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Budva travel


Budva is the tourist capital of Montenegro. There are more and more tourists every year and many are Russian-speaking. Large hotels, villas and apartments make up nearly the entire city. All the beaches here are crowded during the summer. In August it is almost impossible to find and rent a room, let alone an apartment.

There are important and useful facilities to be found in the city.

Budva Map

The map has a lot points marked, so consider using zoom and alternate viewing modes (Street Map/Satellite).

If you are looking for a specific place that is not marked on the map, please comment on it, so we can help you to find it.

Discover the golden city

The city of Budva is divided in two – The old city (Stari Grad) and the newer modern part. Throughout its history (the city was founded approximately 2,500 years ago), Budva remained within the Stari Grad limits. By the middle of the XX century, there were no more than 15 residential buildings and 2 roads outside the city walls. The modern part has been expanded since the 1980s. Currently, only buildings related to tourism are built in Budva: villas, hotels and apartments for sale.

The old city remains a residential area. Almost every building here has a few shops or a restaurant on the ground floor. For this reason, the old city is not only a cultural site, but also an open-air shopping centre and a place for a stroll. The city itself is always open for visitors. In the summer, the shops close at 10-11pm and restaurants continue to serve until midnight or 1am.

The following places of interest are worth a mention:

  • Citadela – a reinforced part of the wall that was used as the shelter during sieges. Currently, there is a banquet hall and a private library (open for visitors) but the books are always locked in glass cases. From the roof of the Citadela there is a panoramic view of Budva and the coast. The entrance fee is €2 per person.
      • City wall – you can walk almost the entire perimeter. The wall is nearly 450m long. The walk is free most of the year. In summer there is a fee of €1.5 per person.
      • Churches in Budva: Orthodox church of St. Trinity (1804) and Catholic St. John’s church (VII century).
    • The Museum of Archeology, modern art gallery, old churches, narrow crooked streets, squares paved with stone, in short everything tourists might expect to see.
    • If you decide to travel to the old city by car, it is worth knowing that you will not be able to park nearby. The nearest car park is in 500m from the walls.Do note that is is very tricky to find a parking space near the old city in July and August. All the car parks here are charged by the hour which is €0.80 or more.
    • The modern part of the city is almost devoid of any interesting sights. The only exception is the ancient monastery of Podmaine/Podostrog (it has two names), located at the city limits. However, the modern part is home to important facilities and amenities; the bus station, police station, hospital and market etc. Most villas and hotels are also located here.
    • The map of Budva displayed here has markings and brief descriptions of any significant places including good restaurants, shops or beaches.
    • Budva has two seasons, the tourist season in the summer and the winter when it is quiet. In the summer there are about 120,000 people in the city, including tourists. In the winter, there are only 17,000 people. Budva in winter (October to April) is very different from the summer (May to September). In the winter, only half of the restaurants and cafes still operate and the number of shops open drops by a third. In winter the quay is almost empty and quiet compared with the summer when the shops, stalls, kiosks and restaurants are all bustling.
    • Budva is always beautiful, whatever the season. In summer it is the focal point for tourist activity and in winter it is a quiet coastal town with wide streets, parks and Stari Grad. There will always be something going on, whenever you visit.

Transfer from the airport

You can get to Budva by yourself in a rental car.

Your car can be rented in advance in Podgorica or Tivat and will be delivered to the airport. The rental company manager will meet you on arrival to hand over the car.

You can get to Budva from Tivat and Podgorica airports by bus. There is a chance that you may have a long wait. ‘Public’ transportation services in Montenegro are in fact run by a number of private providers, so there is no unified schedule. Ticket prices range from €2-5 depending on the company. Bulky luggage requires a special ticket.

Tourists traveling from the airports usually take a taxi. Private taxi drivers at the airports charge far more than if you book a taxi in advance.
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Climate and Weather in Budva

Climate in Budva

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    • In the description of every car, you can find all the information about the type of insurance. Sometimes CDW is provided as an additional option for some amount of money.
      But there are cars that have only SCDW (Super Collision Damage Waiver) or only TPL (third party liability insurance), and it is impossible to change the type of insurance, even for an extra fee. Please check all the information in the description very carefully. You can also use the advanced search in order to find a car with a desired type of insurance.

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Kirill Antoshin
DOO "Kvanto Company", Jadranski put bb, Budva, 85310 Montenegro
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