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Tivat (Serbian Cyrillic: Тиват; Italian: Teodo; Venetian: Teodo) is a coastal town 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 Mon - Sun, 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 ul. 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; one 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

See[edit]

  • Porto Montenegro - a marina for billionaires' superyachts with luxury restaurants and shops.
  • Gornja Lastva (Gornja Lastva). Small, lovely medieval village just up the hill from Tivat in the Vrmac range.
  • Ostrvo Cvijeća ("Flowers Island") - with sacred monuments.

Do[edit]

Buy[edit]

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: 11am, check-out: 11am. A locally owned family hostel and art club. With a large green garden and stunning views down to Boka Bay, it is perfectly situated 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. $70.
  • 3 Apartments Teodo, 23 Staničića, +382 69 810 655. Here is a homey place if you don't mind being away from it all. Spacious. $26.

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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