Liznjan travel guide
Villas here have shops and restaurants within easy reach, sandy beaches, beach bars and grills and quieter beaches away from the crowds.
Liznjan is located at the southern end of the Istrian peninsula about 15 minutes drive from Pula
and Pula airport
. Liznjan is a charming agricultural and fishing village about one kilometre from the coast. The village has several small shops providing a wide range of groceries as well as fresh bread and vegetables. There are several restaurants and cafe/bar. The tourist trade is restricted mainly to bed and breakfast and private apartments rental. The neighbouring village of Medulin
(less than 2 kilometres distant) has a much more extensive tourist trade with several hotels and a wider range of shops, bars and restaurants. A number of activities are available locally including tennis and riding. There are well market cycle routes and some delightful country and coastal footpaths.
There are scuba diving schools in Pula and Medulin
has a summer film festival and regular concerts (pop and classical) in the atmospheric Roman arena in Pula. Nightclubs can be found in the neighbouring village of Medulin and in Pula.
Local restaurants in Liznjan and Medulin offer a varied menu including excellent seafood whilst in Pula
there are several restaurants offering first class cuisine and fine wines.
There are many delightful spots to swim around Liznjan Bay. In the bay below the village there is a popular swimming area for families with children as it has sheltered shallow water and a sandy bottom. A short walk or drive around the bay will bring you to many other swimming areas; one with a grove of pine trees providing shade from the midday sun and another with an ancient stone quay offering a good spot for jumping and diving into the water. Other stretches of coastline that can be reached only by farm tracks (we will give you directions) will take you to more secluded shingle bays with crystal clear water which are perfect for relaxing, swimming and snorkelling.The small island of Levan which is just a few hundred metres offshore has a wonderful golden sandy beach and a couple of beach bar/restaurants serving drinks and freshly grilled fish and meat; a taxi boat can take you from the mainland to the beach. In nearby Medulin
there is a sheltered sandy bay with very shallow water that is ideal for young children. The rocky promontory of Rt Kamenjak (the tip of Istria is a national park and offers a great choice of beaches.