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Žminj is a small picturesque village and municipality in the county of Istria in Croatia. It is located in the center of the Istrian peninsula at the top of a 380-meter high hill. Žminj municipality consists of 33 small villages that are scattered in the surrounding area. The area was inhabited since prehistoric times and it was an important traffic hub because here passed ancient roads to the old city of Pazin, Vodnjan, Pula, and others. From the 12th century, Žminj was part of the Pazin county and throughout the Middle Ages, it was a rich trading center for agricultural products, wine, and wood. Today Žminj and its surroundings have about 3,500 residents who are still engaged in traditional activities, agriculture, olive and wine production, and cattle breeding. Recently, tourism is developing, especially in the surroundings of Žminj, where the old traditional Istrian stone houses are converted into modern holiday homes with swimming pool. The old medieval part of the town has remained well preserved, and the remains of medieva...
...l walls today constitute the outer walls of houses and fences. To this date remained well-preserved southeast circular tower of the feudal castle from the 15th century. In the center is a beautiful baroque church of St. Michael with a series of beautifully carved altars. Nature and active vacation lovers will enjoy in many bike paths that pass through a typical hilly and green landscape of interior of Istria. The gastronomic offer is very rich and varied, and except in the restaurants and taverns, you can taste traditional Istrian cuisine in several rural households in the area. Sea and beautiful beaches are not far away, the closest one being in Rovinj, located only twenty kilometers away. We invite you to visit Žminj and its surroundings, and to experience the green heart of Istria. Search our offer of private accommodation in Žminj and its surroundings. Apartments, rooms and holiday homes in Žminj and surrounding are up to 40% cheaper (without expensive agency fees). Welcome to Žminj!