ABOUT SOUTH MONTENEGRO TOUR
If you want to explore the south of Montenegrin coast with a spectacular sandy beach in Ulcinj, 13 km long and 60 meters wide, make sure to go to this tour. In addition to seeing a beautiful large beach, you will see the largest olive grove in Montenegro under the name Valdanos, as well as the cities of Bar and Ulcinj. Just like the Bay of Kotor is completely different from the Budva Riviera, also the southern part of the Montenegrin coast is a completely different experience. All of this will make the tour interesting and dynamic in its sightseenig, culture and historical heritage.
Ulcinj is the southernmost town on the Montenegrin coast which has a distinguishing Oriental flavor and feel to it, partly because of the long Ottoman presence here (till 1878) and more due to the fact that this is the only coastal town with a Muslim Albanian majority. This makes Albanian the first language here and most of the signs are bilingual. The old Town of Ulcinj is smaller than old towns of Kotor, Budva, Bar and Herceg Novi. It is settled on the top of a huge cliff just above the sea near the city center.
In 1580, the town was captured by Uluz-Ali, Alegrian pirate and later viceroy of his province. His rule began a period of more than a century in which Ulcinj was the dreaded seat of pirates, who with their light vessels attacked not only Venetian or other Christian trades but also Turkish ships in Adriatic. The local pirates were known far and wide, acquired vast wealth in valuables especially from slave trading. It is speculated that the famed Spanish writer Cervantes was sold as a slave to Algerians in Ulcinj when he fell captive.This era was ended in 1737 after the Sultan banned corsairs un the Adriatic and destroyed their fleet. In 1878 the town was taken by Montenegrins becoming a valuable harbour for their previously land-locked state.
After visiting the old town of Ulcinj, we will go to the Grand Beach and only a few kilometers away from the city center where we will make a lunch break.The road south of the town leads across the Milena Canal (named after King Nikola’s wife) leading to the vast Ulcinj saltpans. On the canal one can see kalimere, traditional fishing devices with the net on the end of long pole designed to catch fish. From this point the long Great Beach (Velika plaža) stretches, with the length of 14 km of fine gray sand it is the largest beach in Montenegro. The Great Beach is the ideal place for a first-class exeprience at the end of this tour. Guests can enjoy the extraordinary dishes, especially fish because restaurants often have equally represented sea fish as well as fish from Lake Skadar as well as fish from Bojana River (the southernmost river in Montenegro). Numerous farmers from surrounding villages supply restaurants so the taste of vegetables, fruits, meat, fish, cheese, olive oil and wine is organic with a lots of favor and prices are very favorable. Guests who do not want to have lunch can enjoy the Grand Beach or swim in the sea or simply sunbathe while enjoying the sound of the waves.
So relaxed and full of new experiences, we will return to Budva and Kotor. In the subsection we will enjoy the whole way in the magnificent sunset, while in the high season we will reach major traffic jams on the highway.
BOOKING AND PAYMENT
Tour ticket can be bought on-line via BOOK NOW! option, or directly at the reception of Montenegro Hostel B&B Budva (address: Vuka Karadzica 12, next to cafe Greco, located in the old town of Budva). and Montenegro Hostel B&B Kotor (address: Stari Grad 333, next to the restaurant Regina del Gusto located in the old town of Kotor).
The last on-line booking is possible to make up to 21:00 (9 pm) the day before departure. After that time ticket can be bought only at the reception of Montenegro Hostel B&B Budva or Montenegro Hostel B&B Kotor.
Receptions are open from 8 am till midnight. Guests can purchase the tour ticket at the reception of the hostel up to 23:00 the day before departure.
Purchasing ticket directly in the mini-bus is not possible.
Tour is organized by air conditioned mini bus.
Licensed tour guide on English language.
Price doesn't include
Entrance fee for Old Town Bar of 3 euro
Standard breakfast costs from 5 till 7 euro
Standard lunch costs from 8 till 12 euro
Guests can use their own food and drink (breakfast and lunch are not mandatory).
Guests who want to bring their luggage on the tour and finish the tour in another city ( Kotor or Budva) can easily do that. There is no luggage fee.
Before you decide to purchase the tour ticket check our itinerary and terms and conditions.
Hope you will enjoy on our tour:)
MH Travel Agency Team