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Budva



Budva - a seaside resort and the main tourist center of Montenegro, which is sometimes called "Montenegrin Miami". It has everything: discotheques, restaurants and bars, a casino, sports fields, tennis courts. This place is suitable for active and fun holiday. In the midst of life in Budva season does not stop even for a minute, and the streets are never empty.

Around town you can count about 35 beaches, mostly rocky or covered with small stones, but the water here is very clean. 8 beaches awarded the Blue Flag. Budva - center of mass tourism, while the more luxurious resorts are located a little further, in the vicinity. Day and night there are concerts, theatrical performances, live entertainment, go-go-parties and TD In view of the last families with children can sometimes be shocked by the spectacle of almost naked girls on the streets, but in general, Budva - no hot spot.

Also, being based 2500 years ago, Budva is one of the oldest settlements on the shores of the Adriatic Sea. Situated on the Budva Riviera, it stretches around the small peninsula on which the Old Town. The only thing that can calculate the disadvantage of this in every way a wonderful resort (except overcrowding people) - urban planning, so close that first-class apartments can overlook the unattractive appearance well, and their own territory in hotels more than modest.

How to navigate the city

Budva is composed of the New Town (where the majority of hotels, restaurants and stretches the legendary Slavic beach) and the old town (a small picturesque citadel with churches, narrow streets and cozy houses). The new town stretches along the shore of the bay, which is at the north end headland, where stands the fortress of the Old Town.

The main street of the resort - with cafes, restaurants, attractions and discos - runs parallel to the waterfront.

Not far from Budva, within sight, is the island of St. Nicholas, one of the few islands off the coast of Montenegro. Through the city passes the so-called Adriatic tract (Yadransky the way) - the highway linking together numerous settlements in Greece, Albania, Montenegro, Bosnia, Croatia.

Getting there

The airport in Tivat away about 50 km, Podgorica - 60 km away, and Dubrovnik - 70 km. Along the coast is a highway - Adriatic (Yadransky) path.

Bus station is located on Ivana Milutinovica area. To get to the Old Town there is a 20-minute walk or a taxi for about of 5 EUR. From the bus station go Balkan Express buses in Sarajevo (every morning at 8:10, travel 5 hours and the fare is about 20 EUR) with a stop in Podgorica. Also, shuttle buses between Budva and Herceg Novi and Kotor, departures every half hour, travel 35 minutes, fare 5-6 EUR. Buses to Dubrovnik and Split depart three times a week throughout the year, in the season increased the frequency of flights to 7 times a week. The journey time - 3 hours.

In addition, the company organizes summer Olimpia Express shuttle atobusy to the beach Jaz (every 2-3 hours), the resort of Petrovac (every 2 hours) and the island of Sveti Stefan (every half hour).

Transport

In the city you can easily move on foot and catch a taxi (not cheap enough) or the tourist train, running along the coast in the summer. The fare for a taxi to the resort boundaries around of 5 EUR. You can also hire a water taxi that offer trips to the beach of the island of St. Nicholas day cruises or excursions along picturesque Montenegrin coast.

Rent a car in Budva

Solar Montenegro, despite its road twists, turns and serpentines, just not without their own cars. After all, some of the sights are just out of reach nerazvorotlivyh buses, for example, the monastery of Ostrog. So take hold of their own "iron horse" is a must. Luckily, in Budva this good enough: open a small rent-a-car desk and rack suppliers at a couple of hotels. For rent required standard package: card + IDP (often national missing) + driving experience of the year. Learn more about all the nuances, please visit car rental in Budva.

Climate Budva

The climate in Budva - typically Mediterranean, with warm summers and mild winters. The number of sunny days is an average of 97 a year.

The beaches of Budva

. The total length of the beaches in Budva - 11 of 310 m in the city are located:

Beaches in the area:

Hotels in Budva

In Budva, a huge selection of all kinds of placements from room to rent for EUR 10 per day, up to a chic Admiral Club 5 * hotels. hotels Prices also vary widely, and not just because of the season (July and August are usually the most expensive months when the cost may grow by 2-3 times). A total of about 100 Budva hotels, guest houses and apartments.

The cheapest you can stop by clearing the room / poldomika / home among the local population. As a rule, tenants are offering their "mansion" on the main bus station in Budva. The cheapest room will cost 10-15 EUR per night per person. The second option - to stay in the only hostel in the resort - Hippo Hostel, which is seasonal. There are both double rooms and rooms for 6-8 persons (10-18 EUR).

The rest of the villas, apartments and hotels depend on the location (proximity to the sea), the presence of air conditioning and other services. It should be borne in mind that in good hotels better place to book in advance. One of the most comfortable hotels in the resort: Admiral Club, Blue Star, Sajo, Slovenska Plaza and others.

