Ripenda, Mali Kosi 1
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This property was built to fill people with positive energy and to help them rest and rejuvenate. Feel the seabreeze in your hair as it rises above the sea, taste local, seasonal fruits and vegetables that have ripened in the Mediterranean sun all seasoned with the sound of the sea, wind, happy family members or peace and quiet, as you desire. A holiday at Villas Merula can be easy, active or somewhere in between, depending on your own needs and desires. One thing is certain – every day you can enjoy here before continuing on your lifeway.
A long, winding and secret road surrounded by fields with wild medicinal plants stretches from Ripenda to Mali Kosi and awards every persistent traveller with a view that stretches from one side of Kvarner Bay to the other. Stone houses atop the hill seem to have come out of an old postcard, surrounded by greenery, forests and everything that is necessary to enjoy a holiday in nature.
In Mali Kosi nature is a stone’s throw away while towns, beaches, markets, supermarkets and more are only a few minutes’ away by car.
Only three hours’ drive away from Mali Kosi is a UNESCO protected landscape, the Plitvica Lakes National Park. Sixteen lakes come together here through large and small waterfalls, creating hues of green and blue that you cannot see anywhere else. Spend an exciting day with your family strolling and exploring the beauty of this very special limestone landscape.
Every summer concerts of world-class musicians and artists are organised at the Roman Amphitheatre in Pula, the Arena, located 30 minutes’ drive from Mali Kosi. Over the past few years more and more music lovers are flocking to the Arena to attend music festivals celebrating various music genres. Research what is going on at the Arena during your time in Istria and plan a magical, musical evening with a unique Roman backdrop.
A city of mines and miners, artists and freethinkers, Labin has a special place in the history of this region. Old Labin, Kršan, Pićan each offers visitors its unique story and history. Music, historical, educational and artistic festivals are organised in these towns and are well worth visiting. Research what is happening during your holiday or plan your holiday around the events that you find most interesting.
Istria is home to many award-winning, famous and top-quality restaurants. Many of them are proud owners of medals, stars and recommendations from world renowned food critics, chefs and foodies. Discover Istrian cuisine, find out what is in season during your stay here and treat yourself to high-quality local ingredients, award winning wines and an excellent atmosphere. Dinner for two or a family gathering, these restaurants will offer you a meal to remember.
We recommend that you try delicious St. Jacob’s Mussels at the Astarea Restaurant in Brtonigla, an award-winning fish restaurant where all dishes are prepared on an open hearth.
Velo Kafe, Labin ・ Peteani, Labin
Batelina, Medulin ・ Marina, Novigrad
Monte, Rovinj ・ Damir & Ornella, Novigrad
Marino, Momjan ・ Morgan, Brtonigla ・ Vrh, Vrh
Milan, Pula ・ Buščina, Umag ・ Divino, Poreč
Kvarner, Labin ・ Due Fratelli, Labin
International celebrities have ben flocking to these golden islands for centuries. Explore the crystal blue sea and historical museum these islands offer.
Try the world famous white truffle, a delicacy that must be on everyone’s bucket list.
Romantic Rovinj is the most photographed city in this part of Europe. Visit the artists’ streets and imposing St. Euphemia’s Church to discover why everyone takes photos of Rovinj home in their cameras and in their hearts.
Specially seasoned and dried in the world-famous bura wind, Istrian proscutto is known and respected the world over. Try this specialty in the land it comes from, masterfully sliced by hand.
Dive into the picturesque, hidden underwater environment of the Adriatic. A new world awaits!
This unique exhibit brings to life the hard, dark life lived by brave miners during the 19th century.
A holiday to remember awaits you in our elegantly-decorated villas with a view of Kvarner Bay and islands. Fall in love with Villas Merula and return again and again...