When you come to Istria from the northwest, the first place you'll come across is Savudrija, situated on the edge of the peninsula of the same name. The small fishing village, rich in history, was first mentioned in the 12th century, and the archaeological findings from the surroundings indicate that this area has been inhabited since the Stone Age.
The indented, mostly rocky coastline is interspersed with small pebble beaches and surrounded by rich Mediterranean vegetation full of laurel, palms, various types of evergreen shrubs, pines and cypresses. The specific ratio of plant and marine aerosols make the climate of Savudrija highly stimulating and beneficial for health. This was recognized as early as in the time of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, so that tourism in this area owes its development to medical tourism.
Today Savudrija and its surroundings offer a lot more than a good climate. Beside those who just want to relax, swim and sunbathe, it is ideal for tourists looking for an active and adrenaline-packed experience. Riding a bike along numerous Roman monuments, trekking and jogging, tennis, scuba diving and golf are just a part of the rich tourism offer. A professional golf course with 18 holes on Crveni vrh near Savudrija offers a wonderful experience of playing golf on the course merging with landscape, with the view of the sea and the vineyards.
The sea around the Savudrija peninsula offers outstanding conditions for windsurfing - almost constant winds, easy access to the sea and comfortable temperature. On the one side of the peninsula waters are quieter, perfect for beginners, while professionals can test their skills in the open sea, especially when a strong north wind tramontana is blowing.
The oldest lighthouse in the Adriatic
The Savudrija peninsula abounds in cultural heritage as well, and in addition to many Roman ruins, medieval churches and monasteries, in recent years the Savudrija lighthouse, the oldest in the Adriatic, has become a real tourist attraction and a popular place to stay.
Gastronomy and entertainment in Savudrija
In addition to relaxation, sports and culture, you can enjoy a rich gastronomic offer of local restaurants followed by entertainment on summer terraces. Traditional festivities, such as the most well-known "Savudrija Nights" in August, as well as plenty of other entertainment programmes will complement every guest's stay.
Where to stay in Savudrija
Savudrija and the surrounding area offer varied accommodation to suit every taste. Apart from holiday villages (Apartments Savudrija, Residence Skiper), campsites (Kanegra, Pineta) and hotels (Kempinski Adriatic), you can spend your holiday with local people in private accommodation - comfortable, modern bungalows, apartments and rooms along the coast of Savudrija, close to the sea or slightly away from it.
Beautiful scenery, rich cultural heritage, great gastronomic offer, various activities and entertainment programmes will provide a great holiday and a memorable experience of the Mediterranean and the hospitality of Savudrija.