Each resort in Montenegro is interesting in its own way, but Budva is unique. Montenegro here turns into one of the most attractive place for tourists.

The city of Budva is the heart of the Budva Riviera. The old city is surrounded by fortified walls and still retains the attractive and beauty of antiquity – small squares, narrow streets, fabulous houses with tiled roofs.

Budva is located in one of the sunniest places on the Adriatic coast (in the Central part of the Montenegrin coast), which is ideal for those who love active and fun vacation. The city never sleep, and streets are never lonely. Today Budva is a summer stage for various cultural events, it is a city of holidays and festivals.

Budva is the most popular vacation city in Montenegro, with various hotels opened whole year for new guests!

History of Budva

There is a lot of evidence that the first settlements on the site of Budva were in the 5th century BC. According to legend, the city was founded by Cadmus of Phoenicia, who, after being expelled from Greece, settled on the territory of modern Budva with his wife Harmony.

As a result, many traces of the Greek and Roman civilizations have been left here. After the fall of the Roman Empire, the border between the two new powers passed through Budva, which had a huge impact on its culture.

In the Middle Age, Budva was ruled by the kings of Dukley, and from 1420 to 1797 the city was ruled by the Venetians. After the Napoleonic Wars, Budva was under the rule of the Austrian Empire, and after the First World War – it was part of Yugoslavia.

Now, Budva is a city of independent Montenegro.

In 1979, there was a strong earthquake that destroyed most of the city, but all the historical buildings have been restored.

Budva is the center of the municipal district of the same name, which includes Becici, Petrovac, Sveti Stefan and Rafailovici.

Beaches of Budva

There are many beaches in Budva, with coarse sand or small pebbles. City beaches:

  • Mogren – located 500 meters from the Old Town, the most famous and picturesque beach.
  • Pisan
  • Slovenian (Slovenska) beach is the longest beach in Budva east of the old town.

Beaches nearby Budva:

  • Jaz – the most beautiful sandy beach in Montenegro.
  • Trsteno – a small sandy beach for families with children, the first 50 meters are shallow, and then the depth begins.
  • Ploce – a stone beach, a promontory entering the sea, open sea, clear water, untouched nature.


The culture of Budva is full of events. Budva is host to numerous festivals. Many  famous performers were performing  in Budva: Rolling Stones, Madonna, Lenny Kravitz, The Prodigy, Amelie Lens.

Vacation in Budva

Budva is known as the capital of Montenegrin tourism and recreation. There are many high-class hotels and apartments, as well as the best beaches in Montenegro. During the day, many tourists come to Budva to visit the Old Town and other historical monuments. In the evening, Budva shines completely different light cafe bars and restaurants are almost completely full. Later in the night, Budva explodes with many discos, open till the morning, which makes Budva very attractive for young people too.

Budva, a place which will certainly be the best choice for you, and will give you a high quality  vacation where you will make new and unforgettable memories!