Resting on a cosy spot along the Adriatic Sea, Budva is a picture-postcard beach destination that draws travellers to its sandy shores nestled in the shadow of beautiful cliffs. While the medieval fortifications may transport you into the city’s eventful past, the seafront pubs and restaurants are sure to bring you back into the present with their lively atmosphere.
The Budva Riviera runs through the middle of the Montenegrin coast and is known for its scenic coves and beaches. You can swim in the turquoise waters bordering the twin beaches of Mogren 1 and Mogren 2 connected by a cave-like tunnel or attend an open-air concert at Jaz Beach. A stroll along the uninterrupted 1.6-km stretch of Slovenska Beach can be as relaxing as admiring the 15th-century fortress situated near the Sveti Stefan beach.
Perched atop a rocky peninsula, the Old Town of Budva or ‘Stari Grad’ is encircled by stone walls and dotted with medieval towers and city gates. As you set out on a walk around the narrow alleys of this car-free zone, you’ll come across old Venetian buildings, rustic shops and the Holy Trinity Church that is famous for its ornate interiors. Some of the other historical landmarks in Budva include the ruins of Mogren Fortress that overlooks the sea and the Podmaine Monastery, where you can enjoy sweeping views of the city.