Beautiful beaches, friendly people, cheaper accom than the rest of Montenegro
little beach in town
Absolutely a place for a cool vacation in SUN 8-D !!!
We spent about 10 days on and offliving at Zuto's in the old town,and must say that our walks down tothe rest of Ulcinj either via Mala Plazaand the South Gate or to further upthe town via the museum and the North Gate, it was one of the best holidays I have ever had.We explored every alleyway and small narrow streetand soon it felt like home away...more
Ulcinj is one of the oldest towns on the Adriatic coast, with evidence of settlement dating back to 500 BC withstanding the ravages of time for 25 centuries. Stari Grad juts up magically on the cliffs above the open sea, with its face towards Otrant it is guaranteed to captivate all your sensesand give you somewhat of an awning of past...more
Beach hawkers selling stuffed pheasantsand ducks, a crew of 3 with a monkey shoutingas they moving along the shoreline, "FOTO, FOTO"cruel to see a poor monkey who should be swingingabout the trees in Africa and not used as a meansto get money. But the region has come through ahorrible war and these people were probably fearingfor their lives or the...more
Instead of stuffy museums and dustyartifacts from bygone epochs, then tryfeeling the pulse of the region with mostpeople coming from Bosnia, Macedonia,Albania, Kosovo, Serbia and Montenegro.Of course this resort must host predominatelyMuslim tourists and one can feel the much morefriendly atmosphere to that of other resorts furthernorth up the...more
OLD ULCINJI sort of stumbled upon this part of the city byaccident, while checking out various accom and rooms advertised.Old Ulcinj emits a real Oriental spirit that might be a reminder that Ulcinj has the largest Albanian community and used to even be part of Albania.. It is situated about 2 km away from the centre of the new town with newer...more
Just down the ramp leading from the Old Town on the western side of the town, is the Orthodox Cathedral of St. Nikola. The church was built in 1890 on the site of an earlier 15th century monastery dedicated to Archangel Mihailo. The Cathedral sits in the middle of a beautiful garden filled with ancient trees with beautifully knarled trunks. (see...more
Velika Plaza bb, Republika Crna Gora, Ulcinj, 85360, Montenegro
Satisfaction: Very Good
Good for: Families
THIS IS NOT A RUSSIAN OWNED NOUVEAU RICHE STYLE HOTEL YET AWFULLY DESIGNED AND INCREDOUSLY...more
Vida Matanovica b.b., Ulcinj, 85360, Montenegro
Good for: Couples
We ended up in here because I was hungry and hot and just had to eat something after our journey by bus from Podgorica and before looking for accomodation.A friendly place where we were definitely the only tourists.The menu comes in Montenegrin and Albanian language but we did recognize a few dishes. So, I ordered Poulet (chicken) filet with French...more
One evening we were lucky to get a table of a good view at this location at the Mala Plaza which is also brilliant for people watching.I opted for Spaghetti Napolitana which where great but somewhat on the spicy side for my taste. They cost Euro 4.00. Soft drinks were Euro 1.50.As in all places in Ulcinj that we visited service was friendly and...more
The Caffe-Pizzeria Plaza is located along the beachfront of Mala Plaza, Ulcinj's city beach. In the peak season you are lucky to get a table in the first row with a good view of the the street where in the evening everyone is promenading up and down. Excellent place for people watching.We were just early enough to grab such a table. The "Plaza"...more
Can’t remember the name of this bar, but it very easy to find...It’s the one at the very end of the Mala Plaza beach and sits on stilts over the water. Have to mention this bar not only for the great views across the bay but for the friendly staff. We popped in after a stroll one evening for a few beers and to watch the sunset. Ended up staying...more
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On one day we made a day trip to Stari Bar. We first took a bus to Bar (frequently) for Euro 2.50. This took maybe around 40 minutes. Outside the main bus terminal in Bar, there is a local bus (Olimpia bus company) near the railway station which runs hourly to Stari Bar for Euro 1.00.We tried to make our Ulcinj-Bar bus stop near the turn-off to...more
There are plenty of buses from the main bus station in Podgorica to Ulcinj every day. We took the one at 10.58 and arrived at about 12.40 in Ulcinj. During the journey you will see part of Lake Skadar and if you sit on the right side an old fortress by the lake. Later you will travel through a long tunnel and soon you will see the coast.The bus...more
Thanx for your reply. I got an email froma Ulcinj tourist web site and they quoted me the price of 6 eurofor minibus to Skoder,but I guess as you have to add 1 or 2 euro a bag itwould work out at around 10 euros. Was it a nice routeby Lake Scutari with the minibus and how was the road?Do you remember how long was the journey, 2 hours?I stayed last...more
IT'S THE CLACKERS that are the attraction/craze that matters...many different colours, even saw ones with Hanna Montanna on. CLACKERS or as they seem to call them inSerbian/Montenegrian "Clickety Clack" About €2 for the dangly balls on a bit of coloured string with a ring on the end,usually worn on the ring finger!They make a helluva noise and...more
When on a tight budget, it's a good idea to purchase the2 litre bottles sold in plastic bottles. Just ask for PIVO, similar to the Russian word 'piva'(Serbian language: пиво / pivo) The most popular is the four lagers under the brand name "Nik": Nikšićko pivo, Nik Gold, Nik Cool, and Nikšićko tamno. Then the...more
When you have no money, you must think about anything that can be used for free! Here a man selling sunglasses has found that the legs of a street balcony would make a perfect holder for its glasses. Each leg has its glasses, tight at the rear by a mere rubber band! Clever, isn't it?more
