Virpasar, Montenegro – Besac Fort

Virpasar is a village by Skadar Lake. The favourite pastime here is a boat trip to see some of the 270 species of bird who live on and around the lake. My recommendation is to walk over the bridge and take the road that runs behind the Hotel Vir. After about five minutes of uphill there’s a sign to the right saying ‘Besac’ indicating the 15th Century fortification being restored with the help of EU funding. The 1 Euro entrance fee helps the restoration too. For this amount, the visitor will see the lake with the mountains of Albania in the background. The fortification is small with one central watchtower situated within the walls. There’s a circular staircase which leads to the top of the tower. The gatekeeper owns a small dog, which is the same colour as the fort. The fort dog runs around enthusiastically and wags its tail at visitors.

Published by Julian Worker

I was born in Leicester. I attended school in Yorkshire and University in Liverpool. I have been to 93 countries and territories including The Balkans and Armenia in 2015, France and Slovakia in 2016, and some of the Greek Islands in 2017. My sense of humour is distilled from The Goons, Monty Python, Fawlty Towers, and Midsomer Murders. I love being creative in my writing and I love writing about travelling. My next books are a travel book about Greece and a novel inspired by Brexit.

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