Time Machine ».
We can also enjoy having around, souvenirs shops, ethnic cottages, honey huts , shepherd’s cottage. One of the National Restaurants offers the opportunity to taste dishes of traditional Montenegrin cuisine, now almost forgotten : bread under the iron pan, polenta, fritters, lamb in milk in a very famous beer cheese and « skorup » home made salty milk cream.
Along numerous tours and recreational activities Ethno village organizes various educational programs, workshops, seminars, field trips and nature classes.
There are numerous contests like: street tales, children’s playroom, playground, small zoo, horseback riding, cycling, 80 km of hiking trails, 3 descent to the canyon Komarnica, 3 vantage points, lovers trail, organizing rafting on river Tara with licensed skippers and boats, drive ring at the mountain Durmitor, trips to the Canyon Nevidio with professional Mountain Rescue Service …
From educational programs created for children’s excursions: sightseeing ethnic huts and objects that our grand mothers used to use in their households, short orientation training in nature as well as food preparation, visit lots of organic food and a short lesson on a healthy diet.
Photography courtesy of Ethno Village « Montenegro »