Budva is the metropolis of Montenegrin tourism thanks to the great number of beaches that make this a most desirable tourist destination. Apart from its natural beauty, its bay islands and beaches for example, Budva is rich in historic monuments. The Old town lies on a small peninsula and represents a treasure chest of culture heritage. Crossed with narrow streets and squares are famous buildings and churches. Monasteries Stanjevici, Podostrog, Rezevici and Gradiste are important historic and religious monuments of Budva. During the summer months Budva is quite exciting due to the numerous clubs, open air bars, cafes and discotheques. The loudest is the promenade, then the Old City zone and then the zone around the open-air discotheque Top Hill. In the Old town you can also visit many shops, cafés, restaurants and galleries.
Hedona´s tip: Do not skip charming restaurants and wine bars in the city centre.
Sveti Stefan, a town, nowdays a hotel resort, is located on an island connected to the mainland by a narrow isthmus separating two sandy beaches. Originally built by traders and fishermen in the XV century, it became a town in 1960 thanks to famous painters Lubarda and Milunovic, who recognized this old place as a potential attraction. The resort includes the islet of Sveti Stefan and part of the mainland, where the Villa Miločer is located. An Adriatic playground for the rich and famous from the 1960s to the 1980s, the hotel is now a 5-star franchise hotel of the international group of Aman Resorts.
The resort in total contains 50 rooms, cottages and suites on the island and 8 grand suites at the Villa Miločer.
Rafting On The River Tara
Tara is one of the longest rivers of the Balkans. River Canyon is a unique phenomenon in its depth of 1000 and 1300 metres in some places. It ranks just behind the Grand Canyon of Colorado River. Much of it is located in the National Park “Durmitor” which is listed on the UNESCO’s World heritage natural resources. It is the longest river of Montenegro with its course of 150 km and at the river end, just a small part of it, flows through Bosnia & Herzegovina. Tara later flows into Drina river. The most attractive part of the canyon are with wild rapids tributaries, foaming waterfalls and lush forests whose various trees are several hundred years old. Tara is also unpolluted river, so long as you descend on its rapids you are free to drink it !