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Budva


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The sandy "Montenegrin Miami"
Founded over 2500 years ago, Budva was already old by the time ancient Greek settlers arrived to expand it, although most of its architecture and walls are Venetian. The Old Town is car-free and features a large citadel. The main square is home to all four of the town's churches. Venture further out, and you'll find the city's famous nightlife, musical and dance festivals, casinos that might remind you of "Casino Royale," and the luxury yachts they draw.
But there's a calmer side to Budva. Located at the center of the Budva Riviera, this town excels in beaches amid stunning natural scenery. A brief ferry ride will take you to quiet Sveti Nikola Island. We recommend at least one day trip up or down the coast, such as to the Bay of Kotor (Europe's southernmost fjord), or Ulcinj, near the Albanian border.

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Frequently Asked Questions about travel to Budva

How many days should I spend in Budva?
In case Budva will be your only overnight destination on the Montenegrin coastline, we suggest spending 2-3 nights, depending on activities you wish to plan while in the area.
How much should I expect to spend per person per day in Budva?
Depending on restaurant selection while in Budva, you might spend from €70 to €120 per person per day. There is a limited choice of museums in Budva and you should plan your budget mainly for dining and for buying some local souvenirs.
How do I get around Budva?
Budva is a small coastal town and you can easily walk around. There is no need for public transportation in the city, and if you wish to visit nearby attractions you can easily take a taxi.
Are there some particular venues or events that I shouldn't miss?
Depending on the season, there are few events that became a landmark of Budva throughout the recent decades (Budva maskenbal, Budva tourism days, days of "Širun"). They are held at a specific time of the year, mainly in May, July, and October. In case you will be visiting Budva in other months, you can expect a lively and vibrant city. The Old Town is very attractive and we strongly suggest exploring not only the center but also its small hidden alleys known for their charm.
Where is the best, easiest and safest to get some local currency?
The best way to get some cash is by using ATMs of local Montenegrin banks. There are at least two Montenegrin banks available in Budva such as "Crnogorska komercijalna banka AD" and "Lovcen banka AD".
What are the usual opening hours for shops in Budva?
The majority of local shops are open between 08:00 am and 09:00 pm, however during the season working hours might extend later.
Is Budva city safe?
Despite unusual crowds during the summer months, Budva is a safe city to be. You should be careful when it comes to your personal belongings, however, the level of crime is very low.
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