OFFICIAL VENUE OF ICMCIS 2019

Hotel Splendid Conference and SPA Resort

Bečići bb,
Budva 85310

Located in the small town of Bečići in Montenegro, Splendid Conference & SPA Resort was opened in 2006 as the first 5 stars hotel on the eastern coast of the Adriatic sea.

Hotel Splendid is situated 2 kilometers from the tourism capital of Montenegro - Budva - right at the seafront, with its own private beach.

Hotel Montenegro Beach Resort

Bečići bb,
Budva 85310

Montenegro Beach Resort 4* is located in Bečići resort – a picturesque bay with the cleanest waters, surrounded by a coniferous forest and beautiful mountains. A seaside promenade connects it with Budva, the old town, while its restaurants and nightclubs are only 2 km away.


BLOCK RESERVATIONS

Block reservations for ICMCIS 2019 participants have been made in Hotel Splendid Conference & SPA Resort (conference venue) and Hotel Montenegro Beach Resort for the period of 13-17 May 2019. For all participants of the ICMCIS 2019, the Atlantic Council of Montenegro has provided a discount for accommodation.

Hotel Splendid Conference and SPA:
Prices of accommodation with discount are:

  • BED & BREAKFAST, SINGLE ROOM – 150.00€ per room/day
  • BED & BREAKFAST, DOUBLE ROOM – 170.00€ per room/day
  • SUPPLEMENT POOL VIEW – 5.00€ per room/day
  • SUPPLEMENT SEA VIEW – 15.00€ per room/day
  • SUPPLEMENT PREMIUM VIEW – 20.00€ per room/day
  • ACCOMODATION TAX AND INSURANCE – 1.50€ per person/day

LINK FOR BOOKING
ACCESS KEY: ICMCIS19
CANCELLATION POLICY:
5 days prior to arrival – no charges
4 - 2 days prior to arrival – one night charge
1 day prior to arrival or on the day of arrival –100% charge
RESERVATION DEADLINE: April 14, 2019

Hotel Montenegro Beach Resort:
Prices of accommodation with discount are:
BED & BREAKFAST, SINGLE ROOM – 55.00€ per room/day
BED & BREAKFAST, DOUBLE ROOM – 90.00€ per room/day
LINK FOR BOOKING
ACCESS KEY: ICMCIS19
RESERVATION DEADLINE: April 14, 2019
CANCELLATION POLICY:
5 days prior to arrival – no charges
4 - 2 days prior to arrival – one night charge
1 day prior to arrival or on the day of arrival –100% charge

Other hotels:

Hotel Blue Star
11 Mainski put,
Budva 85310
Blue Star Hotel 4* is a city hotel located in the heart of Budva close to the old town and administrative offices. It is 15 km from Tivat International Airport and 70 km from Podgorica Airport. The hotel’s main restaurant serves international dishes and offers a wide variety of wines. In their café Bonjour, you are welcome to try desserts and cakes prepared daily in their own pastry.
Book a room here.

Hotel Mogren
Slovenska Obala,
Budva 85310
Hotel Mogren is an authentic city hotel categorized with 3 + *. Built in 1934, it is an undisputed tourist symbol of Budva. Located near the walls of the Old Town, it was named after the nearby beach Mogren, one of the most beautiful beaches in Budva.
The warmth that has been characterized by the ambience and the service of  Hotel "Mogren" for decades, has conquered the new visitors of Budva.
Book a room here.

Hotel Tara
Bečići bb,
85310 Budva
Situated in Budva, Hotel Tara provides a private beach area, fitness center and shared lounge. Featuring a 24-hour front desk, this property also boasts a restaurant and an outdoor pool.
Book a room here,.


TRAVEL

The best way to arrive to Budva is by taxi, either from Podgorica or Tivat airport.

DISTANCE AND PRICES:

Airport Podgorica – Budva                                                             Airport Tivat - Budva

- distance 60km                                                                                 - distance 20km

- price ~50-70 €                                                                                 - price ~30 €

 TAXI SERVICES IN PODGORICA
Tel: 00 382 67 019 702; 00 382 19 711; 00 382 19 704

TAXI SERVICES IN TIVAT
Tel: 00 382 67 254 800; 00 382 67 019 729;

TAXI SERVICES IN BUDVA
Tel: 00 382 19 555; 00 382 197 505; 00 382 19 717

*Please note that these are only approximate prices and we strongly recommend to check the price with driver before using the service.


OTHER INFORMATION

EMERGENCY NUMBER – 112

CURRENCY: Euro (€)

CLIMATE

The daytime temperature in May in Budva is usually between +25 and +30°C, and the weather is mostly sunny.

However, it may rain, so it is highly recommend to check weather forecasts before you pack, or take an umbrella with you if you want to be sure.

ABOUT BUDVA

The foundation of Budva is connected to the founder of the city of Thebes, a mythical personality and the son of the Phoenician king Agenor Cadmus. Namely, Cadmus and his wife Harmonia in their old age were exiled from Thebes and on ox- pulled vehicles they directed themselves to the land of the Enheleans – the eel people – the oldest citizens in the area of Budva, where they founded a new town BOUTHOE – Budva. According to legend, it is the oxen that gave Budva its name, (bous – Ancient Greek for ox), which brought the husband and wife, Cadmus and Harmonia, the former rulers of Thebes, to Budva.