Cuisine and restaurants of Budva

Problems with lunch or dinner in Budva not arise. Virtually every part of the resort, you can easily find a delicious restaurant, more of the same in all of them are located on the way to the Old Town. In addition, you can enjoy anything from fast food (delicious and cheap) pizza, barbecue, pancakes, waffles, ice cream, there are even of McDonalds (on the boardwalk).

Quite good restaurants: Fish Demizana (Slovenska Obala, 3), Chinese Hong Kong (Vuka Karadzica, 1), a family restaurant since 1976 - Jadran (Slovenska Obala, 10), Masa (Gradska luka bb,), Italian O Sole Mio ( Slovenska obala, 15).

Cafe-bars: Picaso, Pushkin, Garden Cafe, Millenivm, Palma, Rabello, Ricardova Glava, Chest O'Shea's Irish Pub.

Dance: Trocadero, Raj, Rafaello, Torine, Renaissance, Miracle Lounge, Caffe Greco, Caffe Jef, Maine.

For the espresso will have to pay 1-1,5 EUR, Coke and others like it - to 3,5 EUR, the local beer costs about 2,5 EUR, alcoholic drinks - about 7 EUR.

Entertainment, excursions and attractions Budva

Most attractions are located in the Old City, which surrounds the thick walls and penetrate the narrow winding streets. In the center stands the citadel of the city, where today is a museum. Near the citadel there are three ancient churches: St. John's (7, followed by rearrangements.), St. Mary (Crkva Santa Marija, 840) - the only surviving structure from the monastery had once existed here and the Holy Trinity Church (1804... ).

To the west of the Cathedral of St. John, on the Old City Town Square (Starogradski) is the Archaeological Museum, which includes about 3 thousand. Istoriechskih artifacts found on the territory of Budva. Opposite the museum, on the other side of the square is the Church of the Holy Trinity (Crkva Sv Trojice.), Even further -. Churches Square (Trg Crkava) with a small cathedral 14. St. Sava (Crkva Sv. Save). It is also worth a stroll along the city walls and enter the area of ​​the Poets (Trg Poete), which is located at the intersection of Njegoševo (Negoseva) and Zanovuchi (Zanovuci). In summer there almost every night writers and poets read their works to the assembled audience.

Problems with lunch or dinner in Budva not arise. Virtually every part of the resort, you can easily find a delicious restaurant, more of the same in all of them are located on the way to the Old Town.

The surrounding area is preserved picturesque ensemble of the island of Sveti Stefan and Orthodox monasteries.

Paragliding (760 m above sea level) to do in the town Brajici or pre-order a lesson with an instructor in one of the agencies offering their services on the boardwalk.

Bungie jumping 40 meters high is located near the cave, in the end of Slovenska Beach. In addition, in Budva you can ride water scooters (in Becici) and even dive. The resort has several diving centers; one dive site Galiola (maximum depth - 24 m) is located near the St. Nikola island, another Platamuni. (maximum depth - 35 m) - not far from the beach Jaz. There are other, more of which can be found in the diving club:


Budva

Events

The cultural life of the city is rich in events that take place here are numerous theater and music festivals, and since the beginning of July and until August 20, to Budva from across the country gather poets. At this time, the ancient fortress of the Citadel, which is located in the old town becomes a stage for performances of theater companies from Serbia and Montenegro, as well as from other countries. It also hosts an annual festival "Castle-Theater".

And in one of the attractions of Budva - stone table and chair - summer and festivals. And sitting behind this "furniture" so also read his opus.

Prices are listed on page July 2015

Where to stay: at one of the resorts of Budva Riviera. For example, in a groovy and fun Budva or located adjacent to its quieter beaches of Becici and Rafailovici. Many people choose to vacation Milocer, Przno and Sveti Stefan island - for the most beautiful coastline in the country. Where to go: in Lovcen National Park to climb to dizzying mountain, to the tomb of Peter Njegos and honor the memory of the last of the spiritual ruler of the country; to abound with fish of all varieties of Skadar Lake or the ancient capital of Montenegro, Cetinje. In addition, it is necessary to visit the ancient fortress of Kotor and enjoy views of the Bay of Kotor, sing "talk though you're with me, Guitar seven-string ..." at the monument to Vysotsky in Podgorica and, closing his eyes on the height and steepness of trails, quietly whispering a prayer, climb to the monastery - rock monastery Ostrog. As a "foreign country" in Montenegro are very popular trip to the Italian Venice, the city of St. Nicholas of Bari and neighboring Croatia, Dubrovnik. You may also be interested in Greece, Italy, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia. See also: Montenegro, reviews, Montenegro visa. The most popular towns and resorts of the country: Bar, Budva, Kotor, Podgorica, Petrovac.