Welcome to Gračišće

Gračišće, 7km southeast of Pazin, is a sleepy medieval town surrounded by rolling hills, and is one of Istria’s well-kept secrets. Its collection of ancient buildings includes the 15th-century Venetian-Gothic Salamon Palace, the Romanesque Church of St Euphemia, and the Church of St Mary from 1425.Most of these buildings are unrestored (although some work is being done). You won’t need more than 30 minutes to circle... Read More

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Day-Tour Around Medieval Istria

Meet your local guide on the pick-up point, board the air-conditioned coach and head to the first location of your trip - Pazin. It is a city with traces of human life dating back to 1500 BC. It's rich history and the fascinating Pazin abyss will keep you there for about an hour. Your next stop on the tour will be the city of Gračišće, a magical small place with amazing architecture and numerous traces of Templar presence. After sightseeing you will visit a local tavern where a traditional lunch with wine will be served.After lunch you will head to the next stop of the tour - the Kršan village. There you will visit fascinating ruins of an abandoned medieval castle that was once the center of east-istrian coast. After sightseeing you will head to the last stop of this tour, the city of Labin. It is a picturesque town situated on a hill 320 meters high and approximately 3 kilometers from the sea. It has been, by all accounts, inhabited since 2000 BC. Its old name Albona or Alvona has Illyrian Celtic origin which, according to historians, in Celtic language means 'city on the hill'. Besides sightseeing you will visit a 500 years old palace which is still a home to the noble family that built it. They are the producers of one of the best olive oils you can find in Istria and you will have a chance to taste it while visiting their rich art collection. After Labin the tour is over and you will head back to the pick-up point.