Budva is the metropolis of Montenegrin tourism thanks to the large number of beaches that make it a most desirable tourist destination. Apart from its natural beauty – its bay islands and beaches for example – Budva is rich in historic monuments. Budva, apart from being a tourist town, is also a town of culture. Not only because of its extremely valuable historical past, but also because of the constant influences and the permeation of various cultures from the land and the sea (Hellenes, Venetians, French, Austro-Hungarians, etc). The cultural dimension of Budva has always been interwoven into the social life of the town. The authentic monuments - numerous churches, monasteries and fortresses – even today testify the past of Budva.

SIGHTSEEING IN BUDVA

The Old Town of Budva

One of the oldest settlements on the Adriaticcoast,first mentioned inthe historical records as the “Town of Illyria” more than two and a half thousand years ago,this is a place that must be visited during astay on the Budva Riviera. Throughout history, it has been a target of different conquering nations (Greeks, Romans, Slavs, Saracens, Turks, Venetians, Austro-Hungarians, French…). The Old Town presents a unique architectural and urban unity, surrounded by medieval walls, with a fortress, towers and gates. During the course of its history, the Old Town suffered the most damage in an earthquake in 1667, while the consequences of the 1979 earthquake were also severe. Original Roman columns, set into the walls of Budva’s oldest gate, can also be seen in the Old Town. The main cultural institutions include the City Museum of Budva, with its archaeological and ethnographic collections, the Modern Gallery and the memorial home of “Stefan Mitrov Ljubisa.”

The Island Sveti Stefan

A fortified village dating back to the 15th century, the island of Sveti Stefan is a uniquely atmospheric setting of cobbled lanes, handsome courtyards and serene sea views. Hand-restored stone buildings house the 50 Rooms, Cottages and Suites on the island, each one individually styled to showcase original details and to harmonise with the centuries of history that give the isle its inimitable charm. The island is operating under a 30-year lease of the Aman Resorts and is closed off to the public.

The Modern Gallery of Budva

The Modern Gallery of Budva has constantly been present on the painting art map of Montenegro since 1972. The strict requirements and criterions when selecting the exhibitors, from the very beginning of its existence, have ensured the Modern Gallery the position of a reputable gallery. The most famous names of painters, not only from Montenegro but also from the former Yugoslavia, such as: Petar Lubarda, Milo Milunović, Milan Konjović, Sava Šumanović, Peđa Milosavljević, Zlatko Prica, Edo Murtić, Filo Filipović, Cvetko Lainović, Nedeljko Gvozdenović, Nikola Graovac, Gligor Čemerski, Vojo Stanić, Srđan Vukčević, Dragan Mojović, Milan Tucović and alike, exhibited their works in it either through collective or one-men exhibitions. The “Modern Gallery” was the organizer of the 1st International Painting Art Gathering in Montenegro in 1974. It hosted numerous international artists such as: Gutuso, Tabucchi, Pigoznis, Mosjenko, Nandia, Mulen, Estruga and the others.

The City Museum of Budva

The museum in the Old Town, located in an early 19th century building, has a permanent exhibition of its archaeological and ethnographic collections, while the ground floor of the museum boasts a lapidariumfeaturing valuable stone exhibits. The archaeological collection includes the many objects discovered during archaeological excavations in Budva (Hellenic gold, different types of vases, jewellery, ornaments, tools, and cutlery, glass and clay objects, silver dishes…) of various sites dating back to the 5th century BC, which combine the cultures of the Greeks, Romans, Byzantines and Slavs in this region. Especially valuable are a pair of gold earrings and a brooch with an engraving of an eagle with a little boy in his claws, which is associated with the Greek myth of Zeus and Ganymede. The ethnographic collection includes a large number of exhibits from this region,dated between the 18th and early 20th centuries. The archaeological collection boasts over 1,200 relics and the ethnological collection of more than 450 different exhibits.

The Church of Svete Trojice

After the downfall of the Venetian Republic in 1797, Austria allowed the construction of the Church of SveteTrojice at the request of the orthodox population of Budva, supported by the Bishop of Montenegro, and its construction was finished in 1804. It has a bell loft with three bells and a dome. Its facade is decorated with a rosette above the western door. The iconostasis of this church is the work of Greek iconographers from the 19th century and possesses great artistic value.In front of the church, there is the tombstone of Stefan MitrovLjubisa, a well known author and politician, who was born in Budva.

NEARBY SIGHTSEEING WORTHY LOCATIONS:

Cetinje  (32 km) is a city and Old Royal Capital of Montenegro. It is also the historic and the secondary capital of Montenegro.

Porto Montenegro (25 km), located in the city of Tivat is the ultimate superyacht sanctuary along the Adriatic Coast.

Kotor (23 km) is a fortified town on Montenegro’s Adriatic coast. Wedged between brooding mountains and a moody corner of the bay, the achingly atmospheric Kotor is perfectly at one with its setting. Hemmed in by staunch walls snaking improbably up the surrounding slopes, the town is a medieval maze of museums, churches, cafe-strewn squares and Venetian palaces and pillories.

Perast (35 km) is an old town in the Bay of Kotor. Looking like a chunk of Venice that has floated down the Adriatic and anchored itself onto the bay, Perast hums with melancholy memories of the days when it was rich and powerful. Despite having only one main street, this tiny town boasts 16 churches and 17 formerly grand palazzos. While some are just enigmatic ruins sprouting bougainvillea and wild fig, others are caught up in the whirlwind of renovation that has hit the town.