(1) Did you know that the cave Baredine is a protected geomorphologic nature reserve and that it is situated in the vicinity of the town of Nova Vas, near Porec? The cave is 132 meters deep and on its bottom are underground lakes which can sometimes be up to 30 meters deep. As regards [...]
What is it that is so mystic and attractive in an underground, at first sight awkward plant looking like potato, that the people are willing to spend a fortune and proclaim it „king of the gastronomy“? Which one is better – the white one or the black one? What exactly are truffles in the culinary [...]
We have added 9 new photographs (Porec) on the Valamar channel on flickr.
The inhabitants of Porec, respectively the whole region around the town of Porec, the so-called Poreština, have through the entire history, until the beginnings of tourism development, lived solely from farming and fishery. Today, the situation is completely different, and tourism is the main activity. And this is how it all actually started:
When Lloyd’s (Austrian [...]
We have entered into the second half of October, during which we have prepared many new offers. Today we have a special surprise that is connected to Dubrovnik and scuba diving. Namely, until the end of October all fans of scuba diving can in peace explore the beauties of the undersea in the local waters [...]
We have added 9 new photographs (Rabac) on the Valamar channel on flickr.
In the last post we wrote that Istria is the most northern area where you can find olives growing. Due to its ideal geographic position and all other factors connected to processing olives and oil production that influence its quality, Istria is slowly, but safely establishing itself as the top “olive destination”. Olive-oil routes of [...]
(1) Did you know that, just as it was in case of Istrian Malvasia, and we have written about it in previous posts, olives too came to Istria in the ancient times, and it is presumed that it was brought by the old Greek and Phoenicians.
Istrian olive oil has a long history, and when talking [...]
Video surveillance, laser beams, heavily armed people in uniforms or, in two words… general chaos! That is how one can describe, in short, the scenes you could have witnessed ten days ago on the streets of the usually quiet, picturesque Mediterranean town of Dubrovnik (Croatia). The reason for all that was setting up of the [...]
As usual, this week we bring you the Last minute offer for our three objects in Porec and Rabac.
- First offer refers to the Valamar Rubin Hotel*** in Porec, incl. accomodation in single and double bedroom with half-board (breakfast and supper). The offer is valid from October 12th until October 20st, and the price starts [...]
We have added 12 new photographs (Dubrovnik) on the Valamar channel on flickr.
In the last three months we have in our posts addressed mostly the coastal area/part of Istria, especially Porec, where most of our facilities are situated. The time has come to tell you more about the Istrian hinterland.
Tame hills where picturesque castles are situated are the main visual characteristic of the “Green Istria”. Although in [...]