BUDVA AND KOTOR: A TALE OF TWO CITIES
Sightseen, Culture & local gems, My Explorations, Passepartour, From 1 to 3 hours walking
We walk past the ancient walls of Budva to admire the picturesque town centre and venture among the Medieval treasures of Kotor, a city that has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
- Budva: old town, ancient walls, historic centre
- Kotor: historic centre
- After leaving the port of Kotor, we travel by coach to Budva, one of the most ancient towns of the region. According to the legend, the city was founded by Cadmus, son of Agenor, a Phoenician king. After leaving Thebes, he arrived with his chariot in the place that would later become Budva. The old city was originally located on an island which, over the centuries, became a peninsula due to the formation of a sandy isthmus connecting it to the mainland.
- Surrounded by 15th-century walls, this imposing Medieval fortress is made up of towers and various access gates located along the walls.
- Once inside, we stroll around the historic centre made up of a charming maze of streets, squares and monuments that is made even more interesting by the Venetian-inspired style adopted when rebuilding the city after the earthquake of 1979 in memory of Venetian domination.
- On our way back, we stop to visit Kotor, a magnificent town that was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and we spend some time in the historic centre, which bears clear evidence of the golden age of the city in Medieval times.
Good to know
- Dress code that is appropriate for the places of worship to be visited is recommended.
- Places on this excursion are limited. We recommend booking early.