This view of Sveti Stefan seen from the coastal road is worldwide known. Let me remind anyway that Sveti Stefan is an ancient fishermen village built on a round peninsula, at the end of a very narrow isthmus. In the 60s, it was turned a luxurious hotel which soon got prestigious visitors in spite of (because of ?) the price of the night, going as high as 1,500 euros for the famous villa 118. As the whole Montenegrin littoral, for more than a decade, it was almost abandoned by its western visitors. Only in the last couple of years they began to come back. You have to pay 6 euros to visit the island-hotel. We will do it next time.
Sea & Stone
Budva is a very old town, over 2500 years of civilization!
"he region where venerable Budva and it's earliest inhabitants, the enchelei, were first cited, is closely connected with the fate of a famous mortal, Cadmus, founder of Thebes in Boeothia, who came from Phoenicia to Greece several generations before the beginbibg of the Trojan War. This fortunate soul, whom the gods had given as spouse, Harmonia, blond daughter of Aphrodite and Ares, left thebes in his old age and settled among the Enchelei, founded Budva, defeated
the neighbouring Illyrians and spent the rest of his life together with his wife in this distant, foregin land. Even Sophocles mentions Budva in his tragedy "Oicles", written in 5th century BC. Trapped in the web of Roman politics, Teuta's heirs managed to preserve a certain amount of independence for another fifty years, but in 168 B.C. when Genthius openly opposed the Romans, the Illyrian state finally fell."
Budva is a big port as well, full of all kinds of boats, from old, small fishermen barges to pompous enormous yachts. But most of the time average size boats and sailboats are anchored in the port. It's nice to take a walk at the dock in the evening and watch them...
Island Sveti Nikola (V)
Island Sveti Nikola (Saint Nicholas) is the biggest Montenegrin island, 2 km long, with the highest point of 120 m. It is connected with Budva with the stripe of land above which sea is only 0.5 m deep during low water. Legend says that this stripe is deed of Saint Sava. Island is known by rich fauna and the church of the same name – Saint Nicholas Church.
Right on the harbour front is their beer garden and just inside the city walls the restaurant.
Food very tasty, well prepared and cooked, for me the attraction here was the beer brewed on site.
Good light and dark beers on sale at a good price as well.
We didn't discover this place until our last day in town, otherwise I'm sure we 'd have spent more time there.