How do I get to Tivat?

Tivat can be reached via the Tivat International Airport located 2.5 miles away from the town center, this airport services the Montenegrin coastal towns including Tivat. The airport sees connecting flights from Belgrade, Moscow, Frankfurt, Paris, and Prague. There are rental cars and taxis available at the airport.

How do I get from the airport to my hotel?

If you have not booked a private transfer through us then you have the option of renting a car at the airport through international companies such as Avis, Hertz, and Sixt. Car rental desks can be found inside the terminal.

Taxis are available and a taxi stand can be found in front of the airport building. The journey to town is only around 10 minutes and costs around €7 to the city center.

How do I get from the bus station to my hotel?

The Tivat Bus Terminal is located around 1.34 miles away from the town center. There are many accommodations located by the bus station or a taxi stand to connect to your hotel.

How do I get around the city using public transportation?

The main form of public transportation in Tivat is buses. There are bus stops along the main road and the main bus station is located around 1.34 miles from the town center. The buses link major towns and are an affordable and reliable way to travel.

Should I rent a car in Tivat?

Renting a car while staying in Tivat is a great idea if you plan to travel around to the different cities and towns and visit the coastal areas. There is not much need for a car if only staying in Tivat as there are buses, taxis and walking available around town. The Adriatic Motorway connects Dubrovnik and Podgorica.

How do I call/hail a taxi?

Taxis are available in Tivat and can be found at the airport, outside the main bus station, hailed on the streets, or ordered by phone from your hotel.

Is Tivat a walking city?

Walking around Tivat is easily done with a compact city center and many attractions located within walking distance. Porto Montenegro is a great place for a walk with many dining options, shops, and wonderful views.

Can I ride a bike in Tivat?

There are plenty of cycling opportunities in the town of Tivat, with mountain biking tours available and over 188 cycling routes to choose from. Many of the cycling routes are hilly and some lead through the pretty coastal villages into Porto Montenegro. Riding a bike in Tivat is one of the most enjoyable ways to explore.

Is Tivat a dangerous city, is there anything I should be aware of?

Tivat is a very safe place to visit, with a low crime in the city and rarely directed towards foreigners. Petty theft and certain scams do exist, but no different to any other major city. Practice safe street smarts when out exploring and keep your valuables close when in crowded areas. Don’t wander into unlit areas at night, stick to the crowded streets, and take a taxi from your destination back to your hotel to stay safe.

What are some popular areas for shopping?

There are some great shopping opportunities to discover in Tivat with many stores located in the downtown area including clothing, footwear, jewelry, and more. There are famous designer brands available in town, and a good stretch of stores found in the center of town including modern boutiques, souvenir shops, art galleries, and handicraft shops. There is a bazaar located in the center of town with numerous stands selling all kinds of articles, there is also a green market where fresh produce is sold as well as dairy products, meats and fresh fish caught in Tivat bay.

Porto Montenegro offers open-air shopping by the marina and along the promenade with over 85 retail stores nestled along with the unique waterfront village. The port has international boutiques, shopping outlets, luxury fashion brands, and lifestyle brands with exclusive couture, jewelry, accessories, fragrances, and art.

What is the language spoken in Tivat?

The official language is spoken in Tivat Is Montenegrin, a variant of Serbo-Croatian, many people speak English especially in the service industry at hotels and restaurants, and many locals speak Italian. We recommend you get a good English-Albanian guidebook and learn the common phrases such as hello, goodbye, please, thank you, and numbers 1-10.

What is the best time to visit Tivat?

The town of Tivat boasts a Mediterranean climate with warm summers and mild winters. Tivat is considered to be the sunniest city of Boka Bay with 2,446 sunny hours during the year. The winters can be wet as this is the rainy season. The weather is great during the summer months with temperatures averaging between 77-86 degrees from May to October, the hottest months are June, July, and August, with an average maximum temperature of 89 in August. January is the coldest with the highs ranging in the mid to high 40s, December receives the most rain.

