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Prokletije is the largest mountain massif in the Balkans, they belong to the mountain range of the Dinarides and are their southernmost, highest and most impressive part. Due to their imposing appearance and high sharp peaks, the term “Balkan Alps” is often used for Prokletije.
Today’s name in plural – Prokletije, which means a larger number of mountain wreaths, was first introduced by the famous geographer Jovan Cvijić. (“Damned mountains” – symbolize the inaccessibility of this area). The gigantic massif with a total length of 417 km extends to the territory of Montenegro and Serbia, but it also covers a smaller part of Albania.
Montenegrin Prokletije is divided into three parts:
northern – in the area of the municipality of Rožaje and the Berane part of Prokletije,
central – covers the territory of the municipalities of Plav, Gusinje and Andrijevac part of Prokletije, and
south – Kučke planine and Malesija to Skadar Lake.
Montenegrin Prokletije is, in a narrower sense, a set of mountain peaks located between the Kučka mountains in the west and Bogićevica in the east. The access road to Volušnica and Popadija goes from Gusinje.
For the first hour and a half, a marked trail leads through the forest. Then you go out on the clearing from which you can see the Italian (2056 m) and Popadija (2057 m). The trail continues along the steep slopes of Volušnica, all the way to the top. Karaula (1915 m), Trojan (2190 m) and Vezirova brada (1781 m) can be seen all the time.
You will enjoy one of the most beautiful views of the mountain peaks in Montenegro! The difficulty of the trail is medium, so you will be able to enjoy the beautiful natural environment with less effort.