Although Draguc is a small fortified village, it has attracted the attention of many tourists visiting Croatia. It is tucked away in the Cerovlje Municipality in the heart of Istria and is well-known for its eerie decayed castles and its many traditional hilltop towns. There is a lot to see while in Draguc including a range of ancient searches, such as the 15th century St. Eliseo church Also heralding from this era is the ancient church of Madonna del Rosario which was built in 1641. A particularly interesting site is the San Rocco e San Sebastiano chapel – a wonderfully quaint site, built in 1529 and boasting a well preserved copper 'onion' dome atop its spire.
Peaceful surroundings on holiday in Draguc
The most beautiful view in Draguc is a toss up between the walls of the St. Roch Parish – adorned, as they are, by the works of Istrian artist Anthony de Padova – and the view from the balconies of the Draguc apartments. The frescoes are marvelous and catch the attention of many a visitor, but there is something truly special about waking up, pushing back the curtains and revealing the stunning Croatian vistas that just cannot be beaten. There is also an old cemetery at the entrance of the village and a square which has a row of old houses. There are holiday homes all over Draguc – with such a wide variety, you're bound to find the right one for you. Whether you choose a property located near the sea or further inland, we're sure you'll enjoy the peaceful surroundings here.
Natural beauty and ancient history – Draguc vacations
Regardless of whether you choose to stay in a coastal Draguc apartment or one of the more rural Draguc villas, you'll easily be able to admire the panoramic view of the hillsides. In this cute little village, you're simply surrounded by natural beauty and ancient history. The locals are proud of their cultures and traditions and never tire of extolling the virtues of their most famous son – Antoni Grossich. For those who didn't pay attention in science class, Grossich is a famous surgeon who pioneered the use of iodine in surgical treatment, way back in 1908. The people of Draguc are rightfully proud to be the birthplace of this important medical treatment. A trip to his birth-house is a viable excursion, giving you the chance to soak up the local atmosphere as you do so. If you're after a laid back break surrounded by Mother Nature, spend your next vacation in Draguc.
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