Budva is considered one of the oldest settlements on the Adriatic. Legend, which has its confirmation in many Greek myths, says that Budva was founded by Cadmus, the son of the Phoenician king Agenon. Expelled from Thebes he came to this region of ox-drawn cart and established Budva.
BUDVA – SUMMER 2018
The raises of great Mediterranean cultures marked the spirit of this town, which is felt even today, when Budva has become a unique pearl of the Adriatic. As a tourist destination, this city has been known since long time ago – the first tourists arrived here in 1923, and today Budva is often called the “metropolis of tourism” as the most visited destination in Montenegro and one of the most visited in the Adriatic. What attracts people and brings them in Budva is primarily something that nature has gifted to this area, and gave it the unique beauty of sun, sea and pearly beaches at the foot of great mountains. There are also two fishing villages, Rafailovići and Bečići that its beautiful beaches and quiet nights of this region give a romantic touch.
Panorama of Budva Riviera consists of picturesque natural beauty of towns that provide a unique charm. The ones standing out are Sveti Stefan, Petrovac and Pržno. The great value of Budva is its cultural and historical heritage: numerous monuments, ruins, forts, monasteries, churches …
The richness of landforms, specific soil and climate, lush vegetation laid out as a striking contrast to the rocky hinterland. Cultural plants of the Mediterranean region are widespread. Budva Riviera is known for its olive oil and fruit which gives a special charm to seafood specialties. And there are also grapes and figs. Apart from cypress which are the most widespread, the coast is full of: mandarin, lemon, oranges, pomegranates … In parks and around the houses have long been familiarized oleander, palm trees and mimosa family.
Fauna is the same as in the rest of Montenegrin coast. The game present are: rabbit, fox, marten, weasel, otter, wild boar. The bird world is also rich and varied. All species of birds and wildlife are under a certain regime of protection. Budva is opened towards the sea in its southernmost, warmest and deepest part. Rocky bottom, what is usuall on Budva Riviera, is rich in flora and fauna. It is covered with green, brown and red algae in which live many types of fish seaking for food: mullet, “ušata”, “pirka”, spar, sapa. On stones grow: bream, sea bass, grouper, sea bream, bream, sarago. On the surface, moving in flockes: needles, mackerel and amberjack. Apart from those listed, in our seas live more than 300 species and subspecies of fish. Also frequent are: octopus, cuttlefish, squid and lobster- the most valuable citizen of the Adriatic. Clams include: mussels, oysters and Prstaci.
The offer of Budva restaurants is very diverse. Dominant is Mediterranean and Montenegrin national cuisine. In the forefront is, of course, seafood that is inevitable followed by olives and wine.
Tourist offer of this town is enriched by the traditional manifestations of culture, entertainment, science. Special stories of the nightlife which made Budva famous for, its streets and squares are alive almost all the night and if you let yourself to Budva’s nights and follow the rhythm of your heart, you will surely experience great fun. Finally there is the traditional hospitality that will make your stay more enjoyable.