The name Valbandon is related to medieval Italian term «vala abandonata» - abandoned valley. At the beginning of the 20th century, when Istria was under the Austrain rule, in the coastal area of Valbandon there was a fish processing and ice making plant. But the plant wasn't profitable enough, and so led to the idea of tourist orientation which continues still today.
Valbandon (Pula, Istria)
Valbandon, Travel Guide for holidays in Valbandon, Istria
Valbandon – Points of interests
Valbandon is a tourist settlement situated on the southern coast of Istria and the fact that it is very close to Pula and the “Bi Village” camp, this is the perfect destination for families with children. At the same time the closeness of the Brijuni National Park makes it an appealing tourist destination. Valbandon offers a special advantage for small children in its long pebble beaches which are perfect for children’s play, while the thick pine tree forest guarantees fresh air in the hot summer days. Every year, Valbandon hosts a festivity called “Valbandon ispod črpinje” (“Valbandon under a Dutch oven”), where traditional Istrian meals in a round dish meant for open-air cooking are prepared (lamb, octopus, various types of fish and others) .
In the traditional Istrian cuisine restaurants “Pineta Mare”, “Bi Village”, “Vala”, “Istarska Hiža”, „Becaccia“ you can taste the Istrian malvasia, and all along the Olive oil trail, you can enjoy the “divine elixir” which the Roman emperors considered the measure of perfection. Visitors to the Fažana Riviera, aside from the gorgeous beaches, have access to numerous biking trails, golf courses, a windsurfing school and so on and finally Pula with its Amphitheater is not that far.
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