Tourism / Montenegro / Ulcinj


Ulcinj (Ulcinj) - the southernmost city of Montenegro, located near the border with Albania in the beautiful hills rich in Mediterranean vegetation. Here, a record number of sunny days per year for the whole of the Montenegrin Adriatic coast - as many as 217.

Scenic, like almost all the coastal towns of Montenegro, Ulcinj has its own special face, a special flavor. People appeared on the territory of the city in the Bronze Age, the settlement was founded in the 5th century BC, in its long history, and the city was a stronghold of piracy and the slave trade, and part of the Venetian Republic, and was ruled by the Ottoman Empire. Each of these periods has left its mark in the city and its historical and architectural monuments, which are concentrated in the Old Town.

Getting there

From the airport Tivat and Podgorica to Ulcinj by bus through Bar or Budva.

Weather Ulcinj

The swimming season lasts from April to November, summer water temperatures often exceed +26 ° C.

Beaches Ulcinj

Ulcinj and its beaches - one of the most attractive recreational areas in Montenegro. The coastline of Ulcinj stretches more than 30 kilometers from the confluence of the river Bojana into the Adriatic Sea to the Cape of Old Ulcinj, and includes well-known Big Beach and Little Beach. In the mountainous part Ultsinskoy Riviera located Valdanos Beach and 18 picturesque bays. Due to geographical location, it is this part of Montenegro boasts the warm sea, the largest number of sunny days per year and the greatest diversity of subtropical vegetation.

At around 100 km Ulcinj no one factory or plant.

The most famous local beach - Large, it stretches for 13 kilometers and ends on the island of Ada Bojana - known in Europe nudist rookery. Even the coast is constantly working kaytserferskih several stations.

The most beautiful panorama of the Old Town - the one that opens from the Small Beach. Beach name speaks of its size (its length is about 400-600 meters), but not its significance for tourists. Beach sand, sand and silky healing has increased natural radioactive background and therefore a beneficial effect on patients with rheumatism. In addition, due to natural factors, the sea water off the coast of highly mineralized, and in conjunction with climate factors is creating an aerosol veil along the edge of the sea, very useful for the treatment of chronic diseases of the upper respiratory tract.

Hotels and Restaurants Ulcinj

Ulcinj Hotels offer its guests accommodation of different levels. Quite a large selection of modest hotels, designed for unpretentious travelers. But, regardless of the cost of accommodation, hospitality and friendliness are waiting for guests of all hotels. Doors many cafés, restaurants and bars are open almost around the clock: they all work "until the last customer." The menu is based on local products is usually very fresh and tasty. As in other coastal cities, there are many restaurants offering a wide selection of seafood dishes. Due to the abundance of tourists, the city life does not stop for a moment: a lot of night entertainment establishments are invited those wishing to relax and enjoy a variety of shows. A nocturnal illumination of streets in Ulcinj is the most bright and beautiful on the coast.

Entertainment, excursions and attractions Ulcinj

The old town is divided into two parts - the Upper City (The Citadel) and Lower Town. Citadel is not only a historical site, it is firmly established in the classical literature: it was here was in prison the great Spanish writer Cervantes, it was here that he created the image of Dulcinea (the girl from Ulcinj), which, as we know, was adored by the legendary Don Quixote.

It came in the old town and the history of religion here in the middle of the 17th century lived a famous connoisseur of the Talmud Shabtai Zvi. Studying the Talmud, the sacred book of the Jews, he came to a paradoxical solution: had converted to Islam under the name of Mahmud Efendi. In general, a lot of knowledge there is a lot of sadness ...

Since the city passed from one masters a lot of time to others, its architectural appearance is a rather mixed picture, in which, nevertheless, is dominated by Muslim motifs. The most striking illustration of the interlacing of cultures is the City History Museum, which is now located in the former mosque, which, in turn, has been rebuilt from the church. Particular attention should be paid to the Palazzo Venezia, a palace Balsica and exotic Oriental Bazaar, known on the entire coast.

Holiday in Ulcinj

Not far from the Ulcinj is world famous Skadar Lake, which is eager to see everyone who comes on holiday in Montenegro. The lake is very beautiful, with diverse, sometimes marshy banks. It is very interesting for those who like to watch the bird life, many of which are among the rare. In the northwestern part of the lake to build a dam, which is the pride of the country and the epitome of modern construction technologies. That it passes the highway and railway Belgrade - Bar. On the shore of the Skadar Lake is the Albanian city of Shkodra with an ancient fortress, before him from Ulcinj only 40 km on the highway.

Where to stay: at one of the resorts of the Riviera Ultsinskoy. For example, in the rich sights on Ulcinj, which is also like a good wind for kitesurfers. Or on the progressive and cheerful island Ada Bojana - a nudist resort of all stripes. Where to go: in Lovcen National Park to climb to dizzying mountain, to the tomb of Peter Njegos and honor the memory of the last of the spiritual ruler of the country; to abound with fish of all varieties of Skadar Lake or the ancient capital of Montenegro, Cetinje. In addition, it is necessary to visit the ancient fortress of Kotor and enjoy views of the Bay of Kotor, sing "talk though you're with me, Guitar seven-string ..." at the monument to Vysotsky in Podgorica and, closing his eyes on the height and steepness of trails, quietly whispering a prayer, climb to the monastery - rock monastery Ostrog. As a "foreign country" in Montenegro are very popular trip to the Italian Venice, the city of St. Nicholas of Bari and neighboring Croatia, Dubrovnik. You may also be interested in Greece, Italy, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia. See also: Sights Montenegro, Montenegro, the sights. The most popular towns and resorts of the country: Bar, Budva, Kotor, Podgorica, Petrovac.