24 Hours in Budva Town
We had 24 hours in Budva town, one of the the most famous beach towns on the Montenegrin coast. What to do?!
24 Hours in Budva Town
Admire the View
We dropped off our bags at our hotel located right behind Budva’s historic fortress. We loved the view of the historic landmark from our balcony.
First thing was first. We were eager to hit Mogren Beach, just a short walk way. It was so calming; I fell asleep pretty deeply on the sand.
Here’s a Snapshots of Europe video from my YouTube channel with that Budva beach view we experienced.
Walk through the Old Town
Later that night we headed into the medieval walled city. Budva, also known as Stari Grad, dates back 2,500 years which makes it one of the oldest settlements on the Adriatic coast.
I loved the narrow streets that crossed the inside of the fortress. Little shops, restaurants and square with small cafes and churches lined the way.
Dinner in Old Town
We passed a charming little restaurant called Konoba and decided to try it out. It was fantastic. We had a cheese plateand excellent wine. I ordered my favorite local dish, fish soup. There was even entertaining live music.
We weren’t really dressed for a clubbin’ night out but we wanted to see what the famous beach party streets looked like. We headed to the street behind the walled town where a series of nightclubs were pumping with music but without much of crowd. It was still pre-summer season, around late May. It would be the place to go during the summer months for sure.
We ended up heading back into the fortress for a drink at a cute little outdoor bar.
Breakfast by the Beach
The next morning we opted for breakfast on the beach and one last swim before we had to drive back to Podgorica’s airport.
Even though it was a very short overnight stay, I really enjoyed what I saw of Budva. It was a beautiful little European town with lots of energy. I regretted that I didn’t get to see a lot of the surrounding beaches or nor did I get real taste of the nightlife. Before driving into Budva, I did experience Sveti Stefan which was absolutely breathtaking place. So much on the list for next time!
Have you been to Budva? Any places you’d recommend I go next time I make it to Montenegro?