Places in Adriatic Coast
Impressive Stari Bar, Bar’s original settlement, stands on a bluff 4km northeast off the Ulcinj road. A steep cobbled hill takes you past a cluster of old houses and shops to the fortified entrance where a short dark passage pops you out into a large expanse of vine-clad ruins and abandoned streets overgrown with grass and wild flowers.
If you want a feel of Albania without actually crossing the border, buzzy Ulcinj’s the place to go. The population is 61% Albanian (68% Muslim) and in summertime it swells with Kosovar holidaymakers for the simple reason that it’s a hell of a lot nicer than any of the Albanian seaside towns.
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