Another famous and favourite resort, with many historical buildings; Romanesque, Renaissance and Baroque architecture. An interesting and endearing town, reportedly one of the most romantic and picturesque cities on the Adriatic coast, can be reached by boat, car or bus.
Head down to the harbour, walk the narrow, winding and cobbled streets to find shops selling paintings of local landscapes, jewellery, home made olive oil, wine and Istria’s finest gourmet jewel; truffels.
You will be amazed by the significant cultural and historical heritage in the tiny winding passageways, steep stair cases and the original stone pavements of the city together with the monuments, museums, galleries and exhibitions. The church of St Euphemia sits proudly on the edge of the large piazza where you can sit and take in the harbour with its small fishing boats and luxury yachts.
An abundance of bars and caffes around the piazza will sate every appetite however, walk a few hundred yards in any direction down the winding streets and you’ll find the tiny and amazing reasonably priced restaurants overlooking the clear blue seas – romantic, picturesque and it’s like finding your own little secret.
A variety of hotels and apartments are available only minutes from the centre of town, the stunning rugged coastline and the harbour. From here you can hop on a boat to the nearby Red Island, made up of two little Islands, St Andrews and Maskin and see over 180 plants from around the world. Visit the remains of the central part of the Benedictine church (6th century) which was later renovated by the Francicans (15th century) and today houses a small nautical museum.
There is wide range of sporting activities both on land and in the sea to keep everyone entertained or you might just want to wander around and find your own secluded beach on which to sunbathe or swim in the warm blue seas.