Budva

Budva is among the most popular coastal tourist destinations on the Adriatic coast, due to its miles of beautiful beaches, fantastic restaurants, luxury hotels, booming nightlife, and rich history. Located on the northwest coast between Tivat and Sveti Stefan, Budva offers visitors easy access to these and other popular destinations. Tivat airport is a mere 10 miles (16km) away for easy access to and from the rest of the world.

Budva’s Fortress

Every summer, visitors flock to Budva's pristine beaches to enjoy the Mediterranean sun. Popular events include the national music festival in June, and the summer festival from July to August. Local attractions include the famous walled town of Stari Grad. Though the 1979 earthquake damaged the town, it has been meticulously rebuilt to include shops, restaurants, bars and cafés. This popular sight provides a unique glimpse into the past.

Just 5 km south of Budva is the world reknowned island of Sveti Stefan. Formerly a quiet fishing village, the island has become a popular summer getaway for the world's jet-setters. Currently, the land on the island belongs to a luxury hotel, popular among the more elite visitors to the area. Non-hotel guests can visit the grounds for a small fee.

Other accommodations in the area include the Hotel Mogren (an excellent value) and two camp sites: Autocamp Avala and Budva Autocamp. Popular restaurants include the Jadran, a local favorite that is frequently praised as the best restaurant in town. The Jadran accommodates every budget, and patrons will be delighted with their chosen fair, regardless of cost. Other restaurants include the Bus Station Café, Donna Kod Nikole, and Lazo i Milan. The Bus Station Café is well-known for its cheap eats, while the Donna Kod Nikole specializes in seafood. Visit Lazo I Milan for your favourite Italian dishes. For those interested in the local nightlife, there are many bars and discos that operate until sunrise. One of the favourite hotspots is the MB Ice Club, where guests may enjoy cocktails and dance the Cuban tango.

Old Town

Although popular for its contemporart entertainment, Budva has a deep history that, as legend has it, goes back to long before the days of written records. There is a great deal of archeological evidence that supports these legends, and places Budva among the oldest settlements on the Adriatic coast. Written evidence dates Budva's existence back to the 5th century B.C.

Throughout the years, many cultures have influenced the town and its inhabitants. Two of these include the Greeks and the Romans. When the Roman Empire fell, Budva happened to fall on the border that divided the east and west territories ruled by these two powers. Thus, the competing powers were equally influential in the development of the town. Other influences include Doclean kings, Serbian and Zetan aristocrats, the Venetians, and the Turks.

Because of this rich history, Budva Museum's pre-Roman artifacts make for a popular destination. The first floor of the museum features a dugout that looks down upon the original street located below the museums floors.

Przno harbor

Austria, France and Russia also ruled the area at various times throughout history. In 1979, an earthquake virtually destroyed the town. Budva worked hard to rebuild and there is little evidence of the earthquake left.

Budva's rich past, mixture of cultures, beautiful beaches, and picturesque natural views makes it a fabulous place for visitors of all ages to spend a fulfilling holiday.