Read an interview with our guest Dušan Lajović winner of the 30th edition of the ATP tournament in Umag
We had the great honor of hosting ATP Tournament winner Dusan Lajovic and his wonderful family at Villa Ana during the most successful week of his career. Read the interview below in which Dusan described his stay in Karigador and what it is like to be an ATP winner.more...
Four great reasons to go on a retreat
Today we are living in very stressful way and our lifestyle is very fast which is causing so many problems to our mental, physical and emotional aspects of our being. Because of that kind of lifestyle more and more people are having troubles to relax and to full field their energy, even on vacation some people are not feeling relaxed and rested. Have you ever experience that? Have you ever asked yourself why is this happening?more...
Banistra Villas has received a certificate Eco Domus
The programme is well in sync with the global sustainability goals and guarantees an overall environs and health safety. Facilities bearing the EcoDomus mark have complied with at least 50 basic criteria within the 12 categories listed below.more...
SPRING CLEANING A rejuvenating retreat with Nika Jankovic
Join us this spring for a 5 day retreat in the village Karigador, in the north of the beautiful Istria, Croatia. As spring is approaching its peak, we are invited to come out of our homes, to breath in the fresh air, feel the sun on our skin. Just like nature, our fires are being rekindled.
10th festival of chestnuts and chestnut dishes and productsmore...
30.07. - 31.07. in Karigador - Imagine a relaxing summer evening besides the sea with good company, the aroma of fresh fish on the grill and the sound of the accordion.more...
Tomato Day Festival
28.07. in Umag - This gastronomic event in Umag is dedicated to favourite seasonal summer vegetable, it is unique in Croatia and it offers you a chance to taste the tomato in various combinations.
Worlds' biggest cycling stars will cycle through Karigador on Tour of Croatia
Cycling race Tour of Croatia is one of the major sports events of the year in Croatia. Many world famous cycling teams will participate as well as numerous media that will broadcast the Tour on six continents - Europe, North and South America, Asia, Africa and Australia.more...
The fourth Choco & Wine fest in Brtonigla
The festival will be held on Saturday, 20st February 2016.
On that day, you will be able to enjoy a menu that will, in a special way, blend chocolate and wine with the traditional products from Brtonigla, such as cheese, honey, olive oil and the special bread from 4 soils.
Days of seashells in northwestern Istria
From 13.02. - 20.03.2016. gourmands will have an opportunity to savour delicious sea morsels at the Days of seashells.
Restaurants will offer imaginative menus at favourable prices! The culinary delicacies will be paired with premium local wines and olive oils this region is renowned for far and wide.
Magical fairytale in Novigrad
Istrian town will become magical town as stilt walkers, clowns and other circus artists will perform demanding skills with interaction from audience.more...
Aquapark Istralandia the funniest water in Istria
The first water park in Croatia offers a whole day of fun and entertainment for all ages with total length of rides of more than 1.6 kilometers on over 80 000 m2.more...
World’s Best Beach Volleyball Players Coming To Poreč in June
FIVB’s Beach Volleyball series starts its 2015 calendar from June 2-7 in Poreč in Peškera bay with a unique sports and entertainment event.more...
Two Recipes with Fresh Homemade Strawberries To Try Out Today
Come to our Banistra Villas and enjoy all you can eat homemade strawberries. Strawberries are ideal summer food. Delicious, juicy, fat-free, nutrient-rich and packed with antioxidants.more...
Rovinj to host Red Bull Air Race on 30 & 31 May, 2015
Small Istrian town will host the season’s third Red Bull Air Race World Championship race as the best pilots in the world soar beautiful Croatian sky.more...
Istria Wine & Walk on 16 May, 2015
When you come to our beautiful Banistra villas in Spring 2015, you can go on an Istria Wine & Walk tour on 16 May 2015more...
When the winter has gone and spring has spread its first rays of warm sunlight, little green sprouts of asparagus start popping up.more...
Get in touch with your true nature and discover your full potential.
Experience harmony within and without! In beautiful nature far away from tourist crowds, you can enjoy deep relaxation and recharge your batteries in positive atmosphere. It is a complete vacation for body, mind and spirit.more...
The traditional Weekend of Istrian truffles (5/11 - 6/11) will be held in Buzet. Its rich offer will be a good reason to spend a weekend there.more...