FAZANA - LOCAL AND TOURIST INFORMATION

Fazana

A historic and picturesque centre, beaches, water sports restaurants and bars all within easy reach. Fazana villas are ideal for families wanting a destination that can offer something for all age groups.


Fazana is a gorgeous small town, full of colour and life and rich in history. There are numerous cafes and restaurants along its busy sea front looking out over the colourful array of small boats in the harbour. From here you can take a boat trip to the idyllic Brioni islands, once the summer home of Yugoslavia's President Tito. Fazana's history extends back 2000 years as it was an important economic centre in Roman times. The town is the perfect holiday destination as not only can you enjoy the picturesque centre of the old town but along the coast there are a series of excellent beaches. Villas in Fazana have the best of both worlds. You can walk from your villa to the centre of town for an evening out and are also just a few metres from the beaches where beach bars provide refreshment and, for thrill seekers, a range of water sports such as jet skis and paragliding are available.


Fazana harbour
Fazana harbour
Beach and coastal path in Fazana
Beach and coastal path in Fazana

Fazana is 8 kilometres from the centre of Pula with its museums and fine Roman amphitheatre, busy shopping streets and vibrant night life. Pula airport is just 13 kilometres distant so just a short taxi ride away.


One of the more unusual activities available in Fazana are the free course offered by the Small Fishing Academy Pilchard. Here you will learn all about fishing in the traditional way and have the opportunity to row a traditional Fazana fishing boat (batana).


Pula

Pula is the main regional town in Istria, with a good selection of restaurants and an attractive shopping area. Walk through Pula and experience old town streets and squares some of which were there even in Roman times. The stunning amphitheatre is from the first century AD and ranks the sixth largest in the world. The town centre is about 10 minutes drive from Pula airport.


Pula Amphitheatre
Pula Amphitheatre

Beaches

There are excellent beaches on the many peninsulas and bays around Pula; notable are Stoja, Veruda , Verudela and Pjesana Uvala. A little further out of town the nature reserve of Rt Karmenjak on the very tip of the Istrian pensinsula provides kilometres of unspoilt coastline and many bays or rocky headlands where you can swim in the crystal clear sea.


Bay in Premantura
Bay in Premantura
Jumping at Rt Kamenjak
Jumping at Rt Kamenjak

Brioni islands

From the town of Fazana you can take a boat trip to the islands of Brioni, another national park area and formerly the summer residence of Yugolavia's President Tito.


Brioni Islands
Brioni Islands

The Istrian coastal towns

The west coast of Istria is within easy reach. Many of the towns on this coast are communities first established in the Roman era or earlier but the dominant influence that can be seen today is Venetian. Most of the major coastal towns were under the control of the Venetian Republic during the medieval period. At the northern end of the coast the charming town of Novigrad is worth visiting; it has an attractive harbour crowded with local fishing boats and an old town surrounded by fortifications and on the outer side (away from the harbour) a lungamare (promenade) providing a pleasant walk along the coast and an ideal place to sunbathe and swim.


Buje
Buje

Further down the coast Rovinj is unquestionably the most picturesque of the medieval Venetian towns on the Adriatic. Every guide book features the colourful facades of the tightly packed houses that encircle this tiny peninsula with the cathedral of St Euphemia and its dominating 60 metre bell tower standing over the town.


Rovinj
Rovinj

Other coastal towns well documented in guide books are Porec, Umag, Vrsar and Piran in Slovenia. On the east coast of Istria, Opatija provides a contrast with its grand villas built in the 19th century for the Austro Hungarian aristocracy, a delightful lungamare (promenade) and some fine restaurants.


Central Istria

Central Istria is often compared to Tuscany. The undulating landscape with vineyards, olive groves, woodlands and river valleys is studded with numerous hilltop towns and villages, many originating from the medieval period and earlier and almost all offering spectacular vantage points over the surrounding countryside. The guide books pick out the hilltop towns of Motovun and Groznjan but there are many others worth exploring and we will provide you with our own suggestions of places off the usual tourist routes that should not be missed. These medieval settlements have charming village houses, squares and alleyways and in towns like Oprtalj and Motuvun more imposing architecture and fortifications.


Oprtalj
Oprtalj
Motovun
Motovun

To the east side of Istria the old town of Labin and the hilltop village of Gracisce are worth visiting.


Excellent wines are produced in the area and well marked wine routes lead you through charming countryside to wineries where you can sample some of the best Croatian wines. Notable are the Kozlovic and Markezic wineries.



Our Villas in Fazana


Villa Brill
Villa Brill A pretty, air-conditioned single storey villa with 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, located near Fazana. Internet connection, hedge garden, BBQ, large private pool and glimpses of the sea from the garden.
Villa Istria Modern One
Villa Istria Modern One An air-conditioned, modern, luxury villa close to beach and sea views, 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 2 sitting rooms, 2 kitchens, Jacuzzi, garden, private pool, indoor wellness rooms, BBQ, WIFI, parking, beach 150 metres
Villa Istria Modern Three
Villa Istria Modern Three An air-conditioned, modern, luxury villa close to beach and sea views, 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 2 sitting rooms, 2 kitchens, hot/tub, garden, private pool, indoor wellness, BBQ, WiFi, parking, beach 150 metres
Villa Istria Modern Two
Villa Istria Modern Two An air-conditioned, modern, luxury villa close to beach and sea views, 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 2 sitting rooms, 2 kitchens, garden, private pool, BBQ, WIFI, beach 150 metres


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