Situated on the largest peninsula in the Adriatic Sea, the classical fishing village of Fažana is considered “heaven on earth,” thanks to the town’s beaches, promenades, and pine woods. This welcoming community offers a perfect getaway for tourists seeking some rest and recreation by the sea.
A stay at a hotel or hostel in Fažana gives visitors the ideal location for a home base while exploring Croatia’s spectacular Brijuni National Park. This lush oasis is comprised of 14 islands with a safari park, natural science exhibit, and archaeological museum, and a mild Mediterranean climate that makes getting outside especially enticing.
The town’s history as a fishing village carries through to this day. Fažana boasts a small fishing museum, a fish market, and plenty of restaurants serving fresh seafood and other local delicacies. The hostels here are packed with tourists planning to explore the seaside and venture out from Fažana’s harbour to check out the surrounding islands.
Istrian cuisine is an adventure for guests to this area, pulling together inspirations from Mediterranean, Central Europe, and the Balkans – but with distinctive coastal flavours. In addition to the seafood, Istrian cooking features unique seasonings and home grown, unpolluted produce – adding to the fresh, clean flavour of the dishes here. Wine is also a serious culinary element in Fažana, often prepared in a fireplace and served as food.
Art lovers can spend hours discovering pieces in the Romanesque church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, and then continue touring Fažana’s majestic religious structures with a visit to the parish church of SS. Cosmas and Damian. Close to some of Fažana’s most popular hotels and hostels is the church of St. German, built in the 15th century.
Arriving at Pula airport, about 8km southeast of Fažana, tourists to this area can either take a shuttle bus or a taxi to their hostel or hotel. Car rentals are also advised for visitors who plan to travel further around the peninsula.
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