Ulcinj

Ulcinj (Cyrillic: Улцињ, Albanian: Ulqin or Ulqini) is the most southern coastal town of Montenegro.

Understand

Ulcinj, Montenegro

Ulcinj is the southern most major town along the Montenegrin coast before reaching the border with Albania. Well over a majority of the population of Ulcinj is ethnic Albanian. Due to the town's nice location on the coast it is a major tourist destination of much of the Albanian population of Kosovo.

Get in

Get around

Ulcinj, Old Town

Ulcinj is a small city, you will have no problem getting around by foot, but keep in mind that some parts are very hilly. The hilly roads can become quite slippery when wet and many of the smaller streets have no sidewalks. If you're walking on such a street, keep to the dry areas and step aside when you hear an approaching vehicle to let them pass. Many people drive fast even with pedestrians on the road.

There are many stairs that lead down the hills that can be used to avoid long winding roads, but you'll have to look for the entrances, or use Google Maps Satellite imaging to guess where the stairs are; they're not marked and they often look like they lead into someone's home.

Car rental

See

Do

Ulcinj is a splendid central location for exploring Montenegro's South Coast region (from Bar to Skader Lake to Ada Bojana) and parts of Albania. The Ulcinj South Coast region boasts some of the most interesting adventure, historic and eco tours, and vacation beach stays in all of the Adriatic.

Eat

Ulcinj, Market

A few notes: fish restaurants calculate the price per 1 kg of raw fish. Example: One raw fish is about 500-600 grams, but when cleaned and cooked, it's around 200 grams. You get charged for 500-600 grams. If you see "scallop" on the menu anywhere, keep in mind that it's most likely NOT not seafood but meat (veal). The great majority of restaurants serve halal food, and thus pork can be rarely found.

Budget

Mid-range

Restaurants near the beach and long the main road falls into this category with prices of main meals of €3-7.

Splurge

Sleep

Accommodation are plentiful in Ulcinj, ranging from resort hotels to private accommodations. The resort hotels in Ulcinj are each in the process of renovation and reconstruction, as most have been recently privatized from former government agencies. Lodging costs range from full-service rooms at €50 per person (or more in jul and aug) down to the many unlicensed/unregulated private accommodations costing in the range of €10-25.

Budget

Mid range

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