NEARBY ATRACTIONS - WHERE TO GO
BRIJUNI / BRIONI ISLANDS - NATIONAL PARK
Brijuni island group consists of 14 large and small islands that were, for their beauty, in the year 1983 proclaimed a national park and a remembrance area. They are famous for its very mild climate and rich vegetation; in the national park area there are many tropical plants that create beautiful boulevards, parks and gardens. Brijuni are a very important seasonal habitat of the northern birds population and extremely humid area with three swampy lakes, enclosed in order to create an ornithological nature reserve. It is the island of exceptional history, beautiful nature and unreal silence and it was a presidential residence for years. It was residence of former Yugoslav president Tito. It is reachable by boat.
KAMENJAK - PARK OF NATURE
Kamenjak is located in the south of Istria, as part of Premantura, which is located just 10 kilometers from Pula. From Premantura to Kamenjak can be reached by car, bike or boat. The entrance to the area of protected landscape will be charged for vehicles, while the entrance for cyclists and pedestrians is free.
Distance: 16 km; 30 minutes by car
CITY OF PULA - CAPITAL OF ISTRIA
Pula is the largest city in Istria County, situated at the southern tip of the Istria peninsula, with a population of aprox. 60.000 habitants. Like the rest of the region, it is known for its mild climate, smooth sea, and unspoiled nature. The city has a long tradition of winemaking, fishing, shipbuilding, and tourism. It has also been Istria's administrative centre since ancient Roman times.
Definitly worth a visit.
Distance: 10 km; 15 minutes by car
HUM - SMALLEST TOWN IN THE WORLD
in Croatia is known as the smallest town in the world, which is why it is one of the most attractive Istrian excursionist destinations.
Hum is located near Roč, deep in the hinterland of the Istrian peninsula. These two towns are connected with a joint history and culture, and now with the Glagolitic Alley. Hum’s history starts in the earl medieval age, and the fact that the town is completely surrounded with old walls and that there was not much construction outside of them is especially interesting. Entire Hum is actually a monument.
Distance: 80 km; 1 hour by car
is an ancient hill village that was severely depopulated during the Italian exodus after World War II. In the 1970s many of this abandoned properties were offered to artists and musicians as studios. There’s also a summer school for young musicians. Indeed high summer is the best time to come, when most of the artists are in residence and a smattering of galleries open their doors. Outside this time, Grožnjan can be exceedingly quiet, but it’s an undeniably attractive spot, with its jumble of shuttered houses made from honey-brown stone, covered in creeping plants.
Distance: 90 km; 1hour 5 minutes by car
Istralandia is a water park located in Brtonigla municipality, Istria County, Croatia. Opened for visitors in June 2014, it is the first Croatian water park. It is located not far from the road that leads from Novigrad to Nova Vas.
Istralandia water park covers the area of 80,000 m2 (860,000 sq ft). It features a 2,500 m2 (27,000 sq ft) wave pool, the largest in the Mediterranean, and 20 water slides with the total length of 1.2 km.
Distance: 80 km; 55 minutes by car
PIRAN/PIRANO - SLOVENIA
Piran is the old port city in Slovenian Istra. The city is bilingual, Italian and Slovenian. It is situated in the cape of the Piran peninsula. Piran has kept its medieval appearance with narrow streets and closely built houses, which gives it a typical Mediterranean character and special charm. On a hill above the houses is the church of Saint George with a high tower, and many paintings and artwork inside. Piran has been settles since before Roman times. Today Piran is an administrative and tourist center, which attracts both local and foreign visitors. Some of the most fascinating sites in Piran include Tartini Square, the Town Palace, the Tartini Monument, Tartini House, special stone columns for flags, the Court Palace, the May 1 Square, also known as the Old Square, and the old town wall, composed of three walls from different periods in time. In the city center is the Aquarium which was established in 1964. The Promenade is along the coast and offers many restaurants with a wide variety of local foods and drinks. Strongly recomended. Worth a visit.
We have also two apartments in Piran for renting. For informations and booking call +386 40 670 980
Distance: 102 km, 1hour 15 minutes by car.