Except during the turbulent periods of two World Wars and the ethnic conflicts of the late last century, this idyllic coastal town for centuries was the favorite playground of Europe’s kings and princes, and movers and shakers who fondly – and rightly – called it the Balkan Riviera.
Budva is the right choice for those who also prefer to relax while exploring an exciting holiday destination. And most travelers like to indulge in both. There are plenty of temptations here for enjoying outdoor activities.
Swim in the warm water of the Adriatic, sunbathe on sandy beaches and participate in various water sports. Explore the fairytale Old Town, stroll along its narrow and winding cobblestone streets or relax in an open air café in a piazza seeping coffee and watching people.
Budva offers a wide variety of accommodation; from luxury hotels, superb villas and comfortable guesthouses to budget hostels. Avala, perhaps, is the best place to stay. It is hardly a three-minute walk from the Old Town and located on a wonderful beach that is packed with cozy bars and great restaurants. There are also many other mid-range hotels such as Fineso and WGrand.
After checking into a hotel of your choice set out to explore this amazing little town. Let’s start with Budva’s magnificent beaches that attract hordes of tourists to the town’s predominantly sandy and jagged coast.
Mogren is the town’s most popular beach, nestling between large cliffs. Enjoy your walk from the Old Town to reach here. Other attractive beaches in the vicinity are Pizana, Slovenska Plaza and Ricardova Glave – meaning Richard’s Head. There are many other beaches outside Budva in tiny towns and charming villages.
Budva’s enchanting Old Town is truly old and exudes magical charms. It is one of the oldest urban settlements on the Adriatic coast and believed to have been built over 2,500 years ago. The buildings you see now are of Venetian origin.
The Church of St Ivan was built in the 7th century. The Church of St Mary was built a century later. The third church was built in1804. The Venetian walls that almost surround the town are very attractive.
The nightlife in Budwa is boisterous. The main promenade is lined with open-air-clubs crowded with people until midnight. Then they move into closed-door clubs until dawn.
The Adriatic Highway connects Budva with rest of coastal towns. Tivat Airport is 12 miles away and you can get regular flights to Belgrade and Zurich. International flights are available from these airports.Budva is an unforgettable tourist destination. You will realize that after you visit this place.