is the southernmost town on the Montenegrin coast. "The
municipality stretches over an almost 13 kilometer long sand beach,
the island of Ada, and along the second leg of
the Bojana River, which serves also
as the Albanian border. Here
the orient meets the occident. On the southern side of the town lays
the Ratislava peninsula with the main tourist hotels.
Romans, Byzantines, Mongols, Turks and pirates – Ulcinj had many
rulers. The town is among the oldest in Montenegro. Historians date
its founding back more than 2500 years. Excavations unearthed
findings originating from the 5th century B.C. Each
ruling culture added something unique to the architecture. The
Turks, who took over in 1571, are mostly responsible for the
oriental look. They protected the town with a fortress, constructed
mosques and developed the winding roads.