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FAŽANA is coastal town in the south-west of the Istrian peninsula, opposite the Brijuni islands. The town dates from the ancient Roman times when its name was Vasanium and was well-known for manufacturing amphorae, vases and tiles.
Many different flags have sailed in the Fažana canal throughout the centuries the cultures succeeding one another – the Romans, Byzantines, Venetians, Austro-Hungarians – met and fought in the area leaving many traces behind. The old town centre dating back from medieval times is dominated by the parish church of SS. Cosmas and Damian (XV century). Picturesque squares, old close-built houses, narrow stone paved streets as well as three churches (St. Mary of Mount Carmel – IX century, St. John's XVI cent., St. Eliseus – VI cent.) are only a part of Fažana's cultural heritage.
The town port and squares are nowdays a beautiful stage hosting numerous cultural and music events that take places during the summer.Except being a fishermen village, Fažana has always been well known for its excellent wine and olive oil. Fish and meat gastronomic deliciousness, authentic dishes as well as quality wine offered by local restaurants can surely meet the requirements of any gourmand.
Beautiful beaches, clear sea, Mediterranean climate and lush vegetation have contributed to the development of tourism in Fažana, Valbandon and Šurida whose inhabitants have always been known for their hospitality. The guests who prefer camping are invited to spend their holidays in a high-quality campings, situated in the shade of pine trees. WELCOME AND ENJOY YOUR STAY IN FAŽANA.
Istra Inspirit is a series of events that revive history, Istrian myths and legends at authentic locations. Take an opportunity to experience extraordinary magical adventures possible only in Istria!
Get to Croatia by flying to Venice. Venezia Lines departs daily from Venice to all major resorts in Istria. Day trip tickets available to Venice, to make your Istrian holiday even more memorable.
Ready to feel some adrenaline? Try something fun and new – visit the best adventure park in Istria – Glavani Park. All those who are brave enough, (or feel like they want to be brave ), regardless of their age, will enjoy themselves swinging about amongst the trees.
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