Ulcinj, Montenegro - Beautiful Beaches & Archaeological sites
Ulcinj is the most southern coastal town of Montenegro. It is home to only soft sand beach —its Velika Plaza - Great Beach is disadvantaged however because of its waters that range mostly from shallows to high waves. The soft sand and milky white water is perfect for a relaxing summer holiday.
The urban history of this town is interesting on its own without the other attractions. Archaeological sites in the town suggest it might be the oldest town in the Adriatic. The city was founded by the Ancient Greeks as the town of Colhis in the year 6 BCE. Colhis was captured and destroyed by the Romans in 163 BCE and rebuilt as Olcinium. In the 5th century, an earthquake destroyed the settlement and it was rebuilt as what is now the Old Town of Ulcinj in the 6th century. The town has a long and interesting history including Greek, Roman and pirate rule. City was much damaged in the last earthquick in 1979.
The Old Town rises above the new suburbs of Ulcinj on a cliff protected by tall Venetian walls, walls that provide the best view of the cove and the hill behind it, which are foundation for the rest of the city. Just below the wall lies the Small Beach, that is crowded throughout the summer season. There are two entrances into the Old Town through the walls, one ascending from the sea and the other from the new city.
With its natural potential Ulcinj is tourism borne. The longest beach at the Adriatic sea – Velika Plaza that is 13 km long, the Ada Bojana – a unique river island with marvelous sandy beaches, Valdanos – a unique bay with a coastline covered in old olive trees, the reconstructed old city of Ulcinj – full of interesting restaurants, cafés, galleries and hotels and many other attractive sights make Ulcinj unique and attractive for many tourists.
Ada is a famous tourist jewel of Montenegro, a nudist resort with a beautiful sandy beach and specific landscape, skilfully hidden from curious eyes, surrounded by a beautiful river Bojana on two sides and by the cleanest sea water ever on the third side.
Distances: Podgorica Airport: 65km; Tivat airport: 95km