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Groznjan Hilltop village of artists, Istria, Croatia

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“artist colony”(2 reviews)
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All reviewsopen windowsartist colonyhill topenjoy the scenerysurrounding countrysiderolling hillsflea marketmusic festivalold villagelovely shopsafternoon strollevery cornercobbled streetsfor saleshops sellingreally enjoyed our visitan absolute
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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

Thank Depont
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth the visit! All those galeries, stuning architecture, lots of artists. Small and colorfull streets. Everything is perfect!

Thank SuzM1985
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The weather was super hot, so would have liked to have taken it slower but the kids just needed somewhere to rest so we enjoyed some lovely pizzas from a cafe that had an amazing view. It was very beautiful and worth the visit. I...More

Thank April H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not too many tourists at the time we visited, even still in peak tourist season. Small shops and cafeterias. And a beautiful view!

Thank ovelaur
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Groznjan is magical place but has its secrets. In winter is almost empty, in summer often overcrowded. Spring is best and sunny autumn or winter days too. Try to avoid coming in group particularly in season. Stay few nights whenever and make effort to tune...More

Thank Goran1962
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I can only say you will want to come back. No cars, beautiful views from all sides. You can choose if you want to be stunned by it's sunrise, or take your time to send the sun for the night. July in Groznan is known...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The most beautiful village we visited during our trip around the northern part of Istria. We visited on a Thursday around lunch time. There is sufficient (free) parking space just outside the old town centre. Take your time strolling through the narrow cobblestoned streets. Lots...More

Thank Eric-Jan
Reviewed 15 July 2018

Small, beautiful medieval city. Although "the village of artists" it doesn't look that commercial as you would expect and it is still a great photography target, and not that many tourists even in high season.

Thank piotku
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

Gorgeous historic village amazing views and lovely shops full of wonderful art, ceramics and jewellery...bliss spent a few kuna! Lovely relaxing restaurants and bars and great photo opportunities

Thank Ravenshead
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

This village is absolutely beautiful - words cannot describe how stunning it is. Around every corner is a photo opportunity. It is an artist's village and there is some beautiful art and handicrafts for sale. We will be returning again to spend whatever kuna we...More

Thank nickygUk
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Andrea R
19 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
23 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