PART 1It seems that port cities that have a rich historyof trading with many nations or being occupiedby many different empires will also have a rich culture.Ulcinj is no exception. One seeming strange impact isUlcinj's past with having pirates and slave ships.A minority of the population, just a few families I thinkare the Black Montenegrins or...more
Truth or legend it still adds to themysteries about the fortress old town of Ulcinj.The tale about Miguel de Servantes Savedra andhis 5 years spent as a slave while ransomed for 500 goldernescudos/ducats Well here is what some Montenegrians claim, but I doubt itas it was well documented that the location of where he washeld was North Africa and not...more
I guess with Montenegro seeking to attract more tourists and hopefully one day join the EU, they have become more aware of the environment.The beaches are cleaned up every day with people, machinery and tractors raking through the sand and cleaning the broad walk and surrounding streets.With only a handful of rubbish bins on Mala Plaza, it's...more
When the urge calls that you needto relieve yourself and find a toilet,then I would suggest carrying a rollof toilet paper at all times and eitheruse the facilities of where your staying.The bus station has good clean freetoilets but the public toilet costs a few € centsbut I found it flooded with water and the turkish style squat style not my...more
I have a daughter recently turned 12 year old,the age when kids love to wander off and exploreand "do their own thing"Well Clara my daughter found the concrete beach whichwas situated next to where we were staying in the StariGrad at 'Zuto's Apartament' which was next to hisbrothers place,the well known Antigona fish restaurantwhich has a...more
Be careful with private apartments because they could lie in their advertisement! When we arrived to Ulcinj, we were very angry because our booked apartment was more expensive than on the internet, weren't included breakfast, towels, etc...So try to choose an apartment with some review and english speaking owner...more
I don't rely heavily on guide books anyway but I do use them a lot when planning a trip and to get background information on the history of a place. The Bradt guide does well in giving background information and history of Montenegro and its towns and cities in general but the detail on what to see and do is a bit vague and hard to read. I think that's what I found to be the biggest problem with this book. It's too hard to navigate and you need to trawl through pages to find the relevant details of what you're looking for.
Having said all that, they're aren't too many guide books dedicated to Montenegro so I suppose beggers can't be choosers and it did help me with my planning of my trip.
Think Lonely Planet just brought out an individual guide to Montenegro...would recommend this more than the Bradt guide based on past experience of both publishers.
Ulcinj Section in the Bradt guide gives a good background to the history of the town and it's growth through Venetian and Venetian times as well as outlining it's role as a pirate and slave centre.
15 km south to Ulcinj, Ada Bojana (click to visit my page) is a triangular shaped 480 ha island that divides the river Bojana (Buna in Albanian) into two arms. The sea front is 1.8 km, each of the river banks is 2.8 km. The "summit" of the island tops at 3.4 m elevation. It lies at the southernmost tip of Montenegro, thus, the southern arm of the...more
Communes of Ulcinj municipality are the following, it might be fun ifyour in an exploring mood and tired of the beaches and Stari Grad and armed with a good map (I couldn't find one) to explore the following places.Ambula • White Gora • Boyko • Bryce • Bratica • Briska Africa • Vladimir • Upper Klezna • Upper Stoj • Darza • Lower Klezna • Lower...more
Transport to Ada Bojana is not that easywithout a car. In the season there is a oncedaily bus leaving outside the resort receptionat 9 am and a return bus leaving the minibus(Furgon) departure point close to the hospital,just 150 -200 metres from the roundabout at the top of the town with 3 large round stones once used in the making of olive oil....more
They now have a website
and even a page on Facebook.
Kiteloop - Kite Surf Centar - Velika Ulcinjska Plaza
There are 160 pics and links to Youtube videos so seems
the place has become established and quite commercial now.
Not my cup of tea, but for thrill seekers looks like fun.
There home page has a really fantastic wind and weather
page giving a really detailed weather forecast.
Equipment: RIDE SAFE, RESPECT THE RULES OF WAY AND ANOTHER BEACH USERS, USE COMMON SENSE WHEN YOU RIDE OR HANDLE A KITE.
IF YOU ARE BEGGINER TAKE LESSONS WITH SCHOOLS WHO TEACH YOU EVERYTHING ABOUT KITEBOARDING(SPECIALLY SAFETY SYSTEMS) , DONT USE BOARD LEASH (LEARN TO BODDY DRAG UPWIND).
USE ALWAYS A KITE LEASH.
LEARN HOW TO DO SELF RESCUE IN DEEP WATER.
The 1979 Montenegro earthquake referred to by locals in Ulcinj as "the catastrophe' was the most devastating earthquake on the territory of present-day Montenegro, then part of Communist Yugoslavia.The EarthquakeThe earthquake, which measured 7.0 on the Richter scale and IX on the Mercalli intensity scale, occurred on April 15, 1979 at 07:19 local...more
This picture shows Ulaz 26 Novembar (26 November street), the street that connects the upper new town (Bulevar Maršala Tita) and the beach. This picture was taken almost halfway. This is busy place with a lot of pedestrians and luckily not too much car traffic, at least when we were there, may be this is not true all the time !more
i just spent few time there but my driver drop me off on the summit of the town and i saw an interesting place to be visited .. a main street quite steep and a small downtonwn but interesting as well.. i went to the bus station in the lower part of the city to take my ticket to KOTOR, the main attraction in Montenegro.. and it wort while !!...more