Budva’s Riviera occupies central part of Montenegro’s coastlines. It takes area of 122km2 and is populated with 17,000 residents. It is on 42° 10’ - 42° 20’ north from Equator and 18° 49’ - 19° 00’ east from Greenwich. On
25 kilometres long coastlines there are 17 small and large beautiful sandy beaches, starting with beach Jaz on the north to Buljarici on the southern part of Budva municipal.
verage annual temperature is 15.5° C (in summer 23.1°C and winter 9.3° C). Budva has 2,300 sunny days in a year that puts it in the top of tourist destinations inMediterranean. Rainfall per year amounts to 1.626 mm/m2. Winds in this region are: BURA – northern wind, comes from inland and can be very strong and can reach speed of 12-15m/sec. JUGO or SIROKO, comes from sea and brings rain and clouds. During summer months blows MAESTRAL, north-westerly kind wind which is refreshing and ideal for yachting and wind surfing. Sea temperature varies from 11.7°C in February to 24.7°C in August. In period from May to October average sea temperature is around 18°C which means that swimming season lasts whole six months.
With special attention Budva and its residents keep myths/legend about how the town originated. BUTHUA, BUTOBA, and BUTUA – today Budva hide its name behind famous authentic story about its origin at the time of Stefana Vizantijca in VI century. The saga by Filona from Bilbosa in II century new era, origin of Budva is connected with person that established city Tebe, mythic person and son of king of Fenicanskog Agemora – KADMA.
Kadma and his wife Harmonija in the later years of their lives were exiled from town Tebe and on bull’s carriage they headed towards land of Enhelejaca – nation of eels (the oldest residents of Budva) where they established new town called BOUTHOE – Budva. As legend said Budva got its name by those bulls (BOUS – in Greek means Bull) which the couple Kadma and Harmonija once rulers of Tebe brought to Budva. Another source believes that in Budva Harmonija, Kadma’s wife gave birth to son Ilirija. However due to manslaughter that Kadmo committed when he was young, he was punished by God. Both he and his wife Harmonija were turned into snakes.