Attractions

Castle in Pazin

Castle

Looming over the chasm, Pazin’s castle is the largest and best-preserved medieval structure in all of Istria. First mentioned in AD 983, the castle has had different architectural styles added to it over the centuri…
Cave in Pazin

Pazin Chasm

Pazin’s most renowned site is undoubtedly this 100m-deep abyss, through which the Pazinčica River sinks into subterranean passages forming three underground lakes. Its shadowy depths inspired the imagination of Jule…
Winery in Central & Eastern Istria

Geržinić

This award-winning winery in the hamlet of Ohnići, 14km northeast of Poreč, has been in the same family for a century. It cultivates 10 hectares of vineyards producing a range of varieties (chardonnay, teran, syrah …
Castle in Svetvinčenat

Morosini-Grimani Castle

The northern part of the main square is occupied by this beautiful 13th-century fortified palace. Its present appearance, including its towers, are a legacy of a Venetian makeover in the 16th century. In summertime,…
Winery in Momjan

Kozlović

The setting, down in a verdant valley by a bubbling river, and the striking architecture of its tasting room make this Istria's most impressive winery to visit. Various 'wine experiences' are on offer, including tas…
Village in Hum

Kotli

Don't miss this almost-abandoned village, 2.5km off the road to Roč. It's set on a stream which all but dries up in summer, but at other times bubbles through a series of shallow hollows, perfect for swimming in. Ov…
Museum in Motovun

Motovun: A History in Motion

Tucked away in a courtyard of the Hotel Kaštel, this small museum has interesting displays on the legendary giant of Motovun Forest, the grim lot of the local peasants forced to work as rowers on Venetian galleons, …
Church in Hum

St Jerome's Chapel

Positioned in a cemetery just outside the town walls, this little 12th-century Romanesque chapel still has the remains of its original frescoes on the walls, along with graffiti in the archaic Glagolitic script dati…
Landmark in Hum

Glagolitic Alley

The road from Roč to Hum has been dubbed Glagolitic Alley in reference to a series of 11 sculptures placed alongside it, commemorating the area’s importance as a centre of the Glagolitic alphabet (an archaic Slavic …
Beach in Labin & Rabac

Plaža Girandella

Rabac's best beach is this series of pebbly coves in front of the immense Valamar Girandella resort complex. It's well maintained by the resort, but most of it is open to nonguests. Some areas are designated for fam…