Discover medieval towns, stunning beaches, vibrant nightlife, delicious food and much more!
DAY 1: EXPLORE THE MEDIEVAL TOWN OF BUDVA
Budva is known for its sandy beaches and nightlife. Stone walls built by the Venetians surround the narrow streets of the medieval old town (Stari Grad). This historic district is home to a seaside citadel and religious sites such as the Church of Santa Maria in Punta, established in the 9th century. Spend the morning browsing the beautiful, narrow streets of the old town, before settling down for a delicious lunch at Dukley Beach Lounge or Restoran Lim. If you are adventurous, soar over Budva like a bird with Budva Paragliding.
EAT AT DUKLEY BEACH LOUNGE
Dukley Beach Lounge is in the heart of Dukley Hotel & Resort from where you can enjoy the stunning views of charming Budva's Old Town and St. Nikola island. Nestled into the lushly landscaped gardens and mature pine, cypress and olive groves of the Zavala Peninsula, the lounge offers sweeping Adriatic views, direct access to the coastal estate's exclusive beachfront and a selection of stylish drink and dining venues.
EAT AT RESTORAN LIM
Restaurant Lim was founded in 1994 and named after a beautiful river in the north of Montenegro in order to maintain the family tradition and emphasize the importance of roots and family history. The restaurant is situated on one of the most beautiful beaches on the Adriatic Sea, Slovenska Beach.
PLAY AT BUDVA PARAGLIDING
Tandem flights with Budva Paragliding Montenegro allows everyone to experience the overwhelming impressions and feelings of a paragliding flight. An experienced paragliding tandem pilot will take you into the air and share your dreams.
DAY 2: A STUNNING COASTAL WALK FROM PRZNO TO SVETI STEFAN
Park your car in the gorgeous fishing village Przno (photo above) and take the stunning 2 km coastal walk to Sveti Stefan (photo below). Rent a sun-lounger & umbrella and spend a morning on the beach with a view of this picture-perfect islet. Stroll back to Przno and enjoy the freshest fish right next to the water at Konoba More.
EAT AT KONOBA MORE
Konoba More is situated in the picturesque and peaceful fisherman’s village of Pržno in a 500 year old house. Authntic stone vaults and wood decorate the Mediterranean interior and the balcony is right next to the water, allowing you to enjoy the immediate vicinity of the sea. Kind and friendly staff are waiting to welcome you.
DAY 3: BRUSH UP ON YOUR HISTORY AT STARI BAR & ULCINJ (43 km & 65 km from Budva)
The Old Bar – Antibaris Fortress is the outstanding historic site of Montenegro and the town of Bar, situated on a 4-hectare hilltop just four kilometers from the sea, at the foot of Rumija Mountain. Known also as Stari Bar or simply Old Bar, the fortress is now an open-air museum and the largest and the most important Medieval archaeological site in the Balkans which is not yet archaeologically researched. Over an area of 4,5 hectares, remains of some 600 public and sacral buildings bear witness to the cultural and architectural significance of all periods of the Mediterranean history of the present day Bar.
The old town of Ulcinj with its hinterland makes an area with distinctive and extremely rich cultural heritage. The old town of Ulcinj itself, the fortress – Citadel, once was the Hellenic acropolis, while the present appearance is connected to the Middle Ages. Within the old town of Ulcinj there is the Church of Saint Mary dating from 1510.
EAT AT DULCINEA
Most of Restaurant Dulcinea's herbs are organically grown and locally sourced from nearby farms. Fish and shellfish are sourced from local fishermen. Fish specialities, as well as popular meat dishes and carefully selected ingredients prepared by the best Montenegro chefs are served on the summer terrace as well as in the elegant interior.
DAY 4: RELAX AT A STUNNING BEACH
There are numerous gorgeous beaches from Budva in the north to Ulcinj in the south. Turn of the main road and you will discover a gem at the end of most roads!
EAT AT AMBASSADOR RESTAURANT (PETROVAC)
Ambassador Restaurant will enchant you with its breathtaking views and its refined cuisine. Enjoy quality seafood and the fresh catch of the day in a spectacular environment, while sipping on the most treasured wines and other spirits on a specially selected wine list.
EAT AT GIARDINO RESTAURANT (REZEVICI)
Halfway between Petrovac and Sveti Stefan, in a small village of Reževici, Restaurant Giardino offers stunning views of the Adriatic Sea and the natural beauty of the Budva Riviera. Inspired by the view and the magic of nature, they started a family restaurant of national cuisine more than 35 years ago.
EAT AT PLAZNI BAR MEDIN (PETROVAC)
Plazni Bar Medin is on Lucice Beach and is the perfect spot to get out of the sun and grab some lunch and a cold beer. Enjoy a delicious pizza, burger or seafood.
DAY 5: EXPERIENCE BREATHTAKING NATURE AT LAKE SKADAR
Lake Skadar lies on the border of Albania and Montenegro, and is the largest lake in Southern Europe. The Montenegrin section has been designated as national park, while the Albanian section as a nature reserve and a ramsar site. Drive to Rijeka Crnojevica (44 kms from Budva) and the horseshoe bend. Follow the lake to Virpazar for a boat trip and lunch at Konoba Badanj.
EAT AT KONOBA BADANJ
The name Badanj is the traditional name for a wooden barrel in which they tread grapes for preparing the production of wine.Every weekend there is live music at Konoba Badanj, come and relax with a homemade red wine and old songs!
WHEN TO GO: Summer is mid May - early October with July and August being the hottest months
WHERE TO STAY:
SELF-CATERING: Stay in an apartment with one or two bedrooms at BLUE MEDITERRANEAN in Skocidjevoka (view from verandah below)