Tivat is said to be the sunniest town on the Bay of Kotor, and with over 240 days of sunshine each year it certainly lives up to the claim. Temperatures rarely drop below 15°C thanks to the mild Mediterranean type climate, so Tivat is an excellent choice at any time of year.
Travellers will find Tivat less expensive and less crowded from March to May, but public holidays like Labour Day on May 1st and Independence Day on May 15th mark the start of the summer season and prices increase accordingly.
The months of May to September are busiest and events like Summer Fest and the Regatta of a Thousand Islands which terminates at the Porto Montenegro Yacht Club in Tivat in September bring in hundreds of visitors. School holiday times are also busy, and Christmas and New Year are popular with families and those who want to enjoy a winter sun break. During these periods visitors should expect flights to Tivat and accommodation to be at its most expensive.
The cheapest time to visit Tivat is likely to be from October to mid-December when it is less busy in the town and before the festive season visitors arrive. It's still mild and pleasant, and there is an increased possibility of finding cheap flights to Tivat and discounted accommodation rates.
There are dozens of reasons why visitors take flights to Tivat, a beautiful town on Montenegro's Bay of Kotor, for a holiday or break. Spectacular scenery, a magnificent natural marina filled with luxury yachts, local landmarks and attractions and lots of exciting outdoor activities are just a few.
Tivat is one of the youngest cities in the Boka region, and it's the perfect choice for beach lovers. Plavi Horizonti is one of the most beautiful sandy beaches on the Bay of Kotor and the setting is enhanced by the shimmering waters of the Adriatic Sea and the verdant slopes of Vrmac in the background. The beach at Sveti Marko Island is also an excellent choice and it can be easily reached by boat from Tivat. The town is incredibly popular with water sports fans and swimming, windsurfing and jet skiing are among the many activities you can enjoy.
Tivat is one of the most important sailing centres on the Adriatic and its luxury marina and exceptional facilities attract visitors from all over the globe. If you enjoy sailing, why not take a boat trip to Ostrvo Cvijeća? The 'island of flowers' is exquisite, and there are several sacred monuments that will interest history enthusiasts. Be sure to visit the Renaissance summer house, Boca in the heart of Tivat which is a wonderful example of traditional architecture.
The medieval village of Gornja Lastva sits on the slopes above Tivat at a height of 984 feet (300m) and boasts traditional houses and fabulous views over the sea. Tivat is within easy reach of the nightlife and clubs of Herceg Novi which is only 10 miles (16 km) from the town, while the busy resort of Budva is just 50 miles (80 km) away. Plan a day trip to Croatia to explore the spectacular scenery and historic attractions of Dubrovnik, or simply relax in Tivat; surely one of the most relaxing and beautiful resorts in the Balkans.
Getting around Montenegro
Walking is the easiest way to get around Tivat, but taxis are available if you want to make the trip up to Gornja Lastva or take a drive to Herceg Novi. There are also ferries and charter boats should you wish to visit the islands near Tivat.
Getting from the Airport to the City
Travellers who take a flight to Tivat Airport (TIV) will find the centre of town just 2 miles (3 km) away. There are car rental outlets at the airport if you wish to drive. There are also plenty of taxis available to make the short trip into Tivat, and you can book them in advance by telephone. Fares are set at a standard rate, but do check before setting off.
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