Ulcinj lies at the southern end of the Montenegrin coastline, on a limestone hill that slants down to the sea. This ancient seaport was founded in 5th century BC, making it one of the oldest settlements on the Adriatic coast. Uclinj experienced periods of Illyrian, Roman and Byzantine Rule. It was under Slavic rule by the Middle Ages, joined the Republic of Venice in 1405, and Ottoman Empire in 1571. The Principality of Montenegro gained control of Ulcinj in 1878.
The Old Town of Uclinj boasts many historic buildings and points of interest. Be sure to visit the town’s Citadel and the 16th-century Church-Mosque that was converted into the Archaeological Museum of Ulcinj. Many natural treasures lie beyond the Old Town. Don’t miss Ada Bojana Island, Long Beach, and Lake Šas.