Agrotourism in Istria
Agrotourism in Istra is a specific type of tourism where the leading motive of travelling is a return to nature.
The beginning of agritourism reach deep in history when only rich people, from towns, could afford themselves to have a vacation which most of the time was on a countryside visiting friends and family. Today the rural tourism became a modern phenomenon and even if this area is still developing it attracts more and more tourists in Croatia and in the whole World.
Agritourism represents a vacation in peaceful and greenness surroundings first of all, along with enjoying homemade gastronomic specialties. For the lovers of this type of tourism the accommodation is offered in small family run hotels, private houses, apartments and rooms surrounded with big manors, located in the inner part of the Istrian peninsula - the so called Green Istra. Such accommodation is available in the towns of Pazin, Žminj and Motovun and many other villages in their surroundings and in the centre of Istra.
Pazin it's the heart of the peninsula and represents the centre of the agritourism. Here you can find any kind of accommodation, from old stone houses in the centre of the town to manors with typical istrian houses.
Žminj is a small town that represents a typical istrian place where are offered homemade gastronomic specialties in authentic households adapted to tourism purposes and surrounded by untouched nature.
The most specific town it's for sure Motovun. It's specific for it's position. The old centre is located on the hill and makes him look like a fort. Here You can find numerous restaurants, vine cellars, apartments and rooms.
Enjoying the homemade vine and food You'll be able to feel all the gentleness of Istra and the beauty of the way of living of it's people.
The view from the apartment or room window shows marvelous olive groves, flower filled and arranged gardens and vineyards, that gives You a sense of peace and composure that You will never forget and that will make You come back over and over.
The agritourism offer in Istra it's varied because except the stay in countryside it includes the participation in rural jobs, horse ridings, cycling and extreme sports as rock climbing.
The walking, where You can enjoy in the touch with nature, in a beautiful ambience and in the numerous paths that leads You everywhere and vine paths are an ideal way of relaxing.
Agrotourism is an ideal choice for You, if of course you want to be in touch with nature and get back to history where today stress was unknown and where You could enjoy in silence and wake up with the bird twitter in the morning.