Budva is one of the oldest settlements on the Adriatic coast . According to the legend and Greek myths its beginning is connected with Cadmo son of the Phoenician king Agenor who was expelled from Thebes.
Nature has gifted unique beauty of sun, sea and a lot of pearly beaches below the mountain range to this town which is thought to be 2,500 years old. The influence of great cultures (Illyrians, Greeks, Romans, Slavs …) marked the history of this town and the spirit of ancient times and civilizations is felt today.
All that gives a special color to Budva which is grown as a unique tourist pearl of this part of the Adriatic. In addition to the valuable cultural and historical heritage, constructions, excavations, fortresses, monasteries and churches every corner of the city offers opportunities for having cultural programs as well as each of its plateau is a natural stage.
As a famous tourist resort Budva is known more than hundred years. The first tourists came here in the early twenties of the last century. The number of tourists is gradually increased as well as the accommodation capacity is grown at the same time.
The tourist offer became better and enriched. Budva has been the most popular destination in Montenegro for several decades . The coastal area around Budva, called the Budva Riviera, is the centre of Montenegrin tourism.