Top Choice Ruins in Stari Bar

Stari Bar

A small museum just inside the entrance explains the site and its history. From here, follow the green arrows around the major points of interest. In the western part of the town are the remains of St Nicholas’ Chur…
Top Choice Historic Site in Budva

Stari Grad

Budva's best feature and star attraction is the Stari Grad (Old Town) – a mini-Dubrovnik with marbled streets and Venetian walls rising from the clear waters below. Much of it was ruined by two earthquakes in 1979 b…
Top Choice Fortress in Petrovac


Clamber up the steps of this small Venetian fortress for photogenic views of the beach and the dramatic diagonal stratification of the limestone cliffs melting into the turquoise water below. An interesting socialis…
Top Choice Fortress in Budva


At the Stari Grad’s seaward end, the old citadel offers striking views, a small museum and a library full of rare tomes and maps. It's thought to be built on the site of the Greek acropolis, but the present incarnat…
Christian Monastery in Adriatic Coast

Gradište Monastery

Perched on a hill overlooking Buljarica Beach, Gradište Monastery is a tranquil collection of stone buildings facing onto a central courtyard. The monastery was first mentioned in documents from 1305, although it’s …
Area in Ulcinj

Stari Grad

The ancient Stari Grad overlooking Mala Plaža is largely residential and somewhat dilapidated, a legacy of the 1979 earthquake. This is part of its charm – this Old Town really does feel old, with its uneven cobbles…
Square in Budva

Trg Između Crkava

Literally the 'square between the churches', this open area below the citadel provides a visual reminder of the once-cosy relationship between Orthodox and Catholic Christians in this area.
Island in Budva

Sveti Nikola

Known locally as ‘Hawaii’, Sveti Nikola is Montenegro’s largest island, stretching to nearly 2km. Fallow deer wander about on this uninhabited green spot, which is only a nautical mile away from Budva or Bečići Beac…
Beach in Sveti Stefan

Sveti Stefan Beach

The main point of coming to Sveti Stefan is to spend as much time horizontal as possible, with occasional breaks for a cooling dip. The water here gets deep quickly, as if the surrounding mountains couldn't be bothe…
Village in Adriatic Coast


It's easy to be seduced by Budva's Old Town treats and beach scene, but if the smell of suntan lotion is getting a bit cloying, head for the hills and the lovely oasis of Krapina. Just 6km from town, this clean, gre…