is one of the most vivid municipalities and the town in southeast part of the biggest Croatian peninsula, Istria
. It has 600 something people living there, whilst the whole municipality has about 1500 of residents dispersed in twenty smaller settlements. Kanfanar
is close to the Adriatic Sea; Limski canal with famous sea shell breeding sites is eight kilometers away, and the Mediterranean climate determines the economy of the community. Thus this diligent people are dealing with agriculture, mainly vine and olive growth, cattle breeding and tourism.
Traditional hospitality is something none will forget, visiting Istria and Kanfanar, as well. Here you can find accommodation
in apart-hotels, or numerous private apartments
and rooms for any taste and pocket. Rural tourism
facilities in Kanfanar and surroundings are wanted holiday accommodation
, due to kind hosts and delicious autochthon cuisine accompanied with selected vines. If you visit Kanfanar at the end on July, you won’t miss `Jakovlja`, traditional festivity of Istrian cow, Boskarin, the biggest domestic animal in Europe. Boskarin was the crucial for the economy of Istria, not only as a food, but as a working animal. Development of modern technology in agriculture, made Boskarin expletive. Thus, in the year 1991, experts could find only six specimen of this autochthon farm animal. With the great effort, Boskarin was saved from extermination.
Besides this, in Kafanar you can visit Dvigrad, Middle age town, and numerous sites in surrounding, witnessing of the long Istrian culture and tradition. The net of narrow local paths can take you to the ancient times, in hamlets where people are still tendering the old fashion ways of life. Yet, modern highway can in a half of hour, can take you to Slovenia, Italia or further. Pula with its airport is 28 kilometers away and picturesque Rovinj just 17. Welcome!