One or several days of your vacation you have to dedicate to your visit of cove Valdanos and here are the reasons. Cove Valdanos is only five kilometers North West from Ulcinj. It used to be a main harbor of the Ulcinj pirates and the place of many sea battles. Well-informed people claim that that cove hides the remains of sank ships from the Greek and Roman period and medieval period also. Situated between two hills Mavrijan and Mendre, Cove Valdanos is a real den of olive trees. Because of the fact that in that cove there are 80.000 olive trees, for Ulcinj it is often said that it has olive climate. Compared to other coves, this one is protected from the South and North winds, and it has often served as a shelter. The cove from all sides is surrounded by olive groves. Good connoisseurs of this area say that some olive trees origin from the time of Ancient Greece, while for the majority of the trees it is thought that they are up to 300 years old. The olives have forever in these areas represented goods equal to gold. Olive oil from the area of Ulcinj in amphorae and jugs has reached by trading canals Venice, Rome, Cairo, Skadar, Skopje, Duklja, and Prizren…
From the seastrand to the very town, Cove Valdanos is 5 kilometers long. Along the edge of the cove is a pavement road, which on one side is connected to the highway Ulcinj – Bar and on the other it is connected with city streets. In the South east corner of the cove is a smaller pier for the boats, yachts and rowboats. There are traces of the urbanization, but so far there weren’t any archeological researches. Next to the very shore are the remains of a smaller church, for which people believe that the Greeks built it.
Capes, which protect Cove Valdanos suddenly, droop and sink deep into the sea. There is situated a very beautifully arranged beach, made out of bigger pebbles. In the back the beach is overgrown with maquis, and pine forest. It is 600 meters long and averagely 20 meters wide. Beside the beach there are a restaurant, sport terrains, and a beach bar. Those tourists whom because of the peace and the call of nature decide to spend a part of their vacation in the Cove Vladanos, surely won’t make a mistake, because beside swimming, sunbathing, resting in the shadows of the 100 years old olive trees, they can easily come an opportunity for camping, touring of the surrounding capes, researching of the entire cove like real: archeologists, mountain speleologists, botanists… Besides enjoying in the ideal shadow of the olive groves, swimming in the clear, azure blue water, in Cove Valdanos you can, just as a real “antique hunter”, research underwater, looking for the shipwrecks or admiring the diverse sea world. Also, if you wish you could go to Cape Mendre, on which the oldest lighthouse in Montenegro is located.
In the little house made 20 years ago for the old lighthouse keeper and his wife, you can with the attentiveness of the host find out some detail about the life of the lighthouse keeper, about the sea, emotions, which the look onto the “open blue sea” awakens…Browse Other Ulcinj Attractions