In Bar, cultures meet and seem to mix in breathtaking ways. In the intervening thousands of years since being settled during Neolithic times, Bar has continued to grow while maintaining ancient monuments to the many cultures that left their imprint on Bar. Briefly, Bar is an important destination for travelers looking to taste all that Montenegro has to offer in a single, magnificent place.
Ulcinj is one of the oldest towns on the Adriatic coast, withstanding the ravages of time for 25 centuries. Jutting up magically on the cliffs above the open sea, with its face towards Otrant it is guaranteed to captivate all your senses. Through the immense variety of cultures and civilizations that have left their mark and been absorbed into the overall picture. It is like a little paradise on earth, carved timelessly out of the centuries of bloody battles, defiance, pride and affection of all those who have visited this place at least once in their lives.
The earliest traces take us back to prehistoric times when Ulcinj belonged to the Illyrians, a people of Indo-European origin. The Colchinians who gave it its first name of Colchinium founded the old walled town of Ulcinj in the 5th century BC. In the 2nd century (163 BC) Romans captured it from the Illyrian tribe. Then the Olchiniatas and the ancient city of Colchinium became Olchinium. Under Roman rule Olchinium was granted special status, as a city with special privileges (opida civium romanorum) and later as a city with independent status (Municipia).
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