Located in Istria, in Svetvinčenat, is the small but beautiful village of Cukrici. This village may be the answer to a perfect Croatian holiday. Here you will not only be able to enjoy culture, but the area is also rick in folklore and art. When you leave your Cukrici holiday rentals to explore the outdoors here, you will realise that the region has been blessed with abundant flora and fauna. In fact, you will also be able to check out edible mushrooms growing in the wild or medicinal plants, such as wormwood, sage, dandelion and rue. If you enjoy hunting, make sure that you book your Cukrici cottage rentals for the weekend, as during this period the entire countryside in Svetvinčenat becomes a paradise for hunters. You will find hunters coming in from Italy as well to hunt pheasants, woodcock, hare, quail and partridge.
Holidays in Cukrici – the town that's small, but perfectly formed
There are also a number of activities, such as walking and taking in the abundant beauty of nature, hunting or tasting some outstanding Istrian wines. One of the things you can enjoy while on holiday in Cukrici is the cuisine. The food has Italian influence, but is simple, wholesome and delicious. You can enjoy mouthwatering pasta with wild herbs, grape vinegar and olive oil or you can even try homemade prosciutto. If you are a cheese lover, do make sure to taste the local cheese made from sheep milk. Of course, if you are in Istria, you cannot leave your Cukrici accommodation without tasting the local wines grown in the region. The Istrian peninsula has been making wine since the Greeks and Romans occupied this region. Some of the wines that have delicious bouquet are Malvasia, Moscato, Pinot, Terrano, Merlot and Borgnogna.
Peace, quiet and hazy sunshine on vacation in Cukrici
The peace and quiet afforded by the Cukrici villas is unbelievable. The best way to explore the hidden treasures of nature in Cukrici is on foot. But you can also hire a bicycle and check out the trails that meander through the gentle slopes and Mediterranean-looking farmlands. You will be able to take in vineyards and olive trees that are in profusion here. If you are looking to breathe fresh air, enjoy nature at its best and still have access to the resort towns, such as Pula and Porec, Cukrici would make the perfect holiday destination in Croatia. With its small population and large hospitality, you will surely yearn to keep returning year after year. You will be amazed to note that even in the warmest month, the average temperature here is a little over 22 degrees Celsius, making the weather perfect for rest, relaxation and enjoyment!
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