In the far southeast of Istria, in the landscape of Mediterranean vegetation of Spanish broom, there is a fishing and agricultural village Ližnjan, overlooking the Kvarner bay from the hills, all the way to the islands of Cres and Lošinj. Far, yet tangible history of the area is written in the remains of the Roman settlement Vizaèe (Nesactium) near Valtura, and the Church of Majka Božja od Kuj (Our Lady from Kuj) keeps a legacy in the form of preserved early Christian mosaics.
This hidden part of clear sea and indented coastline immerging in it with its rocks and pebbles will show each passerby the beauty of 28 kilometres of untouched coastline. The picturesque harbour will tell you this is a place which has lived off the sea since ancient times. Try seafood specialties and with a sip of Istrian Malvasia or Teran experience what life is like here.
A distinctive characteristic of fauna is the bird European bee-eater, endemic and protected species which lives on Marlera during summer, peacefully and undisturbed, enjoying its natural habitat.
Horse riding fans can choose from a variety of services of equestrian sport and riding school, and for the ones whose passion is hunting, there is a hunting ground with thick oak forests hiding hares, partridges, pheasants, deer and boars. If you prefer diving into the sea depths, the underwater by the coast of Marlera and part of the Kuja Bay will reveal one of the last meadows of Mediterranean tapeweed.
Look for us and see for yourself how beautiful it is to be in the south of Istria.
Štinjan, ca 16 k