The green oasis of the Mediterranean await you south of Poreč, at the freshwater springs of the small fishing village of Funtana.
Radiating a unique charm and beauty of living, the small tourist and fishing village of Funtana is located south of Poreč. On the side facing the sea, Funtana is lined with numerous coves and islets, and on the inland side it is protected by pine and oak forests, vineyards and olive groves.
Funtana is located along the Poreč–Vrsar road, where many family houses have been built and there is not one that will not take in a guest during the summer season. This small coastal town's dedication to tourism can also be seen in its large number of restaurants and cafes, which gives it special appeal during the summer months. Well-groomed campsites, in harmony with the environment, and hotels can be found along the coast. Funtana takes pride in being able to accommodate as many as twenty thousand guests per day.
This elevated seaside village on the indented west coast of the Istrian peninsula began to develop at the beginnig of the 17th century, when a Koper-born nobleman named Bernardo Borisi built a castle and a church. Over time, many typical Istrian stone houses sprang up around them.
Funtana's famous freshwater springs near the sea were used by the inhabitants of the castle and the neighboring houses during great droughts; during high tide, the springs would turn salty due to sea water pouring in, and when the tide receded they would again provide fresh water. Here, at the springs of friendship, the green oasis of the sunny Mediterranean await you.