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Villas in Rasa Estuary

Villas in Rasa Estuary

Totally unspoilt natural scenery along the shores of this wide estuary with beaches, bays and rocky inlets - great place for wild swimming

Rasa Estuary is a green valley by the sea, with Rasa town slightly inland. Interestingly, Rasa is the newest Istrian town developed around the coal mines in 1930ies, to house the miners and their families. and boasts specific modernist architecture built between the two world wars- a unique cultural sight these days. St Barbara's church is built like an upturned coal cart, and the bell tower resembles a miner's lamp. All that is in the past, now you have pristine beaches, sun and relaxation.

Rasa Estuary travel guide

Totally unspoilt natural scenery along the shores of this wide estuary with beaches, bays and rocky inlets - great place for wild swimming
The Rasa Estuary on the east coast of the Istrian Peninsula is a deep inlet which divides into many smaller bays and sheltered coves. Geologically it is drowned river valley and with its steep sides and winding course the estuary is of great natural beauty. There is very little development along the shoreline of the estuary. The only communities on the estuary are Luka Krnica, a small village at the end of a deep inlet at the entrance to the estuary, and Trget, a hamlet on the shore deep into the estuary. There are many delightful and peaceful bays and beaches which can be reached by local farm tracks or by boat. Barban, the small town about 5km inland from the head of the estuary is a picturesque, Medieval fortified settlement rich in antique monuments and curiosities.The village of Raklj, on high ground about 1km inland from the estuary is famous for its quarries and stonemasons.


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