Budva is located half way along the short but spectacular coastline of Montenegro. It is an old walled town that has become quite a popular high season location for those looking for a combination of the traditional and lively. The Budva coast is 21 km long with 17 beaches; it is among the most beautiful coasts in the world. Nearby Sveti Stefan is the classic Montenegran fortified village jutting out to the Adriatic, much photographed but now exclusively accessed by guests of the Aman resort.
Apart from its natural beauty, its bay, islands and beaches, Budva is rich in historic monuments. The Old Town lies on a small peninsula and represents a treasure chest of cultural heritage -crossed with narrow streets and squares are famous buildings, the Church Sv. Trojica, housing the tomb of the writer Stjepan Mitrov Ljubisa, the Churches of Sv. Ivan, Sv. Bogorodica and Sv. Sava. During the summer it turns into a City Theatre with numerous local performances and shows from abroad. In the Stari Grad (Old Town) you can also visit many shops, cafés, restaurants and galleries. Monasteries Stanjevici, Podostrog, Rezevici and Gradiste are important historic and religious monuments of Budva.
Budva is a town for people who love entertainment, variety of choice, the spirit of antiquity and sandy beaches! You can enjoy daily entertainment at bars, adventure sports and the offer of good seafood in restaurants. Follow in the footsteps of the Illyrians, Romans and Greeks and walk beside the walls of the mediaeval town. During the summer, Budva turns into a theatrical stage and offers a multitude of foreign and local productions, concerts and performances.
Where to stay
The Hotel Astoria enjoys a charming location in the main street of the Old town of Budva.
The Avala Resort is one of Budva's most outstanding hotels offering guests an unbeatable location directly on the beach and adjacent to the old town's historic buildings.
"Just to say we had an amazing time in Montenegro and it really did live up to our expectations. The beauty just kept on coming around every turn...of which there were many. I think we will remember our adventure for many years to come. The old towns of budva and Kotor were perfect and our tour around the country was awesome."
R Wells, UK, May, 2017
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S Mitchell, UK, Sept 2017