Tar-Vabriga / Kaštelir

Beaches

The nearest beaches are located around the Lanterna peninsula, but further south towards Poreč there are numerous opportunities for swimming. Recommended are among others

Lanterna peninsula: the beautiful, well-kept beaches of Valeta and Crnika are located on the Lanterna peninsula, on the Camp Lanterna area near Vabriga. Admission is subject to a fee, but for this you can also use the amenities of the camp site. Both beaches are awarded the blue flag and offer showers and changing rooms. In summer the beach is also guarded daily from 10:00 to 18:00 h. The access to the sea is partly possible by stairs, so that the beaches are very suitable for families with children or also for older guests.

Červar Porat: If you would like to be a bit calmer, you should visit the beach at the Červar Porat. The freely accessible 1.5 km long beach west of the small town is also popular among locals. Numerous pine trees provide pleasant shade in summer.

Beaches in Poreč: From Kaštelir and Vizinada you can easily reach the beaches of Materada (at the Hotel Laguna Materada) and Donji Špadići in the north of Poreč. The freely accessible beaches are supervised all day long and offer a wide range of leisure activities and gastronomy. Here you can end the beach day with a resturant visit. 

Shopping

in Kaštelir

On the road towards Poreč there is a small supermarket with a basic offer.

For larger purchases we recommend the supermarkets in Poreč such as Plodine, Kaufland, Lidl. Some fruit and vegetables can also be bought at street stalls. 

in Tar-Vabriga

In the centre of Tar there is a small supermarket (' Ivon') with a butcher's shop, a bakery is only a few meters away.

At the roundabout in the direction of Lanterna, the' Hipermarket Tommy' opened its doors in 2014. Here you will also find the wine shop of the Sosich family (www.sosichwines.hr) with its own wines, liquors and olive oils as well as freshly brewed San Servolo beer.

At the Stancija Spin north of Tar, you can taste and of course buy a variety of cheeses at the 'Sir Laguna' cheese dairy. There are also other products of Agrolaguna, such as wines and olive oils.

in Poreč

Here you will find numerous large and well signposted supermarkets such as Plodine, Mercator, Konzum, Kaufland, Lidl...

In the city centre there are many small galleries, boutiques and souvenir shops.

Restaurants

Restaurant Kaštel:

in the centre of Kaštelir, fresh local produce, own wine and olive oil in a beautifully restored stone house.

Kaštelir 28, 52464 Kaštelir
www.kastel-kastelir.hr  phone: +385 (0)52 455 310

 Restaurant Kastel
Pizzeria Robi:

in Kaštelir-Labinci, very good huge pizzas and grilled dishes at reasonable prices

Labinci 143, 52464 Kaštelir
phone: +385 (0)91 785 6575

 Pizzeria Robi
Restaurant Toni

Popular restaurant in Kaštelir-Brnobici with reasonable prices and large portions: pizza, pasta, meat and fish from the grill.

Brnobici 23, 52464 Kaštelir-Brnobici 
phone: +385 (0)52 455 163

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Restaurant Žardin:

in Kaštelir-Kovaći, fresh cuisine with its own butcher's shop and great views from the terrace over the charming landscape to the sea. Speciality is fresh tartar.

Kovaći 13b, 52464 Kaštelir
www.kastel-kastelir.hr  phone: +385 (0)52 455 313

 Restaurant Zardin
Bistro Pizzeria Tri Kantuna

You can enjoy the best and largest pizzas in Tar-Vabriga on the beautiful outdoor terrace. There is also fish and grilled meat.

Glavica 34, 52465 Tar
phone: +385 (0)98 932 2237

 Pizzeria Tri Kantuna
Konoba Kod Stelia

From the outside a little inconspicuous Konoba in Vabriga with typical Istrian dishes and a large selection of fresh fish and seafood! Always very friendly, pleasant atmosphere and a good price/performance ratio.

Ribarska 3, 52465 Vabriga
phone: +385 (0)91 251 2079

Konoba Kod Stelia
Konoba Labud

An old-established family business in the centre of Vabriga with a beautiful terrace. In addition to the typical grilled dishes, there are suckling pigs and fresh tartar.

Istarske Kontrade 41, 52465 Vabriga
phone: +385 (0)52 443110

Konoba Labud
Restaurant Arka

At the beginning of 2015, this restaurant was reopened on the outskirts of Tar in the premises of the former Arkada restaurant. The new chef Mladen Čuturić convinces with his creative Mediterranean cuisine. Let yourself be surprised!

Istarska 58, 52465 Tar
Restaurant Arka on Facebook  phone: +385 (0)98 197 6998

 Restaurant Arka
Santa Marina

rustic fish restaurant at the port of Santa Marina (access via Vabriga), fresh fish, seafood and more from the grill at reasonable prices. In the high season there is live music and dancing at the campfire every evening. Especially recommended for families with children!

Santa Marina, 52465 Vabriga
phone: +385 (0)98 285 702

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Stancija Špin

Cheese and wine tasting by Agrolaguna in a wonderful atmosphere. But there is always a small menu. The farm can also be visited with sheep and Boškarin cattle.

Stancija Špin bb., 52465 Tar
www.agrolaguna.hr  phone: +385 (0)91 452 4410

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Agroturizam Selo Mekiši

Must try it! Istrian specialities, all homemade! Very good price-performance ratio

Mekiši 10, 52447 Mekiši kod Vižinade
www.selo-mekisi.com phone: +385 (0)91 56 88 635

 solo-mekisi

About Kaštelir-Labinci and Tar-Vabriga

tarBetween the Mirna valley in the north and the tourist centre of Poreč in the south, the landscape is characterised by vineyards, olive groves and gentle hills. Crystal-clear water and beautiful rocky bays around the Lanterna peninsula invite you to swim. In addition, this scenic region offers the best opportunities for cyclists, bikers and hikers as well as gourmets: under the Mediterranean sun, exquisite fruits thrive on fertile soils, which are processed into excellent wines and olive oils of the highest quality.

Take part in a cheese, wine or olive oil tasting (e. g. at the Stancija Špin in Tar-Vabriga or at the Vinothek Sosich/Supermarket Tommy Lanterna).

This region also offers a wide range of leisure activities for all ages. For example, two aquaparks and the world-famous Baredine cave are in the immediate vicinity.

Kaštelir

6 km east of Tar-Vabriga and 8 km from the sea, the sea view is guaranteed almost everywhere on a elevation of 245 m! The small up-and-coming village offers the possibility of a relaxing holiday in a picturesque landscape, which is also perfect for cycling and hiking tours through the vineyards. There is a local bakery, butcher's shop and a small supermarket for daily purchases. In a few minutes you are in Poreč or at the beaches around the peninsula Lanterna.

Tar-Vabriga

Only 2 km from the sea there is the small, lively village Tar-Vabriga. The double municipality, which has almost 2000 inhabitants, offers an excellent infrastructure with numerous restaurants for every taste and in every price range as well as shopping facilities such as butcher's shop, bakery and supermarkets. Here you will find everything you need for your daily needs.

The famous coastal town of Poreč with its World Heritage Site of the Euphrasius Basilica is only 8 km away. The port city of Novigrad can be reached after approx. 5 km.

Rogovići

Located 2 km northeast of Tar-Vabriga and about 4 km from the sea, Rogovići is quietly nestled in an almost untouched landscape. Here you will find peace and nature pure! A mobile sales trolley drives through the village several times a week, the nearest shops and restaurants are located in neighbouring Tar-Vabriga.

 

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