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Tivat[dead link] (Serbian Cyrillic: Тиват; Italian: Teodo; Venetian: Teodo) is a coastal town of 9,400 people (2011) in Montenegro in the Bay of Kotor.

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

By boat[edit]

Although its website is still online and showing a schedule, the solar-powered ferry Bella Boka that used to connect Tivat with Herceg Novi no longer runs.

By bus[edit]

From Kotor[edit]

Local bus operator Blue Line has a regular service (at least in high season) operating daily, starting at Kamp (Dobrota) in the northern suburbs of Kotor, passing by the old town and continuing via Prčanj towards Tivat; the final stop is at bb Palih Boraca.

There is one bus per hour. Although a schedule exists, in high season, the bus might be anything from punctual – one's best bet for this are the early morning hours – up to well over one hour behind schedule, due to the massive traffic that also affects the one-lane road around the Vrmac range.

Only a few proper bus stops exist in Kotor and also Tivat; on most of the route though, one can stand anywhere on the roadside, signal the bus to stop and get on board. As of 2022, a ticket costs €1.50; you must pay the driver directly when boarding.

From further afield[edit]

  • 2 Autobuska stanica (Bus station), Bonići I, +382 67 617 650. 07:00-21:30. Intercity buses from destinations outside the Bay of Kotor (such as Budva) will arrive here.

By car[edit]

By the Adriatic Motorway, connecting Dubrovnik and Podgorica.

Get around[edit]

Map of Tivat

The town centre is small enough to get around on foot.

A few local bus lines without numbers depart from 1 bb Palih Boraca, opposite Hotel Magnolia Place. Their destination is written on a sign in the windscreen. A ticket for a destination within Tivat municipality costs €1.

See[edit]

  • Porto Montenegro - a marina for billionaires' superyachts with luxury restaurants and shops.
  • 1 Gornja Lastva (Gornja Lastva). Small, lovely medieval village just up the hill from Tivat in the Vrmac range.
  • 2 Ostrvo cvijeća (Flowers Island). Small island with sacred monuments, connected to mainland by a bridge. Prevlaka Island (Q886246) on Wikidata Island of Flowers on Wikipedia

Do[edit]

  • 2 Turistička Organizacija Tivat (Tourist information), bb Palih Boraca 21, +382 326 601 65. M-F 07:00-20:00, Sa Su 08:00 - 14:00. A small office where the staff is more concerned with collecting the tourist tax than providing helpful information.
  • Boat tours to Kotor, Herceg Novi and other destinations are offered at the main port. Most are large boats than can hold a few dozen people.

Buy[edit]

Given the clientele, everything in Tivat tends to be on the expensive side.

Eat[edit]

Budget[edit]

In the city centre[edit]

  • 1 Buregdzinica "AS", bb Palih Boraca.

Near the city centre[edit]

  • 2 Sidro.

Mid-range[edit]

  • 3 Big Ben (Биг Бен), 21 Šetalište Seljanovo, Tivat. Daily 07:00-01:00. Beachfront pizzeria and restaurant, nice in fine weather when you can eat outside.
  • 4 One (Jedan), Porto Montenegro Marina, +382 67 486 045. Daily 08:30-01:00. Med style food, gets good reviews for food, service and ambiance.
  • 5 Pizzeria KLM. Daily 07:00-00:00. Lounge bar and pizzeria, no sea view gives prices the edge.

Splurge[edit]

Drink[edit]

Sleep[edit]

  • 1 Hostel Anton, Mazina BB, +382 69261182. Check-in: 11:00, check-out: 11:00. A locally owned family hostel and art club. With a large green garden and stunning views down to Boka Bay, it sits between the mountains and the sea for those who like an independent atmosphere. Live music, dinners and a relaxing yet vibrant atmosphere. From €11 per night.
  • 2 Hotel Astoria, 15 Marshal Tito Coast, +382 32 662 192. Here you get some really swank views of the bay from your room and the dining hall. Plus you can wake up to a complimentary breakfast. €100. Hotel Astoria (Q112018867) on Wikidata
  • 3 Apartments Teodo, 23 Staničića, +382 69 810 655. Here is a homey place in a quiet backstreet but still very close to the town center. €30.

Connect[edit]

A free WiFi network with the name "Tivat - no stress zone" is available at the 3 main port (south of Porto Montenegro), and possibly other locations around town.

Go next[edit]

  • Kotor is a charming old walled port nearby. Come in the evening when the day-trippers have gone home.
  • Perast in the Bay of Kotor is an attractive small village.
  • Podgorica, Montenegro's capital, is mostly modern but with a small old quarter.
  • Dubrovnik in Croatia is a must-see, but it's very touristy.



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