What are the beaches like in Tivat? span>

There are 17 beautiful beaches nestled along the Tivat Riviera, beachgoers can rejoice on these beaches by sunbathing, and swimming in the warm and calm Tivat Sea. Many of the beaches are backed by verdant greenery and many have lots of restaurants, cafes, bars, and shops along the beach fronts or charming promenades. A lot of accommodations can be found along the beaches along with parks, beach equipment to rent, and lots of opportunities for watersports such as sailing, water skiing, and canoeing. Here is a list of a few of the beaches to check out when visiting Tivat.

Central Beach - Gradska Plaza Tivat is located next to the botanical gardens within walking distance to the town center with free beach access. There are changing rooms and showers, and umbrellas and sun loungers are available for rent. The beach is backed by a concrete promenade with metal stairs leading to the water. There are several cafes along the promenade.

Palma - Plaza Palma is a small beach located at the hotel of the same name close to the central city beach. The beach is usually pretty busy especially during the height of the season, and a large part of the beach is dedicated to hotel guests, and there is a cafe found at the hotel for snacks and refreshments.

Plaza Belane is a small narrow pebble beach located in the center of Tivat boasting beautiful views of the harbor and the Kalimanj yacht club. There are sun loungers, and umbrellas available to rent, and a bar on site.

Visit the island of Sveti Marko situated on the south channel of Tivat Bay. A great location to sunbathe, swim, and enjoy various water sports.

The Island of Sveti Marko: It’s a touristic settlement in the chain of Club Med with houses in Tahiti Style. It’s accessible by boat.

What is the currency? Can I pay/tip in US dollars?

The currency of Montenegro is the Euro (€). You will need to exchange your currency for the Euro which can be done upon arrival at the airport currency exchange desks or banks and specialized stores called Foreign Exchange Bureaus.

What is the food like?

Tivat offers visitors a wide selection of restaurants and eateries to choose from many serving up delicious fresh fish, and seafood, Mediterranean, Montenegrin, and Boka cuisine. Seafood and fresh fish are found in abundance from Tivat Bay, made with sea fruits, and rice cooked in olive oil with small sea fruits. There are numerous fantastic restaurants located down by the sea with a few local popular ones including Galeb, Izlet, Kalimanj, Montenegro, Splendido, Bacchus, and Maestral. Montenegrin wines are found in most restaurants in town including traditional white wines like Krstac, Chardonnay, and Sauvignon or reds like Vranac, Merlot, Prokordem, and Cabernets.

The town has many Italian eateries and pizzerias serving delicious plates of pasta, and pizzas great for lunch or dinner, and many are found along the waterfront with great views of the sea. Pastry shops, bakeries, and cafes are in abundance in Tivat selling delicious freshly baked goods and hot drinks. Porto Montenegro has a very upmarket atmosphere with great restaurants and dining options most with views overlooking the bay. Prova is set on the central promenade in Tivat, shaped like a ship and a great place for breakfast, lunch, and dinner serving contemporary cuisine with great views from the rooftop areas.

What is the nightlife like?

Most of the nightlife options in Tivat are found in Porto Montenegro where the best bars and clubs are located. This elite part of town offers lavish and luxurious options to spend your evenings a lot the glistening waterfront and beautiful marinas. There is a wide range of restaurants, high-quality bars, and exciting clubs to experience in the port. It is easy to experience the various nightlife options in Tivat with the compact town easily navigable on foot. Some of the most popular establishments are Madame Coco, My Club, and The Clubhouse and Platinum in Porto Montenegro. Walking around the jetties, and marina are especially enchanting at night, where some of the best yachts in the world can be seen.

The long promenade in Tivat leads from the town marina to the ferry dock in Lepetane, another great place for an evening stroll with many waterfront bars and restaurants to stop into. Hotel Carrubba has a wonderful waterfront terrace serving drinks and meals with a view.

What should I do if I need medical assistance or need to go to the hospital?

In case of Emergency dial 112, 122 for police, 123 for fire, and 124 for an ambulance.

Hospitals: Tivat Health Center tel. 382-32-671-982