10 Things to Do in Vodnjan That You Shouldn't Miss

October 8, 2017 Darwin Bolte

Vodnjan in Croatia, from Europe region, is best know for Farms. Discover best things to do in Vodnjan with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
Restaurants in Vodnjan

1. Brist Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Trgovacka 40, Vodnjan 52215, Croatia +385 95 562 4111
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5 based on 145 reviews

Brist Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Our family farm is located in the gentle hills above the town of Vodnjan. You can book an educational tour with us to our olive grove and enjoy the beautiful views over the Brijuni Islands while learning all about the production of world class olive oil in Istria. Tour booking can be done by email, phone or best to come and visit our shop in the center of Vodnjan where you can enjoy a free tasting of our full range of our 5 different oils. The address of our shop is on the main street in Vodnjan, Trgovacka 40, (directly opposite the post office). We very much look forward to meeting you and sharing a wonderful olive oil experience with you. Paul O'Grady.

Reviewed By Petra_Natural_Cro - Zagreb, Croatia

I had an oil shop visit and olive groove tour here with a group of 13 Americans. We loved the surroundings, and all products we tried, including several varieties of oil, accompanied with delicious snacks, local wine and chocolate. Paul took us on the tour through Sta. Margherita groove. It was professional and interesting, discovering many facts about olives and all the process and hard work that stays behind the perfect drop of oil. I would suggest to everyone interesting in delicious oil to make also the groove tour, as this brings you to a new level of experience, realizing how personal this is, every olive has been hand-picked and taken care of on the top level possible!

2. Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Ul Vladimira Nazora 16, Vodnjan 52215, Croatia +385 98 860 566
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5 based on 229 reviews

Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil

There is no point in counting numerous awards Chiavalon oils got either for their packaging design or, what’s more important, for the quality of their olive oils. Sandi Chiavalon, one of the youngest and, we can freely say, most progressive and energetic Istrian olive makers, started following his dreams while he was practically in high school. His vision was to use the latest technology in order to get the best from olive trees his family traditionally grew. Since then, he planted numerous trees, and has been recognized as one of the best olive oil producers in Istria. His olive oils were among the first Croatian ones to enter the prestigious Flos Olei olive oil guide, and also, the first one available worldwide. Recently Chiavalon was listed among the TOP 25 producers in the World by the organization World best olive oils. If you’re around Vodnjan, be sure not to miss Chiavalon’s wonderfully designed tasting room. For the complete tour of the farm pls book in advance.

Reviewed By Gregory S

We were on a cruise and as part of one of our day trips we were able to visit this smaller family run olive oil farm in Croatia. We were not expecting to leave with such valuable knowledge of how to judge good olive oil when we return home. The facilities tasting room is decorated very nicely and each seat is laid out with nice China and a snifter of olive oil. Time is spent explaining what to look for in a good oil, what is should small and taste like, and most importantly, how to taste it! Who knew! I caught myself on the rest of the trip at restaurants in Venice and Florence evaluating the oils :-) I plan on ordering some from their supplier in the United States. It turned out to be a real highlight. Thank you!

3. Istrian de Dignan - Ecomuseum

Narodni trg, Vodnjan 52215, Croatia +385 99 350 3590
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5 based on 74 reviews

Istrian de Dignan - Ecomuseum

Ecomuseum is the unique place where tradition, culture and local products meet. In rustical ambient, respecting the tradition and customs of our ancestors, we create a new experience of the town: we combine the flavors, smells and customs, giving a visitor and unique and inovative way of sightseeing.Working hours of museum is every day 09-13/18-22 h. or on demand.

Reviewed By Martyn R - Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom

This is a free museum showing how an Istrian house has changed throughout the years. The museum is tiny with just 3 small rooms so we anticipated being in and out in a few minutes. We were wrong. The staff are so enthusiastic and knowledgeable...MoreHi Martyn, We are glad to know that you enjoyed the tour and knowledge that we shared with you. Hope to see you soon in our "big" museum Istrian de Dignan Ecomuseum

4. Wine Babos

Ulica Vladimira Nazora 26b, Vodnjan 52215, Croatia +385 98 163 2355
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5 based on 45 reviews

Wine Babos

Reviewed By Purger13

Reasonable prices and good wines. Nice looking place with comunicative staff. Big assortment of interesting local brandys. We are certainly going to return. Visit is suggested! :)

5. Cadenela Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Ul. Prvi Maj 5, Vodnjan 52215, Croatia +385 99 649 3844
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5 based on 39 reviews

Cadenela Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Cadenela Organic Olive Oil is a family producer of boutique olive oils: all our olives are organically tended and certified. Do come and visit us, we'll explain you all the nuances of our istrian varieties of olive oil!

Reviewed By damjan m - Belgrade, Serbia

Most probably each olive tree in Istria has it's own story, and Cadenela is definitely one of the most beautiful stories you will have in Istria. Story about passion, dedication,love, sacrifice, hospitality...We stayed for just a few hours but the experience was amazingly beautiful, we'll...MoreThanks! See you soon again!

