The town of Ulcinj boasts a peppering of historic monuments, among them mosques, a clock tower and the 6th century Villa Rustica with its ancient mosaics. Due to its proximity to Albania, there is a strong Albanian tourist contingent here but for most international tourists the town simply offers a number of accommodation options as alternatives to the somewhat formulaic hotels along the main beach road.
One of the Adriatic’s most ancient settlements and a pre-medieval pirate capital, nearby Ulcinj dates back to the Bronze Age and was once home to Miguel de Cervantes, the Spanish writer best known for Don Quixote. With a well-preserved castle-like structure overlooking the shore of it’s old town, the Byzantine urban plan of its new town reflects centuries of Ottoman rule.
- Tour Ulcinj’s ancient slave quarters, where Spanish writer Cervantes was once imprisoned
- Stop for Turkish coffee at one of the many cafes of old town Ulcinj
Ulcinj is a coastal resort town with a population of 20,000 of which the majority are Albanians. Ulcinj is the centre of the municipality and the Albanian community in Montenegro.