- Adriatic Beach
Much of the ancient city of Budva has been restored and along with its modern hotels and sub-tropical climate, contributes to the hospitable and relaxed atmosphere which continues to attract more visitors each year. In summer the open-air stages, festivals and celebrations across Budva, Petrovac and Becici is an experience not to be missed. In the Stari Grad (Budva’s Old Town) you can also visit many shops, cafés, restaurants and galleries. Historic and religious monuments can be found throughout including the Monasteries Stanjevici, Podostrog, Rezevici i Gradiste.
There are numerous sites and villages in and around Budva including the Old Town with its walls that were built in the Middle Ages when the region was ruled by the Venetians. There is an abundance of excellent restaurants and taverns, serving tempting local specialties. The best known among the beaches of this beautiful coastline are Mogren, Slovenska, Becici, Kraljicina (Royal), Petrovac.
About 760 m above the town of Budva, on the Brajici village periphery, there is the best paragliding location in Montenegro with its landing place in the Becici beach area. Weather conditions generally permit gliding from the end of March through the end of September. Alternatively, one could reach Becici from Budva by walking along the seaside promenade. The resort of Becici is located some 2 km from the old town of Budva and offers a wide range of watersports facilities. A beautiful sea promenade leads to the fishing village with its lovely selection of restaurants, cafes and shops.
Sveti Stefan, named after Saint Stephen, the patron Saint of Montenegro, is a small tourist town which has managed to retain much of its ancient character. Frequented by the rich and famous and considered by many to be the most exclusive spot on the Adriatic coast, legend says that the local tribe Pastrovici built on this peninsula with captured Turk treasure of the 15th century. Today it is attractive city-hotel with villas and apartments with magnificent views to the sea’s horizon.
Petrovac is situated close to Sveti Stefan and is the southernmost beach area of the Budva Riviera. During the holiday season it is very popular with tourists, especially those with families. Surrounded by olive groves and pine forest, Petrovac is most famous for its two sandy beaches, Petrovac and Lucice which are considered some of the most beautiful of the Budva Riviera.
Approximately 2 hours 40 minutes flight time from London to either of the two international airports in Montenegro (Podgorica and Tivat), or Dubrovnik Airport in Croatia which all service air travel for the region. National carrier Montenegro Airlines, JAT Yugoslav Airlines, British Airways and Alitalia operate scheduled flights to the international airport at Tivat.
A number of other companies organise charter flights to Podgorica, Tivat and Dubrovnik during the tourist season. Transfer time to Budva is approximately 30-40 minutes from Tivat Airport or 2 hours and 30 minutes from Dubrovnik Airport.
Regular ferries operate to and from Italy‘s Adriatic coast on the regularly scheduled routes between Bar-Bari and Bar-Ancona.