INFO page about Altezza17, Budva and Montenegro
Currency EURO/ €
Time Zone CET (UTC+1)
Calling Code +382
Drives on Right
Population 644,578 (July 2016 EST.)
Total area 13,812 sq km
There are two major airports. One is in coastal city of Tivat (20 km from Budva) and the other one is in Montenegro capital city of Podgorica (66 km from Budva). You can find all relevant information about these airports in a link above.
By car or motorcycle
By ship or ferry
The Port of Bar is one of the biggest sea ports in this region. It is located 40 km South-East of Budva.
Direct bus lines to city of Budva are mainly regional (South-East Europe), from neighboring countries. More information about lines and online bus tickets buying you can find here.
Nearest train station is in city of Bar (40 km away). Train transportation is mainly regional. Detailed information you can find here.
This could be the first thing you will have to take care of when enter in Montenegro. If you wish and need to use your mobile phones outside of Altezza17 apartment, without bothering to change SIM cards, roaming rates when you are abroad can be very high. Recommendation is to use local mobile networks packages (GSM and 4G connection).
Three operators provide these services, Telenor Montenegro, T-Mobile and MTEL. You can check all three operators’ offers at their websites and make a choice by your needs. All three have similar prepaid offers and price range. It is approximately 10€ per package and it includes enough calling minutes, SMS, 4G internet and social networks for an average usage which is valid for 7 days. After 7 days you have to credit your account with minimum of 2€ to keep it operating. There are plenty of options you can choose to activate. SIM card packages with user’s manual and initial credit can be found in almost any store, newsstand, gas station or post office.
Since our guests mostly arrive to Montenegro by plane (majority via Tivat airport), there are couple of transfer options from airport to Altezza17 apartment.
TAXI drivers are always at your service from the moment you step out the airport building. Transfer price is between 15 and 20€. Make sure to give a taxi driver right address, even better precise coordinates to spare your time and get to the apartment as quickly as possible.
If you coming from Tivat airport, it is the first turn on left from main road E80 to hill road when pass Vidikovac curve.
If you are coming from Podgorica airport, Port of Bar or Budva’s Bus Station, it is the last turn on right from main road E80 to hill road, before Vidikovac curve.
You can arrange transfer with us and our people can wait for you at the airport. They are expirianced and already know how to get you to Altezza17 apartment without wasting your time.
There is a rent a car option, of course. Whether will it at the airport or in our arrangement, it is highly advisable that you book and get renting confirmation as early as you can. It is very high demand and prices go up in the sky during the summer season, if you decide to wait until last moments. We do not rent a car, we just recommend rent a car agency we have experience with. Car can wait for you at the airport when ever you want.
If you decide to rent a car during your stay at Altezza17 (whole period or partially), you have parking place included in price you pay for the apartment renting. Other places you go mostly have its own parking which is on hourly paying bases (beach parking places are mostly on daily bases payment). Important notice is that, in case you decide to rent a car, prepare yourself for long lines and slow driving in late afternoon and early evening hours in the city of Budva (and most of other coastal towns). Far more practical is renting a scooter or motorcycle. It will save you much time for better things to do.
The apartment is located on the hill, above the sea. It is about 15 minutes walk away from city center and all major happenings. A street is steep at some places, has couple of serpentine and it is recommended to use some kind of motor transportation, especially uphill, unless you are fan of hiking.
Taxi is more practical for inner-city transportation. Drives are from 3 to 5€. Be sure to call it and reserve vehicle on time, especially in the evening. There are plenty of taxi companies and they are reachable via phone call, SMS, Viber or WhatsApp call or message.
The biggest supermarket where you can find almost everything you need during your stay is MEGA. Works from 6 AM to midnight every day in a week. Plenty of bakeries are around this place. Green market with great choice of fresh and tasty natural groceries, fish and meat is just next to MEGA so you can complete all the shopping at one place. Possibility of preordered shopping and delivering directly to apartment is also available. That can be arranged with our hostess who will be at your service during the stay.
There are also numerous restaurants which deliver to the address. You just have to pick what do you wish and send them your order. Everything is manageable via mobile (phone call, Viber, WhatsApp or social networks).
Numerous places for dining and visiting during a day or night you can check here.
