Budva is a beautiful coastal town on the Adriatic Sea and is part of the Budva Riviera. The medieval stone walls and narrow streets and squares that surround the town were built by the Venetians. This historic district is home to a seaside citadel and religious sites like the Church of Santa Maria in Punta, established in the 9th century.

Budva was founded by the Greeks in the fourth century BC and then fortified during the Middle Ages.

The Daily Telegraph (one of the leading UK daily papers) writes far more eloquently than I. Here is a small piece of what they think of Budva:

“You can start your day by stepping through an arched doorway in Budva’s medieval walls that lead straight onto the town beach. Lined by tables and lounge sofas, and managed by nearby cafés, this is where glamorous locals come to have coffee and gossip. It isn’t the ideal spot for swimming, but there are several other beaches within walking distance.

A five-minute stroll east along a narrow coastal path lies the pebble beaches of Mogren I and II. On the way, note the bronze sculpture of a ballet dancer, a symbol of Budva, performing a graceful arabesque as she gazes out to sea. Mogren I is backed by cliffs, and connected to Mogren II by a short tunnel.”

Budva is very well situated. It’s only 12 miles from Tivat airport (Easy Jet now fly daily from London to Tivat during the summer months!), and 40 miles from Podgorica (Ryan Air fly there from Stansted, UK). Alternatively, you can fly to Dubrovnik in Croatia, and it’s about 90 minutes drive to Budva.