Legend says that Budva was founded by Cadmo, son of the Phoenician King Agenon, after he was expelled from Thebes.This town is considered among the oldest on the Adriatic. The open-air stage under the open sky is located inside the walls, which offers the visitor numerous spectacles in terms of: promotion of literary works, concerts and exhibitions. Budva is today a town of theatre, festivals, holidays, beautiful hotels and beaches. Perhaps the precise reason to visit the Riviera of Budva, is its rich culture and history which has lasted for 2,500 years. Great civilizations came and left these areas leaving behind deep traces so that you can feel at every corner the spirit of ancient times in the Old Town, as well as in the churches, towers, walls and ancient fortresses. Budva is considered one of the oldest settlements in the Adriatic and is for the first mentioned in the fifth century B.C. in Sophocles’s tragedy “Oikles”. There are a lot of legends about Budva, the one about Cadmos being the most famous one, whose father was Phoenician king Agenor, having been banished form Teba, with his wife Hermonia, Cadmos arrived in ox-wagon in this area and founded the town. From that moment the history of this place starts. A beautiful town was built in a small peninsula surrounded with walls grad, which resisted the conquerors for centuries. Along the Riviera of Budva there are 8 monasteries: Monastery Podlastva (14th century) is 3.5 km from Budva, behind Topliš towards Kotor. Monastery Podostrog (17th century), it is located in Podmaine at an elevation above the valley of Budva, 2 km north from the Old Town. Monastery Podmaine (18th c.) located on the north-east part of the valley of Budva heading towards Podostrog. In the very vicinity of Budva, northwards, towards south slopes of Lovcen mastiff there is Monastery Stanjevići (18 c.). Near the Kuljača village, by Budva there is Monastery Vojnići (15th c.), while at 470 m above the sea level, in the middle par of Paštrovići there is Monastery Duljevo (14th c.). Praskivca (15th c.), not far form Sveti Stefan, is the most famous political and religious center of Pastrovici tribes. Towards Petrovac in the bottom of the mountain Voštanica there is Reževići (13th c.), while towards Bar there is Monastery Gradište ( 14th c). A lot of fortresses are evidence of this brave people defending themselves from enemies and that Budva always attracted many conquerors. The most famous is Old Town Citadel built in 840. There is fortification Đurđevac above the Old Town towards Grbalj. From Cetinje towards the sea traveler can not miss seeing a beautiful fortress above the village Brajići called Kosmač, a former Austro-Hungarian fortification from the 19th century. As requirements of the people of our time is above lying in the beach and sunbathing, everything that is offered by the Riviera of Budva is a real challenge for those who want to experience adventure and acquire knowledge. Finally a traveler will take with him all those experiences and knowledge, fulfilled with the feeling of joy and satisfaction.