Make a holiday villa in Karojba your home away from home
This tiny village less than 20km north-west of Pazin is one of the places that provide holiday accommodation to tourists arriving for an Istrian adventure. While here visitors will benefit from peaceful recline in a quiet, serene corner of Croatia as well as scenic views of the wild Istria landscape. They will also have a top-notch eatery at their disposal which they will want to frequent regularly as ready meals are not provided in the self-catering villas in Karojba provided by HomeAway. Nevertheless holidaymakers will find many handy facilities in their holiday homes that will please them including swimming pools to curb the summer heat and barbecues for outdoor family meals. They will also be happy with the Internet access provided in some of these rental villas and the fact that some of them are within easy reach of golfing facilities.
Things to do
-Food and drink: One of the restaurants visitors will find themselves returning to over and over during their stay is the simply named Tikel. This eatery wins platitudes first of all for its strategic location in the midst of lush vineyards and the stunning vantage point it provides over Motovun. All the dishes served are made with organic ingredients fresh from the farm. They are not only tasty but very reasonably priced.
-Wine tours: As mentioned above, the village is covered in green vineyards and the beauty is that visitors can take tours of these plantations and thereafter get to sample the local wines made as a result. They can have a nice traditional meal to go with the wine and buy some bottles to continue the party in their Karojba holiday homes.
-Hiking/biking: Istria’s beautiful green landscape is ripe for exploring and there are few better ways of traversing the hilly forests and picturesque coastline than on two feet or two wheels. Visitors will love drinking in the clean countryside air scented by ripening grapes and olive trees. Bike tours arranged by various companies will also take them through medieval towns; from the nearby Motovun to the more distant Porec, Pula and Rovinj.
-Boat trips: A number of the holiday homes in Karojba will put tourists just minutes away from the Adriatic Sea’s marinas and harbours from where they can charter boats or yachts to take them on cruises to nearby islands. There are few better ways to savour the delicious seascapes here.
-Water sports: While in the vicinity of the Adriatic, visitors should not complete their stay in Karojba holiday villas without exploring the sea’s diverse marine life. There are a number of diving centres and associations from which tourists can hire gear and get taken through the paces if they’re novices at diving.
Weather in Karojba
Like most of the locations in the Istria region, Karojba experiences excellent Mediterranean weather which means long periods of sunshine throughout the year. Holidaymakers begin arriving at holiday homes in Karojba in April when temperature averages are 17°C and the numbers keep increasing as summer approaches. By the time we’re experiencing the 30+ temperatures of July and August, visitors are numerous and getting holiday accommodation in Karojba is a bit challenging. During this time the weather is perfect and there is hardly any rainfall. In September and the months that follow temperatures inevitably drop and by December average highs are at just 10°C.
Travel to Karojba
A good number of Karojba’s visitors from abroad come in either through Croatia’s main airport, Pleso, which is in Zagreb or Pula, the main gateway into the Istria region. Using the latter is generally easier although some visitors would want to tour Zagreb and other areas of Croatia before heading to their Karojba holiday homes. Visitors from beyond Europe should arrange for a flight into Pleso Airport as this facility handles traffic from such locations. Those travelling from other European cities can easily find seasonal flights into Pula. There is a shuttle that operates every one hour 15 minutes from the airport to Pula town. From here visitors can get to Karojba by bus aboard Pulapromet or Autotrans. Taxi is the alternative and this can prove quite expensive.