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Petrovac and Ulcinj

Posted By Explore Montenegro on 18 August 2014

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If you’ve had your fair share of the mountains for the moment then take a trip down south through the picturesque Montenegrin coast line and into the Budva Riviera. There isn’t anywhere else like it. Mile after Mile of beautiful bays and gorgeous coast line tucked in around glorious mountain tops is pretty much what you'll find, water as clear as day. The delightful beachfront town of Petrovac is an ideal stop and is the last major town before you head into the next province of Bar. Upon reaching Petrovac you will identify it as a sort of smaller version of Budva without all the hustle and bustle. There are plenty of lovely apartment buildings, a pebble beach and a great waterfront promenade where you'll find some delightful beach side konabas’. There is a great illuminated restaurant at the end of the walk! There are also small remains of a castle by the edge of the water where you’ll find a great view looking down onto the beach and out towards the sea In short, a great place for a romantic stay,  Petrovac will not disappoint!

 

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For a sense of further adventure take a forty five minute drive further south into the Provence of Bar and into Montenegro’s most southern coastal town, Ulcinj. Known as having one of the few sandier beaches on the Adriatic coast and for its large Albanian community, the town will immediately feel somewhat different to what you have seen before. First, head for the Stari Grad (Old Town) to learn a little more about the history of the town. When it comes to Montenegrin Old Towns, Ulcinj’s is VERY Raw. There is nowhere near the level of tourism you’d find in Kotor or Budva and a much larger residential prescience. In short the Ulcinj Old Town will feel, well, old. The place is fascinating though and the sense of eeriness will really add to the experience. You can round of the day with a stop at a nice Konoba and enjoy a gorgeous Montenegrin sunset. All in all both destinations are worth a short visit even if only for a quick trip to a sandy beach!


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