The best restaurants
Here you’ll find a few tips with the best restaurants in the area.
La Parenzana (approx. 20 min by car)
La Pergola (approx. 5 min by car)
Very original restaurant with very pleasant and creative ambience and delicious food, especially recommended are the desserts. It was operated by Thomas Zazzi, originally from Switzerland.
Beer & Steakhouse San Servolo
Self-brewed beer in various varieties and very good steaks. Highly recommended is the tartare with a little chilli, freshly prepared at the table.
Buje, Momjanska 7, 52460, Buje, Croatia
Restaurant Mani (Umag)
When visiting the old town of Umag, the Mani restaurant is recommended. Speciality is the “Anchovy Cream of Grandma”.
Mate (olive oil)
Regularly awarded virgin olive oil can be purchased directly from the manufacturer in the neighbouring village of Zambratija. Just in April 2017 “Mate timbro istriano”
awarded the silver medal of the international IOOA International Olive Oil Award in Zurich, the oils belong to the world’s top.
Address: Romanija 60/A – Zambratija 52475 Savudrija
Opening hours on the website: http://www.mateoliveoil.com/en/contact/
Sights and Excursions
Visit to the old town of Umag
By Peko (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Only 700m from the house you can visit the lighthouse of Savudrija.
Visit to the artist village Groznjan
This picturesque village is situated on a hill inistavating Istria and is surrounded by a historic fortress wall. You will find many artists and musicians and a lot of young people. Especially in summer there are numerous classical concerts as well as jazz music. By car you can get to the village in about 25 min. http://www.groznjan-grisignana.hr/index.php/hr/
Trip to Rovinj
Sightseeing flights Portoroz Airport
At the close Portoroz airport, you can book sightseeing flights over the surroundings of Istria, Slovenia and Italy and the coast:
For aviation enthusiasts: the restaurant Aviator at the airfield is also highly recommended:
Other sights and activities in the area:
- Wine and olive oil roads
- Cycle paths
- Sightseeing flights from Portoroz Airport
- National parks
- Trip to Venice
Sports and activities
The Golf Adriatic Golf Course is only 10 minutes by car from the villas and offers a Championship 18-hole golf course of the finest.
The SSI Diving Centre Subaquatic is located in Stella Maris Resort, 8 min (by car) and offers dives on the house reef, dives by your own boat to reefs, an underground minefield and various wrecks, including the well-known wreck HMS Coriolanus. The team (Mateja, Damjan and Katha) of Subaquatic are great and it’s fun with those experienced divers!
Biking / Bicycle Tours (mountain bike or road bike)
The surrounding area around Savudrija and Uma is suitable for ingenious cycling tours, whether on the empty country roads by road bike, or off-road by mountain bike. Especially in spring and autumn the temperatures are ideal for tours or training. An overview of official trails and routes can be found on istra-bike:
The AtP Croatian Open is held annually at the Stella Maris Resort’s Goran Ivani’evic Stadium, just 8 minutes’ away by car, and is also attended by many international tennis stars and Wimbledon winners on a regular basis. http://www.croatiaopen.hr/en/homepage/
Players can also choose from more than 60 tennis courts in the surrounding area. There are also many tennis schools. http://www.coloursofistria.com/de/sport/tennis/de