Budva is considered one of the oldest settlements on the Adriatic. In Sophocles tragedy “Oikles”, written in the fifth century BC, mentions the town ILIRIJ. Legend, that his confirmation is in many Greek myths, says that Budva was founded by son of the Phoenician king Agenor. Banished from Thebes, with his wife Harmonia, arrived in our country and founded Budva. From the Greek word “Bous” giving the name of the town.
At the beginning of the seventh century the Slavs starting with the permanent settlement of these areas.
For these regions, are Serbian despot and Pastrovsko duke Stevan Štiljanović, Krsto Ivanovic poet, writer Stjepan Mitrov Ljubisa, as well as Anthony Kojović, writer of the “Annals of Budva.” Painters Anastas and Spiro Bocarić are also born of Budva. The painter Mark Gregović,
Budva Riviera occupies the central part of the Montenegrin coast, an area of 122 km2, with its 17,000 inhabitants. It is located at 42 ° 10 ‘- 42 ° 20’ north latitude and 18 ° 49 ‘- 19 ° 00’ east longitude. At a distance of 25 kilometers stringed 17 small and large beautiful sandy beaches, ranging from Jaz to the north, to Buljarice far south of Budva.
Budva has a typical Mediterranean climate with mild, rainy winters and long hot and dry summers. The average temperature in January is 8 ° C and in July 23.8 ° C. The average annual temperature is 15.5 ° C (23.1 ° C in summer and in winter 9.3 ° C). Budva has 2,300 hours of sunshine per year which puts the top tourist sites in the Mediterranean.
Precipitation is 1.626 mm / m2 per year.
The sea temperature is from 11.7 ° C in February and 24.7 ° C in August. In the period from May to October is the average temperature over 18 ° C, which means that the bathing season lasts for six months.