Uploaded on Feb 10, 2011
Budva is a beautiful seaside town with the old medieval settlement at the very heart, great number of hotels, cafes, restaurants and variety of gold sandy beaches... It is located in the center of Montenegrin part of Adriatic coast, 20 km away from Tivat airport and 60 km from Podgorica airport. Budva is only 30 km away from the old Montenegrin capital Cetinje, beautiful old town settled in a mountain valley, where most of the Montenegrin history and culture is and only 2 hours train distance from mountain ski resorts.
Municipality of Budva occupies the central part of Montenegrin coast and the territory of 122 square kilometers. Almost one forth of the attractive coastal zone of Montenegro or 25 km of the coastal line, the municipality takes, and sandy beaches are spread over 11.310 m. The Municipality of Budva counts around 17000 inhabitants. The biggest settlements are Budva with around 10000 inhabitants and Petrovac with around 4000 inhabitants, Sveti Stefan with almost 2000 and Becici with 1500 inhabitants. Along the Riviera around forty settlements, villages and hamlets are threaded.
Becici is located just 3 km away from the old town of Budva and is home to one of the most spectacular beaches in the Mediterranean. In 1936, at the world exhibition in Paris, Becici beach was proclaimed the most beautiful beach of the Mediterranean. A beautiful seaside promenade leads to the old town of Budva.
It is considered to be one of the most beautiful and largest beaches on the south part of the Adriatic Sea. It is sandy, 1950 m long and goes from Zavale to Djevistenja. In 1935 it was rewarded Grand Prix (Golden Palm) in Paris, for the most beautiful beach in Europe. How significant Budva beaches and the quality of their sand were, shows the fact that the Czechs made an exhibition of the sand from these beaches for advertisement purposes. As a part of the background there is a complex tourist settlement. It can be considered to be a bathing zone, sport zone, and a zone for recreation and relaxation in well managed parks, with different sport terrains, and of course a zone of all kinds of accommodation capacities.
History of Budva
The Old Town of Budva
This picturesque, medieval Mediterranean town is one of the oldest settlements in the Adriatic, dating back over 2000 years.
Budva is considered as one of the oldest settlements on the Balkans. The legend, confirmed by Greek mythology, says that Budva was established by Cadmo, the son of the Phoenician king Agenon, more than 2000 years ago. Today, Budva is the center of Montenegrin tourism and a city of international theater festival, Mediterranean music festival and other interesting cultural events. Town with well known night life, whose streets and squares are alive all night long.
Culture in Budva
Today, Budva is the center of Montenegrin tourism and a city of international theater festival, Mediterranean music festival and other interesting cultural events. Town with well known night life, whose streets and squares are alive all night long.
Who could resist this variety of shops, boutiques, souvenir shops, mini markets, that can be found in Budva?! Many couldn't, and neither will you. Most shops are taking only a short break while some of them are never closed. They work at night... until the morning... and on! Restaurants, taverns, discotheques, bars... The local currency is euro, and it is the only means of payment.
You like to celebrate? Then you're welcome to share with us the joy of local summertime festivities and festivals. Come and enjoy with us in such a traditional manifestations as "Theater City - Budva" and the "Song of the Mediterranean" Music Festival, and, if you wish, you can also celebrate some of your own personal feasts.
Here you can experience excitements and resting, adventure and love.
Welcome - Budva is expecting you.
Climate and weather
The climate is quite unique. The warm sea and long sandy beaches are surrounded with pine forests and olive groves. High mountain ridges protects the seaside from cold inland winds. Climate is warm, dry, and sunny, with over 270 sunny days annualy. Average temperature in summer time is 23' C, while in winter is about 10' C. Hot days, with temperatures over 30' C, are the most frequent in July. Sea temperature is approximately 25' C in summer and never under 18' C during the mid-season (May / October). Generaly, it's a mild climate, perfect for all kinds of holiday.
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