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Kastel-Buje is a great base from which to explore Croatia’s Umag-Novigrad region in the Istria locality. Those who book holiday homes here can expect to explore beautiful medieval towns with their typical ancient stone architecture and narrow streets as well as participate in ancient traditions such as the weekly markets. They can also sharpen their appetites in anticipation of sumptuous Istrian cuisine prepared after centuries-old methods. The warmth and hospitality of the people of Istria is well documented. As they experience these new sights and sounds, holidaymakers can rely on HomeAway to provide them with luxurious holiday accommodation in Kastel-Buje that will match their needs to a t. Among their offerings are modern villas built in traditional Istrian styling and holiday homes that are but minutes away from the sea. Facilities such as barbecues and Internet access will ensure guests feel right at home.
-Food and drink: Residents of holiday rentals in Kastel-Buje can feast on finger-licking fish dishes prepared by the expert chefs at the Marina Restaurant whenever they visit the nearby town of Novigrad. Other than perfectly prepared fresh fish, their desserts are to die for, as are the wines on offer. The level of service here is simply outstanding. This area also has its share of ‘konobas’ where traditional Istrian specialities are served.
-Museums: Also in Novigrad is the renowned K.u.K Marinemuseum where visitors will find a wealth of exhibits that tell the story of Novigrad’s long history as a fishing and seafaring locality. Among the items on display are an extensive collection of ship models, nautical instruments, charts and flags. Souvenirs collected by the sailors of yore are also exhibited here. World War 1 ships are showcased in this museum as well.
-Boat trips: Visitors to Istria can embark on day trips to Venice aboard luxury boats from the harbours of Novigrad, Porec or Rovinj. This trip normally takes about two hours and on arrival, holidaymakers will be able to take a tour of this beautiful Italian city and even dine on classic Italian cuisine in fine Venetian restaurants.
-Caves: The Baredine Cave, not far from Porec, is one of the most fascinating geological features Croatia has to offer. Visitors will descend over 100m below the surface to enter this cave and see the magnificent stalactites and stalagmites jutting from its ceiling and floor. Apart from the 5 fascinating chambers of this cave, visitors will get to see some rare species of fauna.
-Outdoor activity: There is plenty in Istria to keep the adrenaline junkie occupied. With the sea in close proximity, holidaymakers can swim in the waters or explore the world underneath them with a spot of snorkelling or scuba diving. Sea kayaking is another fun way of exerting oneself while on holiday here. Thereafter they can retreat to their cosy holiday apartment in Kastel-Buje to partake of their well-earned rest.
Buje’s weather is temperate, mildly Mediterranean. It is quite warm through the year but it is not as hot as other Mediterranean locations. Nevertheless, May sees temperatures slightly above 20°C on average and the warmth keep increasing until average highs of 29°C are reached in August. It is during the latter month that most of Istria’s visitors arrive and most of them book holiday homes in Kastel-Buje at this time. In September temperatures start to decline, dropping to 24°C averages before plummeting further as winter arrives in November. The lowest temperatures are seen in January which averages 8°C.
Like other visitors to Istria, those eyeing a stay in Kastel-Buje holiday rentals will arrive in Croatia through the Pula Airport. Most low-cost airlines have scheduled flights during summer to this airport from London, Brussels, Paris and other European cities. At the terminal building of this facility visitors will find taxis as well as the shuttle that goes to Pula town. Visitors could alternatively make use of Trieste Airport in Italy. On arrival there they will get a bus that travels to Umag, Novigrad and Buje.