Beautifully appointed 2 bedroom air conditioned 3 storey self catering Istrian stone cottage set in lovely rural location between Istria's tourist mecca Porec and the rolling hills of 'The New Tuscany'. Ask for our QuickTime movie.
Views over vineyards and olive groves in this tiny hamlet 5km from Istria's main tourist destination.
Enclosed garden with olive tree and locking gate. Covered patio area with garden furniture. First floor bedroom also has a terrace with fine views of the surrounding vineyards and farmland.
10 minutes from Porec & resorts Plava Laguna (Blue Lagoon), Zelena Laguna (Green lagoon) and Bijela Uvala (White Bay). Waterskiing, windsurfing, scuba diving, boat & bike hire available. Pula, home to Europe's 3rd largest amphitheatre and gateway to stunning Brijuni Islands (where you will find Tito's palace, a safari park and a unique golf course) is just 40 minutes away.
Local Amenities: All facilities, supermarkets, banks, ATMs, travel agencies etc available in Porec. Local restaurants serve wonderful food with a strong Italian influence, great Pizzas and pastas, as well as sea food caught daily and very drinkable local wines.
Don't miss the Istrian truffles with steak or fusilli, Prsut (the local dried ham), sheep’s cheese, wild boar with pasta, and raw fish gaspaccio.
Croatians seem to excel at all sports, illustrated by Russia WC 2018, and local hotels offer excellent facilities, many with tennis centres with indoor and outdoor courts. At the Hotel Diamant there is a superb 'Wellness Centre', with gym, pools, sauna, steam room, treatments etc.
The beaches in Istria tend to be pebbly, rather than sandy, with a few exceptions. There are purpose built paved platforms with steps down all along the water's edge, which are ideal for sunbathing, particularly if you don't like getting sand everywhere! The Adriatic is one of the cleanest seas anywhere, winning praise from Jacques Cousteau as one of the most beautiful seas he had ever dived in.
Getting there: Low cost daily scheduled flights from Stansted, to Pula (40 mins from house) and Trieste (around 90 mins). EasyJet and Whizzair fly Luton to Ljubljana (90 mins) and EasyJet now fly Gatwick to Pula.
Other carriers have cheap charter flights to Pula and Rijeka. Scheduled flights also available. Car hire available at all airports.
Feel free to call Mike or Ria for help finding flights and car-hire.