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Ulcinj
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Ulcinj 

 

Ulcinj extends along the sea in the shape of a drawn bow. It is actually the remains of the former Colhidium or Olcinium. You can discover its long and dramatic three millennium history. It is one of the oldest towns along the Adriatic coast. There are many traces of beautiful stone constructions. Only a few well-preserved ornaments remain to remind us of the luxurious gothic and renaissance period. And yet some of the buildings have survived like the Balsica-tower or the renaissance church-mosque, where the city museum is located. It is still the dominant oriental style today. Two gates, one from the sea and the other from the land, lead to this cultural treasure.

 

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Velika plaza (Big beach), with sand as fine as flour, is 12 km long and extends as far as the eyes can see. It is a natural phenomenon of beauty and abundance. It is 5km away from Ulcinj, 13km long, 60m wide, so the locals call it "Kopakabana of Ulcinj". It spreads out from Djerane Cape to Ada Bojana. It is covered with the finest sand (the diameter of a grain is 0.1-5mm) and it is estimated that its capacity is 15000 people.

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The quality of the sand is such that is has medicinal features. It is rich with minerals, it is good for those suffering from rheumatism and other illnesses. The Great Beach is distinctive for a long shallow belt of sea water. Beneath the Djeran Cape, at the very beginning of the Great Beach there is a marine Porto Milena, deeply pulled in the dry land. There are numerous wooden keels built for fishing in a traditional way, called "kalimera" by the locals.

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Not very far from the river Bojana, the curious tourist will find Sasko. It teems with fish, and on its shores are the remains of the old town of Svac. Well-informed people claim that it is the most attractive and the biggest “ghost town” in the Adriatic region. If it is too hot on Ulcinj’s sand, then you can find shelter in one of the wooden huts on the banks of the river Bojana. You can see the ancient ways of fishing and taste the good fish specialties.

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Many people consider Ada Bojana to be a natural reservation of national park type. This is a river isle, at the very end of Great Beach, at the spot where the river Bojana gets separated from the beach. The isle is a triangle, with the Bojana River from two sides and the Adriatic Sea from the third one. This side is a sandy beach, 2880m long, with the capacity of 13000 people.

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The beach and the sea bottom are covered with fine sand.  There are parasols made of reeds and rods on the beach. Ada is the most beautiful in sunset-when the incredible dance of colours starts creating a unique picture of the sea, sand and the sky. It is a heaven for windsurfing, sailing, water-skiing, beach riding, for all the adventurers and lovers...

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The beaches that are pounded by Bojana river are famous for wooden houses, from where the local people fish in a traditional and specific way. You can taste the fish in the restaurants which are also built in an attractive environment. There are a  lot of subtropical and Mediterranean vegetation, and some plant species are unique in Europe.

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