ULCINJ REGION - LOCAL AND TOURIST INFORMATION

Bar

Bar is located towards the south eastern end of the Montenegrin coast between Budva and Ulcinj. It an important commercial port with a ferry service across the Adriatic to Bari in Italy. Day trips to Bari are possible. Bar is famous for its vast olive groves and is the centre of Montenegro's olive oil industry. Bar claims to have the world's oldest olive tree, Stara Maslina, over 2000 years old. Old Bar, or Stari Bar, is four kilometres inland and is an archaeological site. The ruins include fortifications, Roman aqueducts, churches and around 230 buildings. There is a good choice of beaches around Bar.


Popular beaches include Pearl Beach, Canj, to the north west of Bar, valued for its coloured sands; Sutomori Beach, together with Golden Beach, over 2 kilometres of golden sands close to the centre of Bar; Maljevik Beach with very clear water and Great Sands Beach to the south of Bar, a nature reserve famed for its sunsets.


Fifteen kilometres inland is the Skadarsko Lake National Park. The lake is one of the last fresh water marshes in Europe and is rich in flora and fauna. It is last remaining habitat of the pelican in Europe. Summer water temperatures are suitable for swimming and the Muricka beach, a 600 metre long sandy beach, is popular with visitors.


Ulcinj

Ulcinj is one of the oldest towns on the Montenegrin coast, with evidence of human settlements even in 500 BC. It is a walled town and even now it looks like an old fortress, and the influence of Greek, Roman and even African cultures is still there. The magnificent blue Adriatic sea shimmers below the vertical cliffs on which Ulcinj is built. Whilst in the past centuries this was a centre of fierce piracy, now the narrow cobbled streets of Ulcinj invite you to visit friendly restaurants, cafes, bars and shops and enjoy some of the most wonderful sandy beaches in Europe. The weather is sunny and warm, and the sea lovely to swim in. Something special about Ulcinj is that it is a town where east and west meet and it combines the sophistication of the Adriatic stone buildings with the low dwellings and colours and aromas of the Orient.


Ulcinj's beaches are very famous, but the whole area is still relatively undiscovered. The most famous is Great Beach which is a 12 kilometres long stretch of sand, slightly outside the town. On some parts of the beach you can rent sunbeds and umbrellas, or bring your own, Just between the Ulcinj town walls and a promenade of seafront shops and restaurants is the town beach, Little Beach, also sandy and very popular. Many more beaches abound, and another beach worth visiting is Ada Bojana, on a small island in the estuary of River Bojana to the Adriatic. It is a peaceful and atmospheric location. This beach also has a naturist campsite. Šaško lake and Ulcinj's salt pond are popular among birdwatchers, as they are major migration stop-off spots for over 200 bird species.


Ulcinj is a popular tourist destination in summer. In January 2010, the New York Times ranked the south coast region of Montenegro as one of "The Top 31 Places to Go in 2010".


Budva is the most famous Montenegrin seaside town, located amongst natural beauty and interesting historical sites, which testify about its rich and turbulent past. The Old town of Budva lies on a small peninsula and is surrounded by old city walls remaining from the medieval era of Venetian supremacy. In recent times Budva has become a sophisticated town with elegant art galleries, boutiques, ethnic shops, jeweller shops in particular, known to offer good value. The town is made up of narrow streets and squares with medieval churches, sunny cafes, restaurants offering a mixture of Italian and oriental food, and is lively with locals and tourists. During the summer months Budva turns into an open theatre, with numerous local performances, concerts and shows. Many nightclubs and bars provide a lively nightlife. Additional cultural experience is to visit wonderful monasteries with medieval icons.


Budva
Budva
Budva Town
Budva Town

The incredibly beautiful coastal part of Budva and its near surroundings is a jewel of Montenegro tourism and it has seventeen beautiful sandy and pebbly beaches. It is scattered with charming coves, dramatic cliffs, islands and reefs. It is a paradise for swimmers, surfers, kite surfers and divers, and also for families with children who want to play in the sand.

Budva beach and Old Town
Budva beach and Old Town
Mogren beach, Budva
Mogren beach, Budva

Our Villas in Ulcinj region


Villa Alexandra
Villa Alexandra A five bedroom, three bathroom air conditioned villa with sea views. Terraces, balconies, garden and swimming pool. Only 200 metres from the beach. Satellite TV, DVD player, WiFi and barbecue.
Villa Montenegro Asul
Villa Montenegro Asul Luxury, modern, air-conditioned, villa, 7 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, two sitting rooms, cinema, sauna, extra large swimming pool, stunning sea views. WiFi, parking. Beach club with tennis courts, swimming pools and restaurants nearby. Direct access to the sea 20 metres. Beaches 350 metres.
Villa Montenegro Sapphire
Villa Montenegro Sapphire Luxury, new, gated, modern, air-conditioned, beautifully built and furnished villa, 5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, extra large swimming pool, stunning sea views. WiFi, parking. beach club with pools, tennis and restaurants nearby. 60 metres from the sea.
Villa Montenegro Turquoise
Villa Montenegro Turquoise Luxury, new, gated, modern, air-conditioned, beautifully built and furnished villa, 5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, extra large swimming pool, stunning sea views. WiFi, parking. beach club with pools, tennis and restaurants nearby. 60 metres from the sea.
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