| Picture a handful of traditional Istrian rural stone houses surrounded by rolling hills, farmland and olive groves - and you will have a picture of an Istrian Village.
According to Croatian census, there are over 500 villages in Istria, historically often formed by extended family households settling close by - which is also seen from
many of Istrian vilage names such as Babici, Juricani, Radini, Lozari and so on. The average size of a village in Istria is only around 100 people.
|| Istrian villages located on or close to the coast have by now mostly merged with nearby coastal towns, and became in effect towns's suburbs. North-west Istria is not an exception to the above - there are close to fifty villages
in areas around Umag, Novigrad, Brtonigla and Buje. Featuring traditional Istrian stone house architecture, surrounded by olive groves, fertile fields and vineyards
offer an interesting alternative for your Istrian holidays and are perfect agrotourism destination.