6. Guide in Croatia Ulyana Bilich

Vodnjan 52215, Croatia
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5 based on 17 reviews

Guide in Croatia Ulyana Bilich

Reviewed By Julia K

Так получилось, что я разрабатывала маршрут и отдых для своих туристов по Хорватии. И в своей работе я очень тщательно выбираю гидов. Во-первых, финансовая безопасность, а во-вторых, моя личная репутация. Поэтому какой будет гид для меня первоочередный момент. С Ульяной несказанно повезло. Она настоящий профессионал своего дела. Отвечает быстро и четко по делу в любое время дня и даже ночью.) Знает классные нестандартные маршруты и с удовольствием подбирает и советует как лучше построить программу с учетом индивидуальных интересов. Никаких шаблонов - все продумано до деталей, и туристы остались в восторге! Она не боится запачкаться и везде сопровождает своих гостей, будь то грязные и темные пещеры или подъем высоко в гору. Из особенностей работы с хорватскими партнерами я отметила у многих необязательность и приходилось переигрывать все в последний момент, чтобы не пострадали туристы. Но все, что касается работы Ульяны это было на высоте, плюс она меня выручала не раз по нашей сложной программе, когда резко транспортная компания аннулировала трансфер и нужно было срочно найти замену. Поэтому очень ей благодарна за помощь и главное, положительные отзывы моих туристов, которые сообщили, что она была лучшей и самой веселой, умеющей создавать атмосферу праздника и открыть интересные и нестандартные места в Хорватии.
Если планируете отдых в Хорватии, Ульяна станет не просто гидом, а лучшим другом и помощником в знакомстве со страной и ее соседними странами!

7. Church of St. Blaise

Vodnjan, Croatia
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3.5 based on 39 reviews

Church of St. Blaise

This church contains the largest collection of saintly relics outside of Rome.

Reviewed By Feenixwest

We slipped into this church on a Sunday afternoon. It's stately, huge and with colorful stain glass windows. We talked to a docent at the front of the church who offered us options to see the little museum and/or the mummies behind the alter. The tour of the museum, we were told, takes about an hour and the mummies another twenty minutes. We chose instead to buy a pamphlet describing the church and the miracles regarding the mummies. The docent has been there fifteen years and certainly has opinions about the state of the church--very talkative and informative. Wish we had had more time.

8. Apoteka - Space for Contemporary Art

Trgovacka 20, Vodnjan 52215, Croatia +385 52 512 546
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5 based on 6 reviews

Apoteka - Space for Contemporary Art

Apoteka - Space for Contemporary Art is a flexible concept that works in the space of “in between” - different positions and ideas: as a project space, a gallery, an office, an active agent, focusing on presentation, exhibiting, research, development, understanding, promotion, communication, networking in the field of contemporary artistic practices, emerging artists, curating, research, innovative and creative culture. Apoteka is a project space, where different exhibition formats and a variety of artistic positions, practices and media are explored and made visible. It is a place for artistic and curatorial research and discussion. Apoteka is established in 2013 as an initiative by Matija Debeljuh (visual and film artist) and Branka Bencic (curator) in in the old town Vodnjan (Istra, Croatia) in the premises of an abandoned pharmacy, which is granted by a lease from Vodnjan Municipality City Council.

Reviewed By JelenaB33 - Novi Sad, Serbia

Very interesting Gallery, placed in old pharmacy as Center for contemporary art. Promotes young artists from Croatia and abroad, what makes Vodnjan more interesting then it was. I had great time in Apoteka, visiting exhibition, and meeting hosts and organizers. I would recommend Apoteka and Vodnjan to all people who love interesting mixture of historical old town, and contemporary art. Beautiful warm place and people.

9. Park Kazuna

Vodnjan 52215, Croatia
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4.5 based on 7 reviews

Park Kazuna

Our Info-point is situated right next to the Parc of kazuni (historical buildings typical for Istria). It is possible to learn about the history of Vodnjan and receive practical information on the area. There is also a souvenir shop where you can buy olive oil, wine, natural homemade products, kazuni replicas and other souvenirs.

Reviewed By LadislavPetarda - Zagreb, Croatia

Kažun is actually a shelter for farmers built from a material that could be found all around. It is built only from stones found on the premices without any other bindeing materials. It is really facinating how they do it and in this little park you can see how they are built thought stages. And there is still no entrance fee.

10. Uljara Tonin

Istarska 28, Vodnjan 52215, Croatia +385 52 511 599
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5 based on 6 reviews

Uljara Tonin

Reviewed By ivanljubljana - Ljubljana

The Pastrovicchio family will be glad to show you and explain you the little secrets of making the Wolrd best olive oil. I have brought many friends and tourists here and they were always shocked and impressed of how good the olive oil is and all of them didn't except anything since from outside it looks a small family house, nothing fancy.
I totally reccomend it.

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