Hidden Istria

 

In this excursion, we take you to the less known places in Istria, beautiful but not on the main tourist routes. It’s recommended for people who like nature and adventures.

  • Tondolon and the Church of St. Peter – The Vigilant Church are on the very edge of the rock below where a fugitive rescued his head by hiding from the pursuit. He promised that he would make a church there if he survived.
  • St.Foška is a Romanesque church from the 10th century, a place considered to have healing powers. Istrian Kažuni are located in the vicinity of typical Istrian country houses, built in the drywall technique.
  • Beram is a small place with a continuity of life from the Iron Age. There is also the church of St. Mary in the rock with the most beautiful Istrian frescoes, including the Dance of the Dead, a work by Vincent from Kastav.
  • Bay Blaz is a spring of drinking water and a place of idyllic beauty. In the past, there were mills all around. During the Second World War, due to participation in the resistance movement, the local residents were displaced and the mills were destroyed.
  • Kotle, the small village also known for mills, was extremely important for the life of the local population. Today it’s one of the favorite excursion destinations in Istria.
  • Roč and Hum are two small villages in northern Istria. They are well known for the Glagolitic Alley among them. That Alley has a huge importance for the preservation of Glagolitic scripts (old Slavic script) in Istria. Therefore, on the road from Roč to Hum, there are letter monuments – the Glagolitic alphabet.
  • Pirate Cave – Lim Channel – the natural cave located nearby the small village Morgani, which is interesting because of its connection with a legend of the famous pirate from the Caribbean. It has nothing to do with historical facts but is beautifully decorated in a pirate style and worth visiting especially with children.