• Čepić

    Small village with the largest

    drained lake in Istria

  • City of Labin

  • City of Labin

    Old town

  • Rabac

    The most beautiful beaches in Istria

    and the crystal clear sea

 

Destination

So much beauty and so many attractions in such a small geographical area! Istria, particularly interesting because of its natural beauties, crystal clear sea, beautiful beaches and countless bays, is the perfect place for your vacation.

"You always want to visit something special. And Istria is special in many aspects. Some destinations attract only for culture, people or other things, but Istria is different because of the combination of extraordinary hospitality, culture and natural beauties". Theses impressions shared a reputable American tourist journalist and travel writer Patricia Schulz, the author of the New York Times best seller "1,000 places you must see before you die" sold in 3.5 million copies in the United States and translated in 25 languages.

 
Čepić

Čepić is a small village located in the eastern part of central Istria, at the western foothill of the mountain Učka and it is a home of the collection of private accommodation Cool Stay Istria.


The largest drained lake in the region

Discover the unexplored in Čepić and its surroundings, visit the drainage tunnel and experience the interesting story on draining the Čepić Lake (Lago d'Arsa) - recorded by Marijan Milevoj. Walk through the largest drained lake in the region and the largest truffle site and visit the western slopes of the mountain Učka.

Čepić panorama
Truffles

Truffles

Today, Čepić Field is known for white and black truffles that, among other things, grow in symbiosis with poplars. The Istrian truffle is one of the most respected truffles in the world. Gourmets agree in one thing only – a truffle is the peak of gastronomy. Čepić is also the residence of the "Istria Tartufi", a company that specializes in export of this precious aphrodisiac.

Istrian prosciutto

Powerful dry and cold wind bura is typical for winter days in this region and a blessing for the prosciutto – an absolutely authentic Istrian delicacy and a measure for every good. Istrians call it vijulin (violin) for its quality and uniqueness. It deserves the royal status also because of its flavour, aroma, colour, perfect tenderness, i.e. freshness but also because of the way of cutting it that must be done carefully and gently, like playing the violin.

Istrian prosciutto

Dvorac Belaj winery

Mount Ucka

Mount Ucka

Učka is the biggest mountain of Istrian peninsula. It highest peak is Vojak, 1,396 m high, with a stone 5 meters high tower and the most beautiful view in Istria.

Plomin Luka

Nearest beaches are located in a small fishing village Plomin Luka, just 10 minutes drive from Čepić.

Plomin Luka
Cool Ride Istria

Cool Ride Istria

Best places to explore in Istria

 
Family Sinković
Greetings from Cape Kamenjak
the southernmost point of the Istrian peninsula

Our wish is to bring you closer the true values that this magical place offers to us - the Istrian peninsula.
Your hosts, Klaudija & Deni

  • Labin

    Labin

    Discover the magic of this medieval town. Labin is also an old mining town, so after a walk along narrow streets of the Old Town you should visit the Town museum that contains an archaeological and ethnological collection and a unique mine model in this part of Europe.

  • Rabac

    Rabac

    Once a fishing village, now is rightly regarded as a Pearl of the Kvarner Bay due to its white pebbly beaches, lush Mediterranean vegetation and crystal clear sea.

  • Raša

    Raša

    Raša, the youngest town in Istria, was built in just 547 days, for the purposes of a local coal mine, as one of the newly built towns (citta di fondazione) during Italian administration.
    Visit the Mining Museum Arsia (open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 16 to 19, and on Saturdays from 9am to 12pm).

  • Nature Park Učka

    Nature Park Učka

    Visit Vojak, the highest peak of Učka mountain and the Istrian peninsula (1396 m). The stone tower was built in 1911 and is one of the most beautiful viewpoints in all of Croatia. Near the top is a telecommunications tower and a military radar for air traffic control.

  • Rovinj

    Rovinj

    Situated on the west coast of Istria, Rovinj is one of the most popular and most developed tourist resorts in Croatia. Known as one of the most picturesque and romantic towns on Mediterranean.

