Self-catering in Barban in Croatia
Back in time with a NOVASOL self-catering holiday in Barban
Barban is a small medieval hamlet, where one can totally relax. Self-catering holiday villas in Croatia from Novasol in Barban are available in a variety of shapes, sizes and prices, so there is bound to be a property to suit your needs. Barban is a small village which has existed for more than a 1000 years. Traditionally the inhabitants have made a living in aquaculture. Today though, tourism means that affluence is growing and now the locals also make money in restaurants, cafes, or by arranging activities for tourists. This means that there are a wealth of things to do whilst staying in your Croatia holiday villas.
Discover local history on the doorstep of your villas in Istria
The medieval location of Barban is well-preserved and the old buildings have been built in the Gothic, Venetian and Baroque style. From your Croatia holiday apartments or villas in Istria you can do a tour of the village and see remains of the wall. It recalls the ancient fortifications with defensive towers, built to protect the city from attack. Among the Venetians, the plants gave way to a stately palace. The Church of St. Nicholas has five Gothic altars. The town hall of the village dates back to 1555 and has a bell tower. Guests of NOVASOL villas in Istria who are interested in culture may also like to visit the important fresco in front of the city gates and the stone church of St. Anton from the 15th century. In Barban also lived the canon Pietro Stancovich, who wrote a book about the most famous personalities of the Istrian peninsula in the early 19th century.
Attractions for all ages in Barban
Our Croatia holiday villas in Barban, in southern Istria, are close by to beautiful beaches that are begging for you to take a dip with your family. The crystal clear blue waters are so inviting that it is impossible to stay out. Should you get enough of the beach life after all, then the whole area is full of attractions. In Barban live about 2500 inhabitants, who are committed to modern agrotourism and agriculture. So guests of our villas in Croatia can buy fresh fruit and vegetables directly from farmers, and visit local horse ranches. Book your Croatia holiday homes or villas in August and take on the medieval knight game Trka na prstenac - Race for the Ring. Part the players try on horseback to pierce a ring with a spear. The festival is framed by numerous folklore programs and offers plenty of attractions from the Istrian culture.