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HISTORY OF BUDVA

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old Budva

BUDVA is considered one of the oldest settlements on the Adriatic coast in our country. In Sophocles's tragedy Oicles, V century BC, is mentioned town Illyri. According to the legend, Kadmo, the son of Phoenician king Agenor, the ruler of the Illyrians, founded the city of Budva. He was exiled from Thebes and together with his wife Harmonia he came into this region on the team of oxen, ox in Greece is bous from which the word Budva is derived.
Then the ancient Greeks came to this area and after them the Romans. After the ruin of Roman Empire and its dividing into the East and West the border passed near Budva. In the second half of the 6 th century Slaves inhabited this area. In the first part of the 12 th century Budva became a part of Doclea and later of Byzantium. Towards the end of the 14 th century Budva was under the rule of Balsici after that under the rule of Crnojevici, Venice and Turks.

Budva was always a target for conquerors. It was conquered by Austrians, France and again by Austria. The occupation lasted for 100 years.

Budva has also brought up many outstanding men such as Stjepan Mitrov Ljubisa, Marko Gregovic,...




 

 

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