Whatever your holiday style is, whether you are adventures seeker or just someone who enjoys laying on a sandy beach, there is plenty to do in Montenegro’s most famous seaside destination – Budva and its Riviera.
Explore Old town (Stari grad), one of the oldest settlements on the Adriatic Sea. Wonder through more then 2500 years old place between fortified walls and its narrow streets and passages.
Enter in Archaeological Museum and Museum of the Town of Budva and meet a peace of Budva’s long history. Enjoy in sounds of church bells and sea murmurs, having a morning coffee at the square in front of Old town’s walls.
Catch a boat to St. Nicola island (Sveti Nikola) for an idylic escape for a day out from the city crowd.
Take a tour to St. Stefan (Sveti Stefan), unbilievebly picturesque islet, one of the Montenegro’s most recognizable places worldwide. Have a walk through its beautiful pine forest, royal villa and park above a couple of smaragd green bays. Soak up the sun, sea, and sand at a beach of St. Stefan looking at the 15th century stone buildings which looks like it came straight out of a fairy-tale.
If you come with kids or you still feel like a kid, there is place for having fun all day long for all ages at Aquapark Budva. For those who like some more adrenaline, Budva and hills above are ideal for paragliding. Spiraling down towards the coast all year round is very often seen. Booking a tandem flight and taking a camera for bird’s eye panoramic shoots will be unforgettable experience.
After a day on the sun it is a time to get ready for a night life in town. And there is plenty of places for it. From Old town café-bars, restaurants, discos to the world-class club Top Hill that features global DJs and artists every night through summer. Budva’s seaside promenade stretches all the way from Old town to St. Stefan. There are numerous seaside restaurants and beautiful sunset views on this way. For a quiet, romantic dinner avoid busy town and find your place in suburb hidden spots at Zavala, Pržno and Miločer.
Montenegro got its name from the dark mountain forests that cover the land. The name breaks down into two words, ‘monte’ (mountain) and ‘negro’ (black), and dates back to the 15th century.
The country was the first in the world to have a national printing house.
In area, Montenegro is comparable to the size of Bahamas, Hawaii Island or Connecticut.
The country has 117 beaches along the Adriatic coast (which is around 200km long).
Montenegro is a small country but very well known tourist destination. Legendary English romantic poet Lord Byron once described the country this way: ‘At the birth of the planet the most beautiful encounter between land and sea must have been on the Montenegrin coast’. This is a testament to the country’s striking beauty, which is no doubt one of the primary reasons why it attracts millions of visitors.
About 60% of the country is more than 1000 meters above sea level, with the tallest peak – Bobotov Kuk in the Durmitor Mountains – at 2,522 meters.
The World Tourism and Travel Council (WTTC) placed Montenegro first on its list of countries where tourism is a strategic industry. Tourism in the country is expected to grow at a rate of 8.8 percent over the next ten years. Are you looking to visit a new place? Why not Montenegro? Beside beautiful seaside in summer time where you can find your peace of heaven, relax and swim in stunning blue Adriatic Sea, in northern parts you can enjoy winter snow sports such as skiing and snowboarding. There are other activities as well, including scuba diving, climbing, white-water rafting on Tara River, paragliding and many more.
The monastery of Ostrog, located above the Bjelopavlic valley, is one of the most visited shrines in the Christian world. It is carved in rocks and was founded in the 17th century by Saint Basil (Sveti Vasilije Ostroški)
St. Stefan (Sveti Stefan) is certainly one of the most recognizable tourist icons of Montenegro. It is located in Budva municipality 5km (by sea, 9km by road) away from town. In 1972 it received the Pommed’Or (French: golden apple) a prize for excellence in the tourism industry awarded by FIJET, the European association of professional travel writers and journalists.
Montenegro is featured in the movie “Casino Royal,” released in 2006, starring Daniel Craig as James Bond. Brad Pitt started his Hollywood career when he acted in a movie filmed in the country in 1987.
Montenegro’s country TLD (“Top Level Domain”) for the internet, .ME, is just eight years old. It was allotted to the country on September 24, 2007. They are also sharing .ME with the rest of the world. Though .ME is used internally within the country, you can also register a domain with a .ME extension. .ME domains are very popular extension for personal websites and for people who want to register their site as “name.me.”
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