Montenegro: Plav

The small town of Plav is stuck in the extreme northeast corner of the country in an absolutely beautiful setting of the Prokletje Mountains National Park and Plav’s Lake in front of the mountain range. The town was founded by the Ottoman Empire and to this day the majority of the population is Muslim. There are two historic 17th century mosques in the heart of the town and the Redzepagic Tower, an observational lookout, also from the 17th century, and also Ottoman-built. Just a few kilometers north of town is a well-preserved 12th century Holy Trinity orthodox monastery, Byzantine in architecture and believed to be older then the much more famous Decani Monastery. No tourists here and you can enjoy unrestored ancient frescoes.