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Groznjan Hilltop village of artists, Istria, Croatia

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All reviews open windows artist colony classical music hill top enjoy the scenery rolling hills flea market old village surrounding countryside afternoon stroll lovely shops every corner really enjoyed our visit for sale small place local produce cobbled streets
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent a morning here thoroughly enjoyed our stroll through the town. The artists were in their studios and they were happy to talk about their work, all of it beautiful. The scenery, whether of the vineyards and olive groves surrounding Grožnjan or of the...More

Thank glennr2
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This hill top village was virtually abandoned until in the 1960's it was rescued by artists. Buildings have been restored and used as a base for artists from where they sell their goods. Local produce such as olive oil, cheese and truffle based products are...More

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Walk through this stunning artist village among some of the oldest buildings in Croatia. Step back in time while admiring the creative works displayed throughout the village.

1  Thank Larry C
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

you walk on stones like in Rome, small stepps, tiny shops for artist, vino, local products and specially truffle oil & creme. Beautiful view over the landscape - have a rest in a café or the restaurant under the trees...

Thank UweB900
Reviewed 13 September 2018

Between Opatje and Novigrad in the center of the Istrian peninsula, this historic hilltop town is a great example of all of history that has passed through it... with it's original villages, artisans, art festival, jazz and classical music festivals, restaurants, boutique shops with local...More

Thank VirginiaCW
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

I was here yesterday with my girlfriend. I had high expectations and i left a bit disapointed. We drove 1h from Pula just to see this small place and i advise you not to do it. Visit groznjan if you are somewhere near but to...More

1  Thank Fedja F
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

Wonderful hilltop town, full of artist shops around every corner. Glass work, craftwork, pottery and jewellery abound in this little town. The town is extremely quaint, with incredible views on every side. A few good restaurants, and an outside patio tavern where you can sit...More

Thank 510cristap
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

We just got a tip of our rental car company in Zagreb that if we were travelling in the area of Porec (which we did), we can go and visit this small town of Groznjan. When arriving, you have to leave your car, there is...More

1  Thank olromba
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

It is 40 minutes walk in very thin and very old streets. The oldiest building I saw there was from 1406 (America did not exist for people in Europe in that time). There are lots of galleries, shops but I did not visit them. The...More

Thank miroslavd403
Reviewed 17 August 2018

Park above the hilltop and walk down to explore this very small, old and well preserved Italian-Istrian town. The town is full of art galleries which sell handicraft souvenirs (very little real art and very few original artists - we spotted just 2-3, but more...More

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Andrea R
18 June 2018|
Response from Pamandfamtravels | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry, I am not sure that I understand your question... If you mean, what would you do during a stop in Groznjan...I would suggest that you could eat a meal there and enjoy looking at shops/artwork, stretch your legs... More
22 May 2018|
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Response from astrogirl333 | Reviewed this property |
Hiya! DEFINITELY Groznjan if you have mobility issues! There is a parking area close by, and as voler mentions, relatively flat in the village area itself. Motovun requires you to park at the bottom of a very steep hill, so... More
Judith O
10 August 2017|
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Response from Phil A | Reviewed this property |
We ate at Restaurant Rondo in Buje before visiting Groznjan. We can thoroughly recommend Rondo for great pizza and the Istrian meat and cheese starter platter