Budva – Trademark of Montenegrin tourism, meeting point of world and domestic jet set, luxury and simplicity that leaves no one calm place that awakens nostalgia for times gone by – is the first association to elite town – hotel “Sveti Stefan”.
Hotel that for decades occupy attention of the most choosy tourist clients in the world is unique building, popular “saint”, despite large competition is still at top of elite tourism.
HTP “Budvanska Rivijera” made effort also this year that give to all guests of this hotel pleasant stay, service, discretion and first of all, hospitality that is famous for decades.
Not every day scenery, with high stone wall surrounding it, once a fishermen settlement – Island Sveti Stefan now represents one of the loveliest parts of Budva Riviera.
Unique historic island with 118 villas that kept Medieval architecture, connected by narrow stone paved streets.
Once a fortress of Pastrovici, people who inhabit this region at walls of Sveti Stefan even today there are gun points that this brave people used in fight against enemies.
For its good position, Sveti Stefan was trading and transport center.
The inhabitance starts to lose its importance at the end of the 19th century when population, mainly fishermen, started to move away.
Forced by hard life and shortages they left it in search for better life and went to Constantinople and later to America and far Australia.
Stone town expected WWII empty and is fully resettled in 1955 when the island was completely adapted and turned into the most unusual town – hotel in the world.
Streets, walls, roofs and facades of the houses kept original shape and interior got the most modern hotel comfort.
Thanks to idea of eminent Montenegrin painters as Lubarda and Milunovic, town – hotel received its first guests forty years ago.
Located at rocky peninsula that is connected to mainland with sandy isthmus, this exclusive hotel, tourist rarity recognized in the world became preferable vacation place of domestic and world jet – set.
At popular “saint” stayed famous personalities and statesmen from all over the world.
Among them was legendary La Pasionaria, numerous Soviet Marshals – Timosenko, Grecko, Kiriljenko and Jakubovski.
Of the famous writers there were Malro, Moravia, Soviet Cosmonauts lead by Gagarin, Celebrity Greek composer Mikis Teodorakis and film stars Sofia Loren, Monica Viti, Marina Vladi, Kirk Douglas, Sergej Bondarcuk, Silvester Stalone and chess champions Robert Fisher and Boris Spaski.