At the heart of the Istrian peninsula and the most developed tourist region in Croatia, the best preserved medieval, magical fortress is located – Motovun. In the form of an acropolis developed on the top of a steep hill, it is believed to be one of the most beautiful cities in Croatia. The castle was first mentioned in a document from the year of 804, while in the history, the ancient Celts and Illyrians built their forts in this area. It was named after the word Montona of Celtic origin, denoting a castle in the mountain. Motovun is an ideal city due to its location, a mild climate and hospitable hosts and you simply must visit it. It also provides amazing views directed towards the Mirna River valley, one can see beautiful vineyards and the famous Motovun forest. The city has a rich cultural heritage from the Middle Ages, such as the city walls, the city palace, towers and the Parish church of St. Stephen. The city has a great power of attraction and the ability to take you back to the distant history, therefore it should not be missed.
In addition to its natural beauty, Motovun prides itself on its cultural attractions. This mediaeval city will tell you its story through its own historical sights. Top sights and attractions that we recommend you to visit are: Parenzana train Vižinada, Promenade, Viewpoint.
Year after year, Motovun provides its visitors with great entertainment. Although it cannot boast on prestigious nightclubs and bars, it offers you a truly relaxed summer atmosphere and fun.
Excellent food prepared by top chefs, specialties from the Adriatic Sea, unforgettable panoramic view. All that is just one part of the offer provided by Motovun restaurants.
The average summer temperature in Motovun is 24°C and 6°C during winter.
Motovun 52424, Istria
45.336700, 013.828596 (45°20’12.1″N, 013°49’43.0″E)
Town hall: firstname.lastname@example.org
Town hall: 00385 (0)52 681 642
Prices in Motovun
50 HRK (6.6 EUR)
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8 HRK ( 1.1 EUR)
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25 HRK (3.30 EUR)
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25 HRK (3.30 EUR)
40 HRK (5.20 EUR)
10 HRK (1.3 EUR)
20 HRK (2.6 EUR)
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|2 person hotel
700 HRK (90 EUR)
|2 person apartment
400 HRK (50EUR)
|1 person hostel
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75 000 EUR
5000 HRK (650 EUR)
1200 HRK (160 EUR)
9.50 HRK (1.25 EUR)
8.50 HRK (1.10 EUR)
4 HRK (0.50 EUR)
Find the best location for you to stay depending on your needs
We advise you where to find accommodation depending on what type of traveler you are.
For example, if you are more of a nightlife type, then you will find accommodation near popular tourist streets and night clubs, if you prefer a peaceful and quiet vacation, then it is best for you to accommodate near beaches or parks, and if you are a backpacker travelling without a car, then you should settle in the center, where all events and tourist attractions are located.
Look up for the marked locations on the map for accommodation and their distance from important points of interest.
You like going out until late at night, popular tourist streets abounding with people, night clubs and similar activities? Then accommodate in the center of events and don’t waste too much time on traveling.
You had enough of business stress and you went on vacation to relax far away from the everyday hustle? For you it is best to settle right next to a beach, park or in the old city center where at the evening you will visit popular sights after enjoying on the beach.
You are always willing to spend time with people, because of which you travel in a unique way so you could meet the local people and make new acquaintances. If you travel without a car and have a limited budget, we recommend you a favorable accommodation in the city centre so that everything is at hand’s reach.
Scams in Motovun
During your stay in Motovun, you do not have to be afraid of frauds and theft, because Croatia is a safe country, and you will be safe in it. You will rarely see a thief or a criminal running from the police in the street because they are almost no such occurrences. Also, as far as the retailers in Croatia, people are very friendly, sometimes they are even willing to negotiate the price, but they will definitely not try to trick you.
The only thing you should be careful about is when you are driving with a taxi make sure that the taxi driver turns on the taximeter, because they are obliged to do that but sometimes they “forget” and charge you more then they should.
Croatia boasts on numerous private taxis who are always there for you. In some cities, from your accommodation place to your destination it will take you 20kn/5 km, which is more than affordable. The friendly staff will show you a place where something is, explain where you can find something or simply answer your questions.
The entire Croatia has a highly developed and modern bus transportation. Affordable, friendly staff, comfortable seats and wifi in some. Simply enough for a pleasant journey.
If you wish to afford a solid holiday in Croatia, here are a few tips. Please note that prices are different in different parts of the country, but the difference is not that big. For a single person’s seven days’ stay in Motovun it takes about 1050 HRK (140 EUR) for accommodation, 700 HRK (90 EUR) for food, 550 HRK (70 EUR) for pocket money and a few souvenirs.
Croatia has a very good knowledge of foreign languages. The Croats skillfully communicate mostly in English, then in German, Italian, and French, Spanish, Hungarian and other languages known to a smaller number of people.
In terms of religion, Croatia provides its citizens with freedom of choice. However, the largest number of believers belong to Catholicism, Orthodox and evangelical religion, then to Islam and Protestantism. But there is also a certain percentage of people referred to as atheists or members of other religious communities.
In Croatia there are type C, E and F outlets, so if you do not have an appropriate cable, we recommend that you take the appropriate adapter with you. The voltage in the country is 220, 240V.
The currency used in Croatia is kuna (HRK). In order to have an idea of the value of the kuna, here is a couple of examples of it’s value: 1 EUR (7.50 HRK), 1 USD (6.80 HRK), 1 CHF (6.80 HRK) 100 JPY (6.10 HRK), 1 CNY (1 HRK).
Phone – SIM card
SIM card – pay as you go that are mostly used in Croatia are Bon-Bon, Tele2, Tomato. Prices for calls within the Croatia are quite affordable and you do not have to expect high costs. If you phone home, the price of outgoing calls to the Member States of the European Union amounts is 4.50 HRK (0.60 EUR)/min, and the price of the message is 0.99 HRK (0.13 EUR).