  • Pula

    Pula

    Arena in Pula is the largest and most preserved monument of antique architecture in Croatia. It takes 6th place in size among Roman amphitheaters in the world.

  • Motovun

    Motovun

    It is the best preserved medieval fortress on Istrian peninsula and one of the most known and attractive Istrian towns.

  • Vodnjan

    Vodnjan

    The town of Vodnjan has been recognized for decades as an area of producers of high-quality olive oils that are the result of the work of hardworking people.

  • Grožnjan

    Grožnjan

    The Medieval town of Grožnjan - the town of artists and music. During summer, Grožnjan lives and breathes music, the labyrinth of its streets pervaded by the sounds of jazz and classical music, guitars and pianos, violins and violoncellos, children and adults. Its artistic revival began in 1965, when artists from all over the world inhabited the empty houses abandoned by Italians after WWII.
    Colours of Istria

  • Moščenička Draga

    Moščenička Draga

    Set on the banks of the gorgeous Kvarner Bay, the town boasts a two-kilometer long pebble beach, known locally as Sipar, believed by many to be the most stunning in the region.
    On the nearby hill, the small village of Moščenice (altitude of 178 m) offers the most beautiful view of the Kvarner bay.

  • Opatija

    Opatija

    Beautiful nature, parks, old Austro-Hungarian villas, promenades and beaches have been attracting tourists from Europe and the world for 160 years.

Labin

Labin

Discover the magic of this medieval town. Labin is also an old mining town, so after a walk along narrow streets of the Old Town you should visit the Town museum that contains an archaeological and ethnological collection and a unique mine model in this part of Europe.

Rabac

Rabac

Once a fishing village, now is rightly regarded as a Pearl of the Kvarner Bay due to its white pebbly beaches, lush Mediterranean vegetation and crystal clear sea.

Raša

Raša

Raša, the youngest town in Istria, was built in just 547 days, for the purposes of a local coal mine, as one of the newly built towns (citta di fondazione) during Italian administration.
Visit the Mining Museum Arsia (open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 16 to 19, and on Saturdays from 9am to 12pm).

Nature Park Učka

Nature Park Učka

Visit Vojak, the highest peak of Učka mountain and the Istrian peninsula (1396 m). The stone tower was built in 1911 and is one of the most beautiful viewpoints in all of Croatia. Near the top is a telecommunications tower and a military radar for air traffic control.

Rovinj

Rovinj

Situated on the west coast of Istria, Rovinj is one of the most popular and most developed tourist resorts in Croatia. Known as one of the most picturesque and romantic towns on Mediterranean.

Pula

Pula

Arena in Pula is the largest and most preserved monument of antique architecture in Croatia. It takes 6th place in size among Roman amphitheaters in the world.

Motovun

Motovun

It is the best preserved medieval fortress on Istrian peninsula and one of the most known and attractive Istrian towns.

Vodnjan

Vodnjan

The town of Vodnjan has been recognized for decades as an area of producers of high-quality olive oils that are the result of the work of hardworking people.

Grožnjan

Grožnjan

The Medieval town of Grožnjan - the town of artists and music. During summer, Grožnjan lives and breathes music, the labyrinth of its streets pervaded by the sounds of jazz and classical music, guitars and pianos, violins and violoncellos, children and adults. Its artistic revival began in 1965, when artists from all over the world inhabited the empty houses abandoned by Italians after WWII.
Colours of Istria

Moščenička Draga

Moščenička Draga

Set on the banks of the gorgeous Kvarner Bay, the town boasts a two-kilometer long pebble beach, known locally as Sipar, believed by many to be the most stunning in the region.
On the nearby hill, the small village of Moščenice (altitude of 178 m) offers the most beautiful view of the Kvarner bay.

Opatija

Opatija

Beautiful nature, parks, old Austro-Hungarian villas, promenades and beaches have been attracting tourists from Europe and the world for 160 years.