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budva 01Situated in the heart of the Adriatic coast of Montenegro, Budva is the centre and most desirable and popular Montenegrin destination. The town has gained this prestigious status owing to its natural beauties – magnificent islands, exotic landscapes and a great number of beautiful beaches – as well as long tradition and rich cultural life.

This coastal city in Montenegro, with the population of 18 000 inhabitants, lies in the centre of Budvanska Rivijera, coastal area famous for its lovely sandy beaches which offer extreme sports, daily entertainment in bars, parties, karaoke, and good sea food in restaurants. What makes the Riviera of Budva recognizable compared to other tourist destinations are beautiful sandy and pebble beaches which lean on each other and cover 38 km of length. A lot of small coves, gulfs with small islets and the island of St. Nikola, which as a protector is just opposite of the old town makes this part of Montenegrin coast a natural rarity.

As natural borders between sharp slopes of the mountains covered with Mediterranean plants and clear blue sea, the beaches are places for resting and recreation, so it is no wonder that during summer there are daily about 100,000 bathers in the Riviera. And there are many ways to enjoy in this God given place, by sun-bathing, enjoying in a shade, including different ways of recreation.

From long beaches in Buljarica and Jaz, up to those in the island everyone has a possibility to choose for him or herself one of the beauties and enjoy the sun, sea, sand and good climate. The climate in Budva is typically Mediterranean, which means that the winters are mild and summers usually dry and very hot. Budva has 2.300 sunny hours per year. The temperature of the seawater during the summer is between 21 and 25 C0.As to the quality of sand, 16 beaches in Budva have the highest rank in the scale, and the most known ones are Jaz 1, 200m, Mogren 1 and Mogren 2, 350m, Slovenska beach 1,600m, Bečići 1, 950m, Kamenovo 330m, Pržno 260m, Miločer 280m, Sveti Stefan 1170m, Drobni pijesak 240m, Petrovac 600m, Lučice 220m and Buljarica 2,000 m.  

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Whether or not they meet the latest international standards or whether or not they are away from the eyes of curious passers-by, you can totally relax at the beaches of Budva: drink wine and soda in the shade, have lunch, dinner, rent a boat, wind surf, rent a scooter, beach canoe, slide down toboggan. For those with brave heart there is bungee, you can go dancing at rave-parties or disco, go fishing, listen to murmur of waves, watch gulls, play beach volley or beach-soccer.

budva 04Apart from its natural beauty, its bay islands and beaches for example, Budva is rich in historic monuments and cultural events. Ascents of great Mediterranean cultures marked the spirit of this town, and it’s felt even today, when Budva is a unique touristic pearl of this part of the Adriatic sea. Throughout centuries, Budva has been the synonym for culture, free thinking and creativity, and cultural happenings in summer season have made this town one of main cultural centers in the country. 

The town theater is one of events which makes Budva recognizable in the area of former Yugoslavia and Europe, and it was set up to improve tourist offer. 

Theatre lovers, those who love concerts and literature events of well known and writers who are yet to be promoted, art and music, can enjoy in diverse programs starting from mid July and finishing by the end of September. 

So far, Budva has managed to capture the attention of mega-star Rolling Stones, Madonna, and afford tourists and locals an unforgettable concert at Jaz beach.


The Old Town of Budva is a specific Mediterranean combination of landscape, history and culture in the south part of the Adriatic coast. It lies on a small peninsula and represents a treasure chest of culture heritage. Crossed with narrow streets and squares are famous buildings, the Church Sv. Trojica, housing the tomb of the exquisite writer Stjepan Mitrov Ljubisa, the Churches of Sv. Ivan, Sv. Bogorodica and Sv. Sava. During the summer months 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. 

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Budva has a long and rich history. Inside and in the near vicinity of the walls Budva hides a unique history over two and a half millennium long positioning it among the oldest urban centers of the area.

budva 05According to its urban structure Budva was “polismaton” which had all the features of Greek urbanism with main long street which has led to the main town square but not through the center of the town but rather sideways just like nowadays. However, its present look with the walls, as an important fortification system, in its major part is linked with the Middle Ages, though later it was devastated and reconstructed especially after the earthquake in 1667. On the Montenegrin coast, besides Kotor, only Budva has the wall which circles the entire core of the town with narrow streets and small squares.

From cultural historical monuments related to Budva and old town we should mention: pylons, the gate of Old town gate from the 6th century B.C. the remains of antique necropolis with rich archeological findings, Roman chapels, Roman and early Christianity mosaics, Roman thermas, walls from Middle Ages with Citadel.



budva 12Particular cultural and historical value of Budva are numerous sacral monuments. These are the remains of architecture of early Christianity basilica from the end of the 5th century of new era, cathedral church of St. Ivan which relates its origin with the 7th century, the church Santa Maria in punta from 840 where rich art and music program is organized in summer months, the church of St, Sava from the 12th century, the remains o the church Santa Maria del Castello at the Citadel (from 12th to 14th century) and the church of St. Tirnity from 1804 in front of which there is a grave of our famous writer from Budva, Stefan Mitrov Ljubisa (1824-1878). Particular monument, sacred monument is the protector of the town, the icon of the mother of God with Christ or so called "Lady of Budva" from the end of the 14th century. 



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