On the west coast of Istria, between Vodnjan and Pula, lies the settlement of Valbandon, part of the municipality of Fazana. The romantic fishing village Fazana with its narrow streets and old buildings will immediately enchant you. The long beach promenade with wonderful pebble beaches on the turquoise blue sea adorns the small town, which also has a variety of cafes and restaurants on offer. From here you can take a boat to the famous Brijuni Islands with the safari park or easily visit Pula, where you can admire the famous amphitheatre, shop to your heart’s content, visit museums, concerts or festivals or just watch the hustle and bustle with a coffee or a sundae. Valbandon is the ideal place if you are looking for a quiet oasis away from the tourist bustling.