Village charm in Southern Istria

You'll find the charming village of Pjescana in Istria's south, just a couple of kilometres south of Pula. Tranquil beachside bliss is what most travellers are after on a holiday to Pjescana, and they aren't disappointed. The village was named after the lovely sandy bay found at its foot. Two hills on either side shelter it from the wind even in winter. Stretch your legs after a spell on the sand with a walk to the marina - the best-equipped in Croatia - to see the yachts and people watch. And when it's time to refuel, you might be surprised to learn that while Pjescana may be small, its culinary offering is anything but. This little bay boasts a cornucopia of restaurants serving seafood and regional wines, at least one of which - Restaurant Oasi - is considered to be among the very best in the country.

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Idyllically Mediterranean, Pjescana benefits from mild temperatures year-round. For limited rainfall and the warmest temperatures, visit between May and September.

Pjescana is served by the public Pula Promet bus but renting a car is a better bet if you plan on venturing further afield.

Featuring a Roman amphitheater and a lively restaurant scene, Istria's largest city Pula is 3km away. Lovely Cape Kamenjak in Premantura is also easily reached.

Best things to do in Pjescana

Visit St. Nick

Amble up the hill above Pjescana to see the strikingly designed Church of St. Nicholas the Traveller, built in the form of a white ship.

Spend a day on the beach

Pjescana is named for its beautiful sandy bay which is surrounded by a thick ring of trees that providea welcome area of shade.

Walk in Soline Park

This lovely park is one of the few remaining native holm oak woods. It's a protected park with a circular 1.5km circular path for walkers.