Ulcinj is a city on the southern coast of Montenegro. It's extremely popular with summer holiday people from Montenegro itself, but also from nearby Kosovo and Albania. Over 70% of the city's total population of almost 11,000 souls is of Albanian origin. Much of the city is nondescript concrete, hotels and a fairly nice beach, but the old town (Stari Ulcinj) has some nicely renovated buildings, which are mainly converted into hotels and restaurants. It still makes for a pleasant trip though, although staying longer than half a day is only recommended for enthusiasts of beaches and aquatic activities.




Ulcinj has a typical Meditarranean climate with warm/hot and dry summers and mild but wet winters. Temperatures average 30 °C or more during the day from June to early September and around 10-15 °C during winter (December-February).



Getting There

By Bus

There are regular bus connections to Podgorica and places along the coast including Bar, Budva and Kotor. Two times a day, a (mini)bus connects Ulcinj with Shkodra in northern Albania, taking about 1.5 hours including border formalities.



Getting Around

By Foot

All of Ulcinj, from the beach to the outlying bus station is easily navigated on foot.





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Keep Connected


Wi-Fi points in bars and cafeterias are available to customers, and most hotels offer Wi-Fi connection in common areas for their guests. Some central tourist areas are also covered by wi-fi.

Internetcafes are still widely available as well, mainly in larger cities and tourist places, less so in smaller rural towns and communities.


See also: International Telephone Calls

The general emergency number is 112, but you can also contact police (122), fire (123) and ambulance (124) seperately. The international telephone code for the country is 382.

MTEL CG, T-Mobile and Telenor Montenegro provide cell phone services in the country. All providers have national coverage, and provide advanced services. You can buy mobile phone sim cards already for € 1. As of 2011 you need to fill in short form and show ID or passport in order to activate prepaid number at local operator's store. It sure pays to get a local SIM card as data roaming services with you own cell phone are usually much higher.


Montenegro Post provides quite reliable, affordable services, both domestic as well as international. Post offices generally keep long hours, from 7:00 or 8:00am till 8:00pm, 6 days a week, except Sundays. If you want to send a package, it might be better to use an international courier company like DHL, TNT, UPS or FedEx, as they are fast and competitively priced as well.


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