A country of miracles, a treasure chest full of most wonderful treasures, as if, as the legend says, the God’s bag had really torn apart when he was giving gifts of nature and wonderful things including the mountains and other beauties fell out of it just above Montenegro. However, geographers say that this area in the South of Europe and the Balkans, not large but unique for its diversity, was created in ancient times by the strong forces of nature. Made by forces or not – it turned beautiful and unusual – magnificent.
Ulcinj is situated on the very south of the Adriatic coast and on the same latitude as Barcelona and Rome. It is recognized for its biggest number of sunny days on the Adriatic Sea along with Hvar. Since the ancient Illyrian settlement dating back to the Bronze Age (which can be proved by many archeological sites) through the first written monuments, after the Illyrian-Roman war and up to the present, Ulcinj has always been a target for the Greeks, Romans and a significant episcope centre with 365 churches (as many as days in a year), in the episcope town Svatch (Shas), then the Turks, the pirate nest defying all the sea empires on the Mediterranean of the time, until the arrival of tourists from all over Europe and the world. Ulcinj is a historical-tourist mosaic. With approximately 20 km of beaches, 15 km of them being fine sandy beaches, with over 6,000 ha of fertile soil, with its olive grove counting 88,000 trees, the healing effects of the sand, mud and mineral sulfur water (which were highly evaluated by both domestic and foreign experts and institutions), Ulcinj presents a respected economic-tourist potential for developing of every kind of tourism (elite, nautical and health), as well as of agriculture as a comparing branch. Ulcinj is located on the very south of the Adriatic coast. This area streches between 19*22’30″and 19*8’30” and 41*5’6″ of the northern latitude and it belongs to the edge of the subtropical European Mediterannean climate. With its southern part it borders along 30 km with the river Bojana. In its central part there is Lake Shas and in the hinterland of this area there is the mountain massif of Rumija. The total area of 255 sq km is a unique example of beauty: the never-ending sandy beaches , the sea, the river, the lake, the mountains, the lush vegetation…
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.
Both the beach and the sea bottom are covered by fine sand. This sand has got a curing effect, so that it is highly recommended to lie on it primarily if you have problems with your extremities, Sciatica, rheumatism, spine…The long Beach is most beautiful at dusk – during sunset there is an amazing colour game which merges the sea, the sand and the sky into a unique image. Besides the tourists the Long Beach also attracts those ones who prefer to unite their personalities with untouched nature, every day expecting the most beautiful sunset. Summer after summer the Long Beach is visited by the same writers, poets, actors, singers…
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