Bale, in the Croatian region of Istria, is a must-visit place in 2023 for all lovers of authentic experiences, nature and gastronomy.
Even in previous years, Bale remained a hidden secret of Istria and Croatia. There are several reasons why places like Bale will be places to travel and spend an intimate and safe vacation.
If you want a classic tourist destination, Bale is not what you are looking for.
Bale, a small town in Istria, is a hidden gem that will satisfy all true lovers of authentic experiences, nature and gastronomy.
This quiet and picturesque place, located in the vicinity of the western coast of Istria, is an excellent starting point for exploring the entire peninsula. Bale offers visitors a rich history and culture, a wide gastronomic offer and the perfect opportunity to relax in pleasant surroundings.
A wide range of lodging options.
Apartments and holiday homes with their own entrance, courtyard, terrace or swimming pool have already been a common choice for those who used to visit Bale before, and there is no reason not to be so even this year.
Mobile homes in the camp are also a good choice for those who like to stay by the sea and to be surrounded by nature. Mobile homes have their own bathroom, kitchen and terrace.
Hotels such as La Grisa Hotel in Bale, will be the perfect choice for visitors who like to stay in traditionally decorated accommodations. The rooms of this small hotel are located in several independent houses and can be accessed directly from the square or the street.
Some accommodation facilities like Apartments Kamene priče or Villa Lav serve food and drinks at the terrace.
"Less is more" can really be applied to Bale.
The rich history of this small town intertwined with daily life stirs your imagination as you walk through the cobbled streets of this small town located on Mon Perin Hill. There is never a hustle in Bale and the streets and squares are neat and clean. Any resident or passerby will greet you unobtrusively and give you an advice if you ask for it. Daily life of the locals who live in the streets of the old town revives the beautiful scenery of this medieval town.
The sounds of jazz, from the Kamene priče tavern, will inspire you to drop by and indulge in culinary delights and Istrian wine in the unique ambiance.
Besides good food, locally grown vegetables, istrian wines and olive oil, all taverns and restaurants in Bale have their own terraaces or courtyard gardens where you can dine completely relaxed.
Local producers from Bale produce top quality olive oil, fruit and vegetables.
Bale and it's surroundings are well known for production of olive oil which can be tasted and bought at olive oil mills Grubić, Bembo and Meneghetti. Many local producers deliver fruit and vegetables to your door and one of them, Božić family farm, even organized self-service food sales at their own property.
Visiting some of the wineries in the vicinity of Bale doesn't only mean the opportunity to buy local wine, but also to make a trip which includes wine tasting and enjoying the beautiful Istrian scenery.
Istria is a well-known Croatian wine region where many wineries produce top-quality wines like Istrian Malvazija and Teran.
In many of them, as well as at Matošević, San Tommaso and Kozlović, you can taste wines, not only in the wine cellar, but also on the tarrace or in the vineyard.
When you decide to go to the restaurant or winery, please contact them in advance to make sure that everything is prepared for your arival.
At 9 kilometers of Mediterranean coast and untouched nature you can find your place by the sea in Bale
It takes only a few minutes by bike or car to get to Bale pebbly beaches or secluded rocky plateaus.
Use your active holiday in Istria to explore the past and think about the future
The Istrian landscapes and preserved nature will leave you breathless whether you are cycling, hiking, horseback riding or diving in the azure sea. The secluded roads and paths between olive groves and vineyards provide an unforgettable sense of discovering the way of life of the locals in the past, as well as today.
If you wander into the small town of Beram, not far from Bale, you must visit the Church of Mary in Skriljine. There, you can see the iconic Late Gothic fresco "Dance of the Dead" by Master Vincent of Kastav, depicting the transience of life and the equality of all facing the death during the Black Death (Plague), but it also bears witness to the victory of life.
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Address: 52211 Bale, Istria, Croatia