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Ulcinj is the southernmost city of the coast of Montenegro. The idillic, natural potential makes this coastal town a tourism paradise. The longest beach at the Adriatic sea – Velika Plaza which is 13 km long, Ada Bojana – a unique river island with stunning sandy beaches, Valdanos – a unique bay with a coastline covered in old olive trees, the old town of Ulcinj – a vast number of interesting restaurants, cafés, galleries and hotels … and many other attractive sights make Ulcinj an attractive must see destination for every visitor of Montenegro.
Above everything else, Ulcinj owes its popularity to the sun, sea, and sandy beaches as many visitors have pointed out that those are “God given beaches” made out of the prettiest grains of grayish and warm sand. Warm, clear and transparent sea whose transparency of 56 meters, measured in Ulcinj, is the biggest on the Adriatic Sea, with mild coastal climate, are an irresistible motif for every tourist.
According to historical data Ulcinj is for sure one of the oldest towns on the Adriatic coast. It is thought that Ulcinj is more than 2.000 years old. In this area for centuries the cultures of Orient and the West collided, which by the richness of the historical inheritance, can be felt in every step. As the tracks of the first settlements in Ulcinj appear even before V century B.C. it is considered that Ulcinj was founded by Illyrians, the people of the Indo-European origin. At the time of the free Illyrian state, Ulcinj experiences its greatest bloom. The original name of Ulcinj was Kolhinijum, and it got such name by Kolhidians (a tribe of Greek origin) for which is thought that they are the founders of the old Ulcinj Lake.