The town of Budva is an ancient town rich in history and offering stunning views, diverse nightlife and world class attractions, amenities and dining. One of the oldest settlements on the Adriatic coast, Budva has roots which date back to over 2,500 years. A great place to begin a journey in the Montenegro region, this popular and beautiful city is ideal for travel throughout the year. Island Trader Vacations reviews Budva, its top attractions and what you need to know before you go.
Budva dates back 2,500 years. Based on evidence which has been found throughout the region including artifacts which date back to the 5th century BC, its founding is based in legend. Founded by Cadmus who was looking for shelter for he and his wife, the city has changed hands numerous times in its history. Despite wars and natural disasters, evidence of this rich history still exists throughout the city today.
Budva’s Top Attractions
For obvious reasons, many of Budva’s top attractions are historic in nature. In addition, the location of Budva on the Adriatic Coast makes another star the water, the beaches and the outdoors. While there are hundreds of attractions and destinations worth exploring, we invite you to take a closer look at three of the best.
Old Town – the Old Town area of Budva is its most famous region. Unique and historic this part of the city is one of the oldest urban centers in all of the Adriatic. From its walls to its museums, this is the place to be.
Sveti Stefan – a popular resort island, this island is known for its beaut , history and its modern amenities. Ranked one of the 50 best places by National Geographic, you won’t want to miss this island paradise.
Fortress Kosmač – a historic site not far from Budva, this fortress was built in the mid 19th century and was an Austrian fortress. Today it is a protected monument and tells the story of the past history of this part of the world.
What to Consider
When considering when to visit Budva and this area of the Adriatic Coast, it is important to consider not just the number of visitors but the weather as well. By far the most popular time of the year for visiting Budva is during the summer months. While the streets may more crowded this time of the year it is also the sunniest and warmest time to visit as well. That being considered, you can still visit Budva in the late spring and early fall months and enjoy warm temperatures, warm water and ample sunshine.
No matter when you choose to travel, plan ahead, anticipate what you should consider and make the most of all your experiences by knowing before you go.