The Beach Valdanos

At a distance of 4 nautical miles northwest from Ulcinj, between Mavrijan and Mendra, in the shape of a narrow horseshoe, there is the grove Valdanos. Its gardens protecting this grove are  descending abruptly and deeply sinking into the sea, whereas its beach consists of pebbles, stones with a radius between 1 and 20 cm. It is 800 m long. 

Unlike other groves this one is protected from both southern and northern winds and therefore it used to serve as a shelter for ships when there was a storm coming. At the bottom of the grove and in the middle of the seashore there was a quarantine. In order to protect the citizens from the diseases which might have attacked the ships' crew during their voyages, and prior to sailing in, the ships had to spend some time in the quarantine.

In 1833 one of the Ulcinj ships – a „brigantin“ sailed in from Alexandria with its crew infected, so that the Ulcinj port authority ordered to keep it in the quarnatine for 40 days. The pebble bottom which was formed by making the stones smaller takes about 14,000 sqm of useful area.

 

 

Green Culture Fest

Third Green Culture Festival ( GCF ) will be held in Ulcinj from 10th to  12th of September.

Several hundred participants are expected to participate at this "  green economy " Fair. 

 

Attractions

Long Beach

There are hardly any tourists who have spent their holidays in Ulcinj without visiting the Ulcinj Long Beach. Thus, should you decide to spend your holiday on Velika Plazha,

you will certainly be charmed by the miles-long sandy beach which joins the crystal clean sea with a masterful painter’s line. 

Interesting

MIGUEL de SERVANTES

According to the legend in the end of the XVI century the well-known Spanish writer Miguel de Cervantes was a slave in Ulcinj.

Some investigators recognized a woman from Ulcinj in his Dulcinea of Tobosa, the leading role in his novel.