|A statue of a lady near our 4 star hotel Avala in Budva, Montenegro. You can also see the Old City of Budva in the background.|
Budva is famous for its for its diverse nightlife, sandy beaches, and examples of Mediterranean architecture.
According to our tour guide, Budva is a historical city and is 3,500 years old. No wonder it is considered as one of the oldest settlements on the Adriatic sea coast. There is also a legend that Jelena, our tour guide explained to us. Here it is;
A legend recounts that Budva was founded by Cadmus the Phoenician, a hero exiled out of Thebes, Greece, finding a shelter in this place for him and his wife, Harmonia. Two other civilizations also left innumerable traces: the Greek and the Roman (then named Butua). Upon the fall of the Roman empire and its division into east and west, the defensive barrier which separated the two powers happened to run across this area, subsequently making a lasting impact on the history and culture of this town. In the Middle Ages, Budva was reigned by a succession of Doclean kings, as well as Serbian and Zetan aristocrats.
|View of Budva as we were on top of the hill on our way to Cetinje, another city in Montenegro. Our tour guide gave us the chance to step down the bus to have a good view of the breath-taking scenery and take